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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Orange County Sheriff and Parks Commissioner encourage safe speeds on the Heritage Trail

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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Parks Commissioner James Brooks are reminding bicyclists to travel at safe speeds when utilizing the Heritage Trail.

 “Safety for all users on the Heritage Trail is important and will be protected,” DuBois said. “The trail is a shared public space, and safety and courtesy make for a positive experience for all users. We encourage everyone who takes advantage of this wonderful County resource to be respectful of one another.”

Brooks added: “While people assume the risk in any recreational activity, trail users need to be responsible in order to keep the trail enjoyable. Maintaining safe speeds at all times are important.  If the trail is wet, users should be more careful. When passing, announce yourself and pass safely on the left.”

The County has made significant improvements to the trail in recent years, including numerous patching projects.  Currently, the Heritage Trail runs 14.5 miles from Goshen to Harriman with approximately 150,000 people using it each year for running, biking, hiking and environmental and natural studies. The trail, which has access points in Monroe, Chester and Goshen, features historic landmarks, scenic views, a bird/wildlife sanctuary and access to dining and shopping in the municipalities through which it runs.

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or [email protected].

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