The Narrows

The Narrows Troy trail network map

Check out the plan for The Narrows, a formalized series of walking trails through Troy. It's a collaboration between the Rensselaer Land Trust, Post Contemporary, and the city of Troy. Blurbage:

The Narrows is an extensive 5 mile hiking trail proposal that winds through the waterfalls, outcrops, and historic landscapes of Troy's Wynantskill and Poestenkill valleys: a wilderness hike... in the City. When complete, the wilderness trail will wind to Downtown Troy from the Hudson Mohawk Bike-Hike Trail over the river on the 378 Bridge.
The Narrows will highlight Troy's exceptional cultural heritage and scenic beauty, exhibit strong connectivity to regional trail systems, heighten quality of life and health for citizens of Troy and the region, bolster community identity, and add to economic development. ...
Phase One will connect the Burden Pond Preserve to the Staalesen Preserve along an over 2 mile trail that weaves its way along the Wynantskill's gorgeous waterfalls, gorges, and uplands. This route was chosen because of its spectacular natural features, and its complete site control. The connectivity to date has been impossible because of lack of infrastructure, most notably of two long span bridges needed to cross the Wynantskill at key locations

That first link above includes more info, including photos of some of the landscape.

Project backers say construction on phase one could start in the spring and be finished by the end of 2018.

Comments

This sounds amazing. I hope they can pull it off

What a great idea! Hard to imagine what the opposition would be...

I grew up along burden pond.My entire childhood was swimming, diving, fishing, skating, hunting, exploring and playing. Many good memories. Bring them back for the current and next generation.

Make this happen. The more opportunities that we have for people to enjoy doing things in our region the better off we will be. Then we need to broadcast the fact that these options exist. We need to use these places. Nurture them, embrace, enhance and continually promote them as assets. Promotion by word of mouth, social media and other means will, hopefully, help us get over our low self esteem and give us the pride in ourselves that we sorely need as a region.

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