Scenic Hudson buys 80 Greenport acres for trail from Hudson to Catskill
Jan 27, 2020 11:23 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that Scenic Hudson purchased 80 acres just outside the city of Hudson and that the Greenport property features meadows, forested ravines, wetlands, and numerous streams, and may be accessible from Hudson's downtown for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and birdwatching. The environmental group also says the land protects views from the Olana State Historic Site to the south and the historic Dr. Oliver Bronson House and estate located on the grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility. Scenic Hudson plans a trail on the land that will link Hudson to Olana and across the sidewalk on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, to Scenic Hudson's 612-acre RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary in Catskill. "Protecting this property not only preserves outstanding views from Olana — one of the Hudson Valley's prime tourism destinations — but supports our longstanding efforts to complete a Hudson-to-Catskill trail, creating an exciting new destination," Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan said in a statement. "In addition, it's a critical first step in providing Hudson residents with direct access to nature, and it safeguards more habitats in the ecologically important South Bay watershed." Read more about this story a the Daily Freeman.