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All aboard: Historic rail trail opens to public
Source:Register-Star, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers
HAINES FALLS — The Mountain Top Historical Society celebrated National Trails Day Saturday by opening the historic and long-awaited Kaaterskill Rail Trail in Haines Falls.
The walking trail was officially opened to the public at 10:30 a.m., with enthusiastic speeches by representatives of the many organizations involved in its development, including the town of Hunter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Mountain Top Historical Society and a handful of private property owners. After the opening ceremony, an eager crowd of hikers took off on guided walks of the trail.