Van Dyke Spinney donates land

Conservancy group to develop trails on parcel

— “This is something that’s been on the town’s radar for some time,” said Penman. “There were safety concerns for us and the Spinney developers.”

The town will be working with MHLC volunteers to help install a parking area. Access to the land may have to be changed based on the extent of the work done by the town.

Knapp said an additional 50 acres of land on Maple Avenue Extension in South Westerlo was also recently donated by Delmar Place resident Joseph Restifo. The property is mostly wetlands and won’t be developed into walking trails, but Knapp said it is a beautiful spot to stop and bird watch. A visitor’s kiosk will be erected on the property in the spring.

“We were really excited to get this land and look forward to the public being able to enjoy it,” said Knapp.

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