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Events Highlight Yorktown's Extensive Trail System

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Trail Town Committee hosted two successful events during the Hudson River Ramble event series this past September, showcasing Yorktown’s beautiful trail network.

Five hikers joined committee board member and Greenway board member, Jane Daniels, for a hike in Sylvan Glen Park Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 17. While hiking through the park, Jane related the history of Mohegan Granite and showed participants several quarries that had supplied a honey-colored granite for many structures, such as the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. They also visited the 18-foot circumference Quarry Oak.

Additionally, eight mountain bikers from around the region came out on Saturday, Sept. 23, for a two-hour mountain bike ride on the Yorktown trails, led by committee board member Laura Kelly.

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During the event, riders were given information about trail development and the local partnership between the hiking and mountain biking communities to build and maintain the trails. A few of the riders tried riding some of the trail features and were visibly elated to take their riding to new levels. All riders marveled at the incredible network of trails available in Yorktown.

Yorktown Trail Town Committee is currently working with the town board to build a new trail that will connect FDR State Park from Baldwin Road to the downtown Yorktown business district, providing a safe alternative passage for walkers and bicyclists. The committee will be looking for volunteers to help construct the trail in early 2018.

About Yorktown Trail Town Committee: Founded in 2014, Yorktown Trail Town Committee is committed to promoting the greater health, social and recreational benefits of parks and trails while informing users of nearby local businesses. Committee meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit hyorktowntrailtown.com.

About Hudson River Ramble: The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities and trails throughout the region.  Every September, “Ramblers” come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. For more information, please visit hudsonrivervalleyramble.com/ramble.

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