To the Editor:
Regarding the article “Village officials discuss proposed extension of recreation path” that appeared in the April 27, 2016 edition:
I applaud the efforts of Clinton County to integrate a connector path behind the Rouses Point Civic Center.
Doing so will give all local residents more opportunities to walk, connect with neighbors and climb and play outdoors.
Clinton County is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, but it is often only tourists who get to enjoy it. Today, one-quarter of county residents report being physically inactive. Developing the path and installing a trail counter to measure residents’ use of it are creative ways to encourage a more active, healthy community.
The work Clinton County is doing—listening to community members’ ideas and concerns, identifying existing resources to modify or build upon and measuring outcomes—should be a model for communities throughout the region and across New York State.
President and CEO
New York State Health Foundation