"This special trail will attract people from all over the Adirondacks and surrounding areas," said Sterling Goodspeed, town of Johnsburg supervisor.
According to Dr. John Rugge, chief executive officer of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network, "One of the most important issues in the prevention of disease is ensuring that people get enough exercise. Clearly, the development of this trail will afford people additional opportunities for healthy lifestyle activities."
Parks & Trails New York will now join the Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail Trail, Inc. in meetings with the APA and other procedural activities in order to move forward with the project. Austin hopes to have the project near completion within five years. The average trail takes 10 years to complete.
To find out more information on the project visit, www.upperhudson.org or www.ptny.org.