Trails, Resurrected

Dropkin, Robin; DeRita, Philip
June 2006
New York State Conservationist;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p22
The article features the New York Central System, considered as the largest railroad in the U.S. The old rail lines and other earlier transportation systems such as canals, are now being resurrected as trails for hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and commuting. Railroads and canals played an important role in the development of New York State because it facilitates increased trade and westward expansion. Preserving abandoned rail corridors and canal towpaths as public trails offers future generations the chance to experience and learn about Empire State history.


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