Mohonk Preserve

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New Paltz to plan safer route to Shawangunk Mountains

Sunday, November 24, 2013

By John Ferro.  Poughkeepsie Journal.

NEW PALTZ — When folks rent bikes from his shop on Main Street here, Bicycle Depot co-owner Michael Newman typically does not suggest riding out toward the majestic Shawangunk Mountains.

“People don’t feel safe on Route 299,” Newman said of the only route heading west from the village toward the state park trails and private preserve land beyond.

But now plans are moving forward to create a small connecting trail from the downtown area to the edge of the Shawangunk foothills.  See full article and video online or view article as a PDF.