2021 Spring and Summer Newsletter

The transition from winter to spring has rarely been more anticipated. Last year was a long slog as concerns about the pandemic continued through the winter with many disruptions and challenges. Fortunately many found escape in nature, to which the increased popularity of the Wapack Trail attests. The Wapack provides a welcome and healthful experience of nature to thousands of people each year. This is a testament to our important work of maintaining and protecting Read more…

How Did Binney Hill Get It’s Name?

What got me researching this question is the Friends of the Wapack received an email from poet David Crews, asking if we knew how Binney Hill got its name. David was writing poems for Northeast Wilderness Trust’s (NEWT) four Ambassador Preserves, and Writing the Land, a partnership between the environmental and creative communities. One of the Ambassador Preserves is the Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve, which NEWT protected in 2016, with the Friends of the Wapack Read more…

2020 Fall and Winter Newsletter

2020 Year in Review This year marks the fortieth year of the Friends of the Wapack. The Spring edition of this newsletter included a timeline of our many accomplishments over four decades to maintain and permanently protect the Wapack Trail. It’s a record of which this all volunteer organization can be proud. I encourage you to check it out. The ever increasing popularity of the scenic and historic Wapack Trail is a testament to the Read more…