Hikers Highlight Need for New Trails, Land Preservation

Tod Westlake
Shawangunk Journal


KERHONKSON - Now that the Colony Farm in Kerhonkson is no longer in operation, Wawarsing resident John Adams feels that it might serve as a bridge that would effectively join Minnewaska State Park Preserve to the Vernooy Kill State Forest. To that end, Adams, along with members of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, took part in a hike this past Sunday in order to highlight and promote this idea. Adams, who was recently appointed to the Environment and Conservation Commission for the Town of Wawarsing, feels that the expansion of trails in the Wawarsing area would give hikers and bikers a reason to come to Wawarsing, thereby enhancing tourism in the area.

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