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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hammondsport NY Trail Plans to Link to FLT/NCT

Keuka Lake
Keuka Lake from the south (photo from Glenn Curtiss Museum)
based on a news article in the Steuben County Courier,"Urbana group proposes long-range land plan," by Rob Price, Mar 22, 2009

The Town of Urbana unveiled a blueprint for the long-range development of public lakefront property in the Village of Hammondsport this week. It includes creation of trail that would link to the North Country/ Finger Lakes Trail near this village in New York's Southern Tier.

If adopted by the town board, the plan includes a coordinated system of public parks linking lakefront property to the Glenn Curtiss Museum. One feature would be a long view of Keuka Lake from the hills on the east side of NY Rte 54. The total length of proposed trails is about eight miles.

The full plan hinges on the building of a bridge over Cold Brook. The bridge is critical to connection Curtiss Park with Champlain Beach, and a link from Depot Park to the Finger Lakes Trail. By this connection one can reach the June Bug Trail and the Curtiss Museum.

Another challenging segment would be switchbacks leading up the face of the hillside facing Route 54. Town Supervisor Gordon Lanphere Friday noted, "A lot of it will depend on costs. This is a long range plan."

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