Officials mark the newest ADK trail
North Elba Withstanding heavy use was the goal of the developers of a new trail at Mount Van Hoevenberg here.
Officials gathered Friday to mark the public opening of the East Trail, the newest in the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Mountain Club Executive Director Neil Woodworth congratulated the State Department of Environmental Conservation for creating the hiking trail, while Assemblyman Dan Stec (R-queensbury), who also attended the official opening, said that he will continue to campaign for the hiring of more badly needed DEC forest rangers.
The 1.7-mile trail climbs 920 feet to its 2,940-foot summit.
The trailhead is at the Olympic Sports Complex at 220 Bobsled Run Road.