Here’s my letter to the Minnewaska State Park Master Planners. Did you send yours?
Minnewaska State Park is the ‘sleeping giant’ of the Hudson Valley. Within it’s bounds lay some of the finest recreation opportunities to be found in this or any state. Beyond recreation, the Park’s vastness offers a rare opportunity for visitors to leave a busy world behind, and discover unaccustomed solitude, beauty and peace.
Yet all too often, we’ve found the Minnewaska experience blighted by policies that have limited our enjoyment, often without apparent reason. For years, we’ve known Minnewaska as the Park that says “NO”. “No” to swimming on 90 degree days after Labor Day. “No” to climbing on the most spectacular cliffs in the Park. “No” to taking home the blueberries we pick….