The New York/New Jersey Trail Conference doesn't run hikes themselves, but for a small fee you can join their club and receive "Trail Walker," their bi-monthly newspaper. It's loaded with hikes run by their 85 hiking group members. Larry Wheelock, trails director, says their mission is to develop and maintain trails all 1,500 miles of them. The NY/NJTC has detailed maps and books for sale on the web, by mail or at the office to help hikers get the most from the trail. Their website offers hiker discussion groups and links to clubs, parks, hikes, maps, campgrounds ... all the information a hiker could want.