New Mine Hole Trail at Minnewaska Offers Link for Long Path from Gunks to Catskills

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Volunteers ready the Mine Hole Trail for opening on National Trails Day. Photo by Georgette Weir

Trail Conference volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the new Mine Hole Trail and Long Path reroute at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, which will be opened on June 2, National Trails Day.

That day, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference will join with Minnewaska State Park Preserve and the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club to celebrate the opening of the new Mine Hole Trail in the northernmost part of the park. This 3.5-mile trail links the Berrypicker Trail to Berme Road and provides most of the long-sought green link to connect the Shawangunks to the Catskills.

The event will begin at 10 am at Soyuzivka, the Ukranian Heritage Foundation Center at 216 Foordmore Road in Kerhonkson, NY. Park officials and Trail Conference volunteers who have planned and built the trail connection will be introduced. Maps of the new trail links will be available.  The opening remarks will be followed by a guided hike on the newly opened Mine Hole Trail led by Jean-Claude Fouere of the Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club. The club has volunteered to maintain the new trail.

The round-trip hike will be approximately 7 miles and is rated moderately strenuous. It is open to the public. Bring water and lunch/snacks.

For more information, contact Larry Wheelock at [email protected] or 201.512.9348

Click here for our full news release, including a description of the new trail.

Leader/Presenter: 
Ed Goodell, Trail Conference Executive Director
Sponsor: 
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference & Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Where: 
Soyuzivka, the Ukranian Heritage Foundation Center at 216 Foordmore Road in Kerhonkson, NY