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National Trails Day at Hickory Ridge Preserve

Naples, New York

A person on riding on a bike down a trail with leaves on the trail.
Shared-Use Trail Biking on the shared-use trail at Hickory Ridge Preserve © Mathew Levine/TNC

Overview

Event Overview

Celebrate National Trails Day and the grand opening of a new, environmentally sustainable shared-use trail system, accessible to hikers, bikers, adaptative mountain bikers and jogger strollers at Hickory Ridge Preserve (formerly West Hill Preserve) in Naples, NY. Join The Nature Conservancy, the Town of Naples, Genesee Regional Off-road Cyclists, and Finger Lakes Trail Conference for a family-friendly event featuring a walking tour led by Adam Reitz of Further Trail Services. Attendees will learn about trail etiquette and the art and science behind trail construction.

After the tour, attendees are welcome to hike or bike on their own. There will also be opportunities to sign up and learn more about upcoming events, as well as how you can support projects like this in the future. 

The new trails are the first phase of a planned 13-mile shared-use trail system that offers enhanced access to nature while reducing negative environmental impacts, such as erosion. This new design replaces a degraded and muddy hiking-only trail system with one accessible to beginner and intermediate hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners while reducing sediment pollution to nearby aquatic habitats, including a trout stream.   

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Notice of Filming and Photography

By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed. Your participation constitutes your consent to such photographs, audio/video recordings, including any media which contains your image or likeness, for any purpose at The Nature Conservancy’s sole discretion. You also consent to the use of your name in connection with such images.