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New York State unveils new multi-use trail hub in Ridge

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will unveil the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest multi-use trail hub Thursday afternoon at the former Lustgarten Nursery in Ridge.

The new hub, to be located at the south end of the state forest, is expected to be one of the central public access spots for a new trail system, DEC officials said.

It will feature a car and horse trailer parking lot, a newly built half-mile hiking trail accessible for people with disabilities, an accessible horse-mounting platform and a half-mile connector to an existing horse trail.

The 1 p.m. press conference will be at the former nursery, on the north side of Middle Country Road between Wading River Road and Woodlot Road.

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