Albany County Rail Trail opens path leading from Delmar to South Pearl Street

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DELMAR, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A lot of congratulating. A lot of hand shaking and a lot of back slapping happened in Delmar Monday morning for the latest stretch of the Albany County Rail Trail that is now paved and open.

It’s three miles worth from Delmar down to South Pearl Street in Albany. It’s a dream come true for a lot of people, mostly the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Group. For some of its members this has been a 20 year dream in the making, finally becoming a reality.

“You can ride your bike, you can jog, you can walk all the way down to the port of Albany and all the way up to the Slingerlands fire house, which is incredible,” said Daniel McCoy, Albany Co. Executive.

“The connectivity of it to other trails and the potential of connecting through the south end and the corning preserve, the Mohawk Hudson bike trail is 41 miles. You could ride from where we’re standing to Schenectady,” said Mark King, Executive Director of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

The entire stretch of the trail, once it’s all paved, will take you all the way from Voorheesville all the way down to the port of Albany, right down to the water. They hope to have that complete by 2017.

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