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Feds: State gets 5 new national recreation trails

Saturday, June 7, 2014
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ALBANY — Federal officials have announced five new national recreation trails in New York as part of a nationwide recognition in 11 states in celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday.

The secretary of the Interior and the National Park Service director announced that the five trails designated in New York are:

— Genesee Valley Greenway State Park, an 84-mile corridor through 16 towns from Rochester to Allegany County on the Pennsylvania border;

— Harlem Valley Rail Trail, a including a 4-mile paved bicycle and pedestrian path in Columbia County;

— Harlem Valley Rail Trail, an 11-mile trail in neighboring Dutchess County;

— Hudson Valley Rail Trail, a 3.6-mile trail on the Hudson River's west bank in Ulster County.

— Long Path through Mine Kill State Park, a 5-mile trail in the Schoharie Valley.

 
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