South Stream Wildlife Management Area

Welcome to the Website for the River, Recreation, and Trails Task Force.

With potential access points to the Long/Appalachian and Taconic Ridge Trails, and with the Hoosic River flowing through it, Pownal has many great hiking and outdoor recreational opportunities, yet many are difficult to find. Hiking, biking, kayaking, snowmobiling, and ATV’s have a significant local following and the potential to attract visitors.

The Task Force will inventory existing town resources and select areas to develop as a way of providing recreational opportunities for residents and also attracting more visitors to town. The committee may focus on such tasks as providing better access points to the river, helping clear existing trails and identifying stewards to monitor them, designating bicycle trails, developing recreation opportunities for children, and promoting respectful and legal ATV activities and/or snowmobiling trails that the Town can support.

We’re open to grant opportunities and ideas we haven’t even thought of yet.

(Aerial photos of Waste Water Treatment Facility on the right by Carl Villanueva.)