ONEONTA TRAIL ASSOCIATION
Dedicated to Maintaining and Preserving Our Communal Sanctuary In the Forest
Off of any official map, secret, hidden, tucked away, known not by any phone or numbered address, yet felt powerfully by the deep yet subtle unspoken 'sense of place' shared among all of us that consider these trails vital to our quality of life. To us, trails are so much more than beautiful paths through the forest. They are spiritual corridors of escape from the race against the clock and noise of modern life. They are a place to connect with nature, bond with others, sustain our health, or enjoy peaceful solitude. OTA hopes to unite runners, bikers, hikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, photographers, nature lovers, meditators, and many more who all realize both our good fortune to have this rare gift, and the work and vigilance needed to sustain it. We hope to maintain and spread the word about this amazing resource for many more people to discover today, and protect it for future generations to cherish tomorrow.
The quality of life and town economic benefits of a vibrant trail system and community are enormous and myriad. We're currently collecting town testimonials from around the country to help convey how powerfully true that is.
**many listed trails are not public - please check the access policy with each institution or land owner before using **
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
HOW TO HELP OTA
We'd love to meet you at one of our events. Donating time for some trail maintenance is incredibly valuable to make our trails safer and more enjoyable. Monetary donations are fully deductible from federal income tax as we are a 501c(3) organization, and help us buy tools and promotional materials, in addition to maintaining this web site.