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April - June 2001

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Registration for this year's conference will be conducted by the North Country Trail Association headquarters. Early registration is encouraged! Meals and lodging are available at incredible rates. Additional fees may be required for some tours and rentals and must be paid while registering. A confirmation form will be mailed to all registrants in July along with directions to Cazenovia and a campus guide.

A variety of workshops await this year's conference participants. Currently scheduled include Trail Maintenance and Blazing by Irene Szabo, Backcountry Safety with Pete Moreau, State of the Trail with Bob Papp, NCTA, and Getting Nature Photography Right! See the schedule for times .

Evening Programs

Evening programs will feature Adirondack tales by storyteller Ken Kaufman on Thursday evening, and a Overnight accommodations will be available in Cazeno- slide show presented by Joan Young on Friday. Joan will share her vivid experiences along many stretches via College dorms. Cost for rooms will be $25 per person/double, $30 per person/single. Rooms feature of the Trail. On Saturday evening Barbara McMartin, famed author of books about the Adirondack bunk beds and community bathrooms. Bed and bath Preserve's vast interior, will share her opinion of the linens will be available for an additional $10.00 per proposed NCT route options through New York's north person for the weekend. Cazenovia College is one country. block from certified North Country Trail in the charming village of Cazenovia, where NCT signs and blue blazes mark Main Street for a few blocks.

On Site Lodging

Meals Meals will be served in Hubbard Hall on the campus of Cazenovia College beginning with dinner Thursday evening and concluding with Sunday breakfast. Meals can be purchased in advance on either a daily or single meal basis. Bag lunches will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for those planning to be off campus mid-day. A Picnic Dinner is scheduled for all Conference participants on Friday night at the Cazenovia College Equestrian Center. Rides to that event will be coordinated from campus. Saturday evening's banquet includes the spirited NCTA Auction and an exciting program featuring Barbara McMartin.

Trail Shops The NCTA and Finger Lakes Trail Shops will be open in Hubbard Hall throughout the weekend.

Hikes Spectacular views, waterfalls and scenic streams galore! Several guided hikes will be offered daily for all ability levels. College vans will help smooth car shuttling chores. Self-guided hikes radiate from the college for those seeking more solitary strolls on the North Country Trail or within historic neighborhoods! Turn to page 16 for more detailed information.

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Getting there ... Cazenovia is located twenty miles southeast of Syracuse. Driving maps will be available to all registrants and online. Most major airlines and Amtrak serve Syracuse. Local volunteers will gladly provide transport to the Conference. Sign up on the Registration Form.

Trail Junction New York •!• 2001 NCTA Annual Conference •!• Cazenovia, New York •!• August 9-12,2001 Page 13

North Star Vol. 20, No. 2 (2001)  
North Star Vol. 20, No. 2 (2001)