New York is building a statewide trail network one locality at a time

Dropkin, Robin; Elton, Wally
June 2009
New York State Conservationist;Jun2009, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p10
The article considers the effort to promote a statewide multi-use trail network in the state of New York. Among the factors that prompted interest in the trail network are the possible increase in fuel prices and rising awareness of global climate change. The objective of Healthy Trails, Healthy People program of Parks & Trails New York is to aid novice trail advocates to learn about overcoming obstacles to promoting community trails. Also cited is the successful advocacy of the town of Peru for a river trail under the leadership of Adele Douglas.


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