The main hiking trail on Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in Chesterfield will receive renovations come this fall.
Nestled in the northeast corner of the Adirondack Mountains, this popular trail is open year-round, but it is in jeopardy of being shut down by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) due to problems such as erosion and plant damage.
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain is getting some help from the grassroots group “Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine” who agreed with the NYS DEC that the mountain is in rough shape.
David Thomas-Train, one of the leaders of this group, noted that Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine has successfully raised money towards the makeover plans of the main trail.
According to an interview with North Country Public Radio, Thomas-Train said of the plans, “Certainly there’s some traffic control to this, but it’s done with smart design. And these guys have been doing this for years and years. They’ve got some great plans and we feel great about it”.
Source: North Country Public Radio