REGION – Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and TrailKeeper.org partners for a Fall Hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail in Sullivan County, NY on Saturday, October 11 from 10am-12pm.

Enjoy great views of the Delaware River, fall foliage approaching its peak, and traverse a historic stone arch bridge.

Learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the area with Sullivan County Historian John Conway and the Conservancy’s Stewardship and Education Coordinator Amanda Subjin.

The Tusten Mountain Trail is featured on the hiking website TrailKeeper.org, a one-source outlet for hiking trails and public lands in Sullivan County, NY with easy-to-read, easy-to-access maps and facilities information and guides to hiking safety. TrailKeeper.org provides access to trail information that matches hiker to trail.

The Tusten Mountain Trail is maintained by the National Park Service. Remember to wear hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, and to bring water for this moderately strenuous trail.

The Fall Hike is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your space and receive directions.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands and forests, clean waters, eagles and eagle habitat, locally sustainable economies, and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region.

For more information on the Conservancy and how it connects people to the lands where they live, work, and play, visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.

Trailkeeper.org, launched in September 2012, is the result of a partnership between the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, the Sullivan County Visitors Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, and Morgan Outdoors, with support from the National Park Service, NY/NJ Trail Conference, Sullivan Renaissance and the Upper Delaware Council.

For more information on TrailKeeper.org, email info@trailkeeper.org or contact Catskill Mountainkeeper at845-482-5400.