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Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails


Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6 p.m.

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NY-NJ Trail Conference maps 1935 and 2016
Comparison of trail maps at Bear Mountain, NY; 1935 – 2016


The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is known for its high-quality trail maps for parks throughout the New York metropolitan area. Join us for a free public talk with cartographer Jeremy Apgar on the history of trail mapping in the region over the past 100 years, how maps are made today, and why Trail Conference maps are considered the gold standard for trail maps in the region, and beyond.

Trail maps from the New York Public Library's collection will be on display.

Jeremy Apgar has been the cartographer for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 10 years, creating maps to assist with all aspects of building, maintaining, and educating people about trails.

This lecture is sponsored by the New York Map Society.