Plan to be released for public review and comment
A community meeting on Wednesday, April 29, will mark the official release of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Master Plan for public review and comment before it moves forward into environmental review and municipal approvals. Completion of the master plan is a major milestone in this collaborative, community-driven initiative to create a 7-mile, multi-use recreational trail connecting Cold Spring to Beacon.
The meeting will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Chalet on the Hudson at 3250 Route 9D, just north of Cold Spring.
At the event, attendees also will learn the results of the online community survey released after the last public workshop in October 2014 to gather input on the preferred route presented at that meeting. In addition to discussing how the survey results relate to and informed the Master Plan, the project team will provide updates on various trail construction projects currently underway or being planned.
The goal of the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail is to provide a safe connection between the train stations and downtowns in Cold Spring and Beacon with popular hiking trails in Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve. To date the project has received over $1 million in state funding as well as significant private funding, enabling commencement of work on several key aspects of the trail.
The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Master Plan also will be available at hudsonfjordtrail.org.