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Trail Supporter Patch

Red trail supporter patch

For just $5, anyone can support the maintenance and enhancement of hiking, biking, horseback riding and other non-motorized trails on State lands. The current patch design is a red disc with white lettering which resembles trail markers used by DEC to mark east-west directional trails. This patch can be ordered at all outlets where sporting licenses are sold, on-line, and by phone (866-933-2257). Please note: patches are sold through the same program that sells hunting and fishing licenses. You will need to create an account. The purchase of a license is NOT required in order to purchase a patch.

All funds raised from the purchase of the patch will be deposited in the Conservation Fund's Outdoor Recreation, Trail Maintenance, and Development Account. DEC administers more than 3,500 miles of non-motorized trails on State Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, Forest Preserve, and Multiple Use Areas.

Funding from the sale of trail supporter patches will also provide DEC's valuable partners in the Volunteer Stewardship Program with additional money to reach more trails for maintenance assistance. The Volunteer Stewardship Program is a volunteer-based program which assists DEC with trail maintenance on DEC administered lands.

Among those trails that will benefit from the patch are some of New York's finest and most well-known, including the Northville-Placid Trail, the Finger Lakes Trail, and the Long Path, among other trails across the state. Explore DEC-managed lands.