Appalachian Trail boardwalk opens in Pawling

Date: 
07/03/2012
Source: 
MidHudsonNews.com
PC Region: 
East Hudson

 

PAWLING – The newly completed Appalachian Trail boardwalk spanning the Great Swamp in Pawling, had its grand opening Sunday at the Trail crossing of State Route 22. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NYNJTC) coordinated and completed the project with was funded primarily by the Appalachian Trail Park Office of the National Park Service.

The 1,600-foot, oak-decked boardwalk includes a 34-foot bridge and crosses the length of the A.T. across the Great Swamp. More than 75 volunteers spent two and a half years constructing the route, some coming from as far away as Italy and Great Britain. The majority of volunteers were from the NYNJTC and the ATC's Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew.

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