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Go take a hike— for the NPS

August 22, 2012

TUSTEN, NY — The National Park Service will celebrate its 96th birthday on August 25. It invites the public to celebrate by joining the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Park Rangers for a guided hike of the Tusten Mountain Trail on Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. This free hike will meet at the Tusten Mountain trailhead, located at the Ten Mile River Access on Crawford Rd.

Tusten Mountain Trail is a moderately difficult three-mile loop that takes you through the historic remains of Tusten Settlement as you climb to the summit for a magnificent view of the Upper Delaware Valley. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, bring plenty of water, snacks, sunglasses, bug spray and binoculars, as well as a hat.

The Tusten Mountain Trail is one of six trails featured in the park’s new “Take a Hike!” brochure, which gives the names, locations, descriptions and difficulty levels of trails in the Upper Delaware River Valley. It also provides a checklist to keep track of the trails you’ve hiked, which can be turned in upon completion for a “Take a Hike!” patch.