HERKIMER, N.Y. – Another 2.4-mile section of the Empire State Trail has been completed in Herkimer County, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
This part of the trail fills the gap between Erie Canal Lock E-18 in Jacksonburg and State Route 167 in Little Falls.
The $3.3 million project was funded by the Empire State Trail, New York Power Authority and the Canal Corporation.
A new 2.4 mile section of the #EmpireStateTrail in Herkimer County is now open! The new addition helps close gaps in the trail, allowing users to travel between Fort Herkimer Church to Little Falls on one continuous off-road path.https://t.co/YEiJBi4fqM pic.twitter.com/89pB8sdpFL
— NYS Canal Corp. (@NYSCanalCorp) November 20, 2020
"This year, the Erie Canalway Trail has been a lifeline for so many, as local residents explored recreational opportunities in their backyards while remaining safe during a global health pandemic," said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. "This new addition to the trail not only makes a physical connection between two locations, but it also continues to build on how we are reimagining one of the state's most historic corridors as a source of recreation and entertainment."
Tioga Construction of Herkimer County started working on this new segment of the trail during the summer of 2019.