WOODSTOCK – A couple of weeks ago, construction began on the public trail across the north side of the Ashokan Reservoir, and Ulster County announced a goal of opening it to visitors in just 16 months, on Memorial Day 2019.
I can hardly wait.
My wife and I like to ride our bicycles to keep fit and enjoy the wind in our faces. We often go to Poughkeepsie, Rosendale or Millerton to ride the nearby rail trails there, and we are really looking forward to a new one in our own back yard.
We have seen how the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has evolved in this century from banning almost all trespassing in the city watershed to welcoming everyone onto this new trail without any annoying permit requirements.
We are grateful to all those who brought this about.