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Clifton Park Town Board hears riverfront plan

"We think signage is very important," Viggiani said.

She said the subcommittee looked at placing two interpretive signs to tell the story of the environmental setting and the extensive history of the Erie Canal settlement along the Mohawk River in Clifton Park. They would also like to place picnic tables in a shaded area off the trail, and eventually benches to sit and enjoy the scenic views of the river and the town of Niskayuna, which is across the river from Clifton Park.

The Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve and a trail along the river, which runs from Ferry Drive to the New York Power Authority at the end of Sugar Hill Road also provides public access to the Mohawk River, and the town's goal is to provide more public access to the river for recreational use.

"I think this will be a wonderful first step in reaching that goal," said town Supervisor Phil Barrett.

The town plans to put the project to bid this spring, following final design approval by the Town Board. ""

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