Trail Conference Defends Shawangunk Ridge Trail Corridor at 7 Peaks Development Hearing

Tod Westlake
Shawangunk Journal


MAMAKATING - About a dozen speakers came out last Wednesday evening, March 17, for the public hearing on the development project known as 'Seven Peaks.' Most of the participants spoke out about concerns over the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 653-acre, 49 unit, luxury community and resort, which, if built, would straddle the ridge just south of Wurtsboro and Bloomingburg. There were, however, a few speakers who came out to express support for the project, arguing that its construction would be boon to local jobs and would significantly supplement the town's currently modest tax roll.