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Trail Supporter Patch

Beginning 6/19/2020, there are no more trail patches available for sale and a new design can not be ordered for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your interest and support, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Help Support Trail Improvements

All funds raised from the purchase of the patch are 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 also provides DEC's valuable partners in the Volunteer Stewardship Program with additional money to maintain and improve trails. 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. Explore DEC-managed lands.