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October 12, 2012

Hike for a fee?

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NEW TRAIL BUSY

Ticonderoga Supervisor Debra Malaney said that selling trailhead parking permits, as the National Park Service does in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, might work better.

“That’s what we should be looking at. I don’t know if hiking permits are enforceable. But a trailhead parking permit could be sold at a variety of places — convenience stores and so on. The revenue could be used to maintain trails and trailheads.”

Scozzafava said Moriah’s new Cheney Mountain Trail off Pelfershire Road has become popular.

“It’s been very successful. I’ve had people come in from outside the area, hike it and spend money in my community. 

“We don’t charge, though.”

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