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Shortly after founding the Mohawk Valley Hiking Club in 1929, Vincent Schaefer conceived of a trail of notable places hikers could visit from New York City to the Adirondacks. Re-imagined in the 1960’s as a more traditional hiking trail, it now runs from Ft. Lee, NJ to Altamont, NY. There are plans to continue the route to the Canadian Border. In 1991 Vincent Schaefer wrote a guide to the Long Path.
The collection consists primarily of Schaefer’s notes on Benton MacKay as inspiration for the project and notebooks kept while researching and developing the trail. Included in the collection is biographical material on Vincent Schaefer and his work in atmospheric science at General Electric.
Mohawk Valley Hiking Club, The Long Path, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Amodeo, Margie, "Vincent Schaefer Papers, 1921-2001" (2013). Finding Aids. 26.