The Kingston Land Trust celebrates the 20th annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd 2012.

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:

Kingston, NY – Hudson River School Art Trail Ribbon Cutting in Hasbrouck Park

Scenic Hudson –  Trail Work on the Illinois Mountain multi-use trail system

Wallkill Valley Land Trust – Houses on the Land Tour

New York – New Jersey Trail Conference  – New Mine Hole Trail Is Link in Gunks-Catskills Trail Corridor

Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group/Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter – Shawangunk Service Trip to Gertrude’s Nose

Riverkeeper – The Riverkeeper Clean-Sweep

Olana State Historic Site – Check-in From Olana’s Carriage Drives

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.

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