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New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation

Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Courtesy of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has published design guidelines to encourage local communities to protect a trail in Westchester County.

View south from Breakneck Ridge
Courtesy of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

It’s been called one of the most popular day hikes in America, and has become an overrun destination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Breakneck Ridge and surrounding trails have been closed ahead of a weekend that could have seen thousands more descend upon Putnam County’s Cold Spring area. WAMC”S Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

Tillson Lake
Andrew Hague / SaveTillsonLake.org

Area residents who have been pushing to save a lake in Ulster County are encouraged by a new engineering report. They hope the report’s findings will convince state officials to repair rather than remove a dam at the lake. And a New York state Senator supports the group’s efforts.