Created and maintained by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Long Path is an incredible 350-mile hiking trail that reaches from New York City to the outskirts of Albany, along the way traversing some of New York's most beautiful natural parks and preserves, including the New Jersey Palisades, Harriman State Park, Schunemunk Mountain, the Shawangunk Mountains, the Catskills, and the Helderberg Escarpment.
The name was inspired by the opening stanza of Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road.
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
– Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road
The purpose of the Long Path Race Series is to build awareness for the Long Path and the work of the Trail Conference and its volunteers and to get more people running and hiking on New York's beautiful trails.
Wurtsboro Mountain 30K
April 2, 2016
Phoenicia Ridge to Valley Trail Race
June 4, 2016
Ellenville Mountain Running Festival: 1/2 Marathon, 11 Miler, Marathon
July 30, 2016
Catskill Mountain 100k Road Race
August 14, 2016
Thacher Park Running Festival
August 28, 2016
SRT Run/Hike: 13/30/50/70-mile Trail Runs
September 16-17, 2016
October 2, 2016
Assault on Schunemunk Mountain: 10/20-mile Trail Runs
October 22, 2016