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Malta portion of Zim Smith path sees several improvements

Stokes encouraged officials from various northern Saratoga County communities, including Greenfield, Wilton and Moreau, to work on running the trail into their municipalities. Stokes said she would also like to see the trail link to Luther Forest in Malta into Stillwater and up to Northumberland.

"This could be countywide and all off-road pedestrian and bicycle trails if we all work together," said Stokes.

The trail is named for Zimri Smith, a retired Air Force pilot who settled in Saratoga County and became actively involved in preserving recreational space. Smith died in 1994.

"He always looked for low-altitude sports like bicycling," said his widow Libby Smith Holmes. "I was also actively involved in open space projects; he would be proud to see this happening today."

Saratoga PLAN has also been a leader in creating the Bog Meadow Trail, the Kayaderosseras Creek Canoe and Kayak Trail, Railroad Run, Saratoga National Golf Club Trail and the Spring Run Trail.

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