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"Like never before, communities throughout the Hudson Valley are leveraging their natural resources to enhance residents’ quality of life and economic prosperity.
In Dutchess and Putnam counties, local governments are seeking to connect the City of Beacon with the Village of Cold Spring through the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, making a high-speed roadway safer for hiking and bicycling while boosting tourism. The City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Lloyd are capitalizing on their relationship with Walkway Over the Hudson by investing in trails and revitalizing neighborhoods that act as gateways to the span."
"While the bid for the U.S. Presidency may be contentious, we’re instigating a friendly competition for the next Hall of Fame Rail-Trail. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), we’ll be conducting a public vote for the 30th entry into this prestigious group.
When RTC opened its doors in 1986, we knew of fewer than 200 rail-trails around the country. Today, their numbers have grown tenfold. This achievement would not have been possible without the groundswell of goodwill and generosity we’ve received from our 160,000 members and active supporters over the years. That’s why we’re excited to hear from YOU about which rail-trail you think should enter the 2016 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
Inductees are selected on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution. Below, you’ll find (in no particular order) our five nominees—which we felt exemplify all of these qualifications—as well as input from local trail users about why their trail deserves our highest honor."
The Hudson Valley Trail Network, which includes the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, and the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, has been nominated. Voting opens in June!
Start the New Year off with a First Day Hike on the Walkway!
Participants can meet at either the West (Highland) or East (Poughkeepsie) gates of the Walkway at 2:00 pm. All participants will walk to the Center Overlook of the Walkway where they will be entered in a raffle to win tickets to Walkway's Independence Day Firework Spectacular on Saturday, July 2, 2016, family memberships, and Walkway apparel. The raffle will be held at approximately 2:30 pm when both sides meet.
(Former Walkway Board Chair Sally Mazzarella (on left) and Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart (on right), recognize Theresa Gill for her service, dedication and leadership to the Walkway Board of Directors. Photo by Irving Solero)
Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, elected Mike Oates as the nonprofit group’s new chairperson and voted to add three new directors; Jean Marie Healy, Dan Ahouse, and Robert J. Levine. Members gathered at the organization’s Annual Meeting held at Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse to elect board members and hear a report on the year’s activities from Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart. The Walkway Board of Directors also thanked Mike Horodyski and Theresa Gill for their service.