State awards $2.5 million for park project
As part of its 2018-19 budget, New York State will distribute nearly $13 million to 10 parks in the Mid-Hudson Valley, including $2.5 million to rehab the Highland Lodge at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center at Fahnestock State Park in Philipstown.
Fahnestock will also receive $250,000 to install a potable water system for the beach complex and campground, which will be closed this year for construction. Hudson Highlands State Park will receive $400,000 for energy and sustainability improvements and Bear Mountain will get $120,000 to enhance the Appalachian Trail at the Trailside Museum and Zoo.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.