Celebration for long-awaited trailhead and visitor amenity improvements draws community and local officials.
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced details of the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at its new Upper Works Trailhead at the Adirondac Upper Works. (Click here to see a story about the project in Adirondack Explorer) The event will celebrate recent upgrades OSI has made to the site, including the parking area expansion and relocation, stabilization of the McIntyre Blast Furnace, and improved visitor access to the southern High Peaks. The event will take place adjacent to the historic MacNaughton Cottage. Limited event parking will be available at the new, Upper Works trailhead and parking area and along the road. Following the speakers, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony.
What: Upper Works Trailhead Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Who: Speakers include representatives of the Open Space Institute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Town of Newcomb
When: Sunday, September 12th, 2021 from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Excellent photo opportunities available throughout the event.
Where: Upper Works Trailhead Parking
At the end of Upper Works Road next to MacNaughton Cottage Newcomb, NY
Why: The Upper Works Trailhead Grand Opening marks another OSI milestone in better welcoming and accommodating the growing number of people coming to explore the Adirondacks High Peaks – and in doing so, dispersing visitors and protecting the region’s precious natural resources. The new trailhead and parking area will serve as a community asset for residents and visitors.
A hiker heads from the trail to the parking lot at Upper Works. Photo by Mike Lynch