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Scenic Byway Vision In April 2009, the CCC was awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Catskill Watershed Corporation to support the development of a Corridor Management Plan for a Route 28 Scenic Byway nomination. A Scenic Byway is an environmentally responsible economic development tool that protects and promotes a corridor's resources while enhancing the travelers' experience. A Corridor Management Plan is the key document that organizes the effort and gets submitted to New York State for review.

To view the press release,
click here.
To view the slides from the kickoff meeting,
click here.
Scenic Byway Vision,
click here.

Rail Corridor Revitalization – The corridor is home to two successful tourist trains: the Delaware & Ulster Railroad and the Catskill Mountain Railroad. These attractions are separated by portions of unused corridor and are separated from the City of Kingston. The CCC sees the economic potential of increased rail and/ or trail use and supports integrated actions to realize new opportunities.

Building Community – The CCC strives to create settings that encourage a dialogue among a diversity of individuals and interest groups who share a positive attitude toward regional thinking and action. Member communities partner with a variety of organizations and individuals to host meetings on a diversity of corridor related topics.


Catskill Mountain RR Crew looking at
bald eagles near Ashokan Reservoir
(courtesy of CMRR)

Accommodating rails and trail (U&D
Corridor Trail Feasibility Study)


 Making Things Happen by Charlie Blumstein