On Thursday, March 3, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the addition of nearly 1,200 acres to three state parks in the Hudson Valley.
The new parkland additions include 946 acres at Hudson Highlands State Park, 179 acres at Schunnemunk State Park, and a 33-acre property to provide better access to the Appalachian Trail and Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park.
“One of my favorite pastimes is exploring the different activities and stunning views at our state parks, and with this expansion we will have even more beautiful views and trails for New Yorkers to experience,” said Hochul, according to a press release. “Preserving open space and expanding our parks also helps to protect the environment, create new access for outdoor recreation, and boosts the local economy. Our State Parks are some of New York’s greatest natural treasures – and I’m excited to expand access to the great outdoors for future generations.”
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