BREIA was created in 1984 with the goal of conserving, maintaining, and enhancing the scenic and historical values of the Adirondack and Tug Hill Region. Its central philosophy is that these beautiful landscapes and all they offered should be available to the larger public. The campuses are designed as world-class recreational facilities.
BREIA now boasts more than 50 kilometers of trails, making it one of the largest classic ski, snowshoe, and mountain biking trail systems in the East. There are five public locations, each offering a distinctive experience for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
BREIA is a not-for-profit corporation funded by Butler Conservation, as a gift to the people of New York. Access to the trails and facilities is free, and donations are not accepted. The trails remain open throughout the year and offer hiking / biking opportunities during the warm seasons, and snowshoeing / cross-country skiing in the winter months.