1st meeting of the year!!! Location: Love Farm, 220 Willow Lane, Clinton Corners NY 914-489-1162
by Trish Adams
for the PoughkeepsieJournal.com
posted August 29, 2010
Dutchess County boasts some of the most scenic land and trail systems around.
While hikers are generally welcomed, it can be a different story for those who ride horses. There are various concerns on the part of landowners regarding safety and culpability, and for newcomers especially, it can simply be a privacy issue until the parties are known. Permissions must be obtained from every landowner, however small a plot is, if it is connected to the overall route. And that is only the beginning. Those painstakingly obtained permissions must be followed by the arduous task of clearing and maintaining those miles of trails.
“Riders are always on the lookout for new and beautiful — and safe — places they can ride away from the dangers of vehicular traffic,” said Paula Vincitore, president of the Landsman Kill Trail Association based in Northern Dutchess County. Read the rest of this entry »
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