In November, Parks & Trails New York awarded The Kingston Land Trust a Healthy Trails, Healthy People technical assistance grant. The land trust is working on connecting existing rail trails outside the city to the Midtown area.
Parks & Trails staff met with the Land Trust, members of Kingston’s Trolley Museum of New York, and a reporter from the Kingston Times, on Dec. 9 to begin examining how to best move forward with ambitious proposals that will make Kingston a venerable center of the Hudson Valley trail network. Potential links include the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, the D&H O&W Trail, and the proposed Kingston Point Trolley Trail. You can read more about the visit and see pictures of the proposed trail here.
As the project moves forward, Parks & Trails New York will assist with increasing community awareness and support of the project, outreach to elected officials, grant writing, fundraising, and promotional efforts.
Healthy Trails, Healthy People is made possible by a grant from the New York State department on health. For more about the D&H O&W trail, and the Wallkill Valley Trail, check out PTNY’s Trailfinder online guide.