In 2016 we celebrated the 30th year of the Jackrabbit Trail. Since its founding in 1986, the Jackrabbit Trail has helped generations discover the joy of exploring trails that connect our communities to both the local woods and the wilder backcountry, whether by skis, bike or foot.
The trail was original established by the Adirondack Ski Touring Council (ASTC), our parent organization. ASTC created a solid foundation on which has been built an ever-expanding effort to establish and steward ski touring and mountain bike trails in this part of the Adirondacks. Now operating as the "Barkeater Trails Alliance - BETA", the organization is now looking to the next 30 years, with many new projects and partnerships underway that will bolster the region’s reputation as a world-class destination for human-powered recreation.
BETA staff and local volunteers dedicate thousands of hours to trail stewardship every season. Those efforts are made stronger by the support of our members. Membership dues support trail construction and stewardship activities on over 100 miles of ski and bike trails in the region, as well as the salary of the Executive Director, who is responsible for non-profit administration; fundraising and membership development; fudiciary operations; communications and social media; planning and coordination of trail projects, group outings and events; landowner and government relations; and advocacy and coordination with state and local agencies.
Please join or renew your membership today by clicking the button below. You will be redirected to the main BETA website (www.betatrails.org).
The Adirondack Ski Touring Council, Inc. (dba - Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA)) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.