The Kingston Land Trust and the Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee (a Parks & Trails New York Healthy Trails Healthy People project) is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd by sharing several of the exciting and family fun activities that are taking place in the Mid-Hudson Valley over the weekend – all in the name of promoting trails that offer opportunities to celebrate history and nature, access to physical recreation, and non-motorized transportation.
National Trails Day now in its 20th year boasts exciting activities national wide that encourage a local hike, dog walk, cycling, horseback riding, trail maintenance projects, paddle trip, health fairs, geocaching activity, photo safari, birdwatching expeditions and more.
Here’s some of what’s happening in the Kingston area:
Currently, the Kingston Land Trust and the KLT Rail Trail Committee are negotiating a 40 year agreement with the City of Kingston and the Trolley Museum of New York to obtain the right-of-way of a 1.5 mile stretch of unused historic rail corridor to be turned into a greenway and multi-use trail known as the “Kingston Point Rail Trail” that will connect Midtown, Kingston to the waterfront in the Rondout. The group is also in the midst of an engineering study with Alta Planning & Design that will help to determine associated costs for proper design and construction of the trail. The project will serve as a catalyst for transforming Kingston as a more livable community. Be on the lookout for an upcoming celebration and many more trail clearing events to come.
For more information on National Trails Day, visit the American Hiking Society’s website.