HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WTA! We’re looking forward to the next 100 years!
Have a most enjoyable autumn. See you on the trail!
WTA Welcomes its New Members: Olga Baez, Rolando Baez, Ralph Barreto, David Bernstein, Aldo Braccetti, Liam Duffett, David Finz, Caroline Furry, Jill Gold, Laura Hickernell, Timothy Knudson, Larry Lebow, Steven Marshall, Sharon Menzel, Emily Mines, Teresa Moriarty, Liliane Offredo, Jose Rivera, Nancy Rivera, David Rosen, Patricia Rosen, Anne Wyman.
And Welcome Back: Sherry Adler, Marilyn Littman, Kevin O'Rourke, Kristen Soni.
Fall Hiking Tips. Warm days can turn brisk and chilly towards evening. Bring a windbreaker, and a wool or fleece top or sweater to wear under it. Toss a pair of gloves and a hat in your pack just in case. Falling leaves are beautiful but they mask rocks, roots and nuts that can make you trip or slip, so as you take in the colors around you keep an eye on the ground as well. This is the season to observe nature’s glorious display - enjoy every moment of it.
...played hiking themed games and awarded prizes...
...and shared photos and memories of our WTA adventures.
Westchester Trails Association
Feasted on cake...
It was raining outside, but the mood inside was joyful. We enjoyed good food and good company
NY State Senator Pete Harckham presented a Proclamation to us, recognizing the club’s “exemplary service to the community”.
On September 23rd WTA celebrated its 100th anniversary!
We were honored with a Proclamation from the Westchester County Legislature declaring it to be “Westchester Trails Association Day”, and we saw our name in lights on the County Center’s “Jumbotron”.
Join WTA in completing the Westchester 100, a project inspired by the "Walkable Westchester" book written by Jane and Walt Daniels. The book has been an invaluable resource for hiking in our home county, and the most recent (third) edition details more than 635 miles of trails in over 200 parks, preserves and sanctuaries.
We launched our Westchester 100 project in the fall of 2009, shortly after the first edition of the book was published, by compiling a list of local hiking areas and trails featuring 91 “regular” hikes and 18 “half hikes” throughout the county. Since then we've sponsored guided hikes to all the places on the list, with those who complete the challenge (either with our club or on their own) being rewarded with a certificate, a patch, and unlimited bragging rights.
To see our updated Westchester 100 list, please click here. We invite you to join us in exploring the many places to walk or hike that Westchester County has to offer.