Catskill Mountain Rail Trail gains traction

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has earmarked $2 million in the state’s 2013-14 budget to develop a rail trail from the Ashokan Reservoir to the city of Kingston, with the ultimate goal of it reaching the Walkway Over the Hudson, according to Ulster County Executive Michael Hein.

The funding, which would come from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, would go toward Hein’s proposal, unveiled in October 2012, to develop a multi-use recreational trail along the county-owned Ulster & Delaware Railroad corridor, which stretches more than 38 miles from Kingston to Highmount, near Belleayre Mountain.

Ulster County owns the majority of the rail line, which it leases to the Catskill Mountain Railroad under an agreement that expires in 2016.

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