Chenango Greenway Conservancy Announces Reception Of Recreational Trails Program Grant
Published: December 4th, 2023

Chenango Greenway Conservancy announces reception of Recreational Trails Program grant (ES File Photo)

NORWICH – The Chenango Greenway Conservancy is excited to announce that it has been selected to receive a Recreational Trails Program grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for improvements to the Stone Quarry Trail System! The Greenway site is one of 15 projects selected statewide for funding through this competitive matching grant.

In combination with an additional grant received from the Greater Norwich Foundation, this funding opens the door to public access improvements that will make visiting the property more enjoyable and more accessible. Planned improvements include improved parking, signage, improvements to the overlook and trail system, trail maps and user amenities such as benches, kiosks and way-finding trail signs.

Since acquiring the property in 2021, the Chenango Greenway Conservancy has been working to improve the Stone Quarry Trail System into a regional attraction for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The overlook or “Face” of the quarry with its spectacular view of Norwich and the Chenango Valley is a popular destination for visitors and residents alike, and with this funding, will become more accessible to a greater spectrum of the community.

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“This is an important step forward for our organization and the community, and we are grateful for the support our application received from community leaders, and also to NYS for recognizing the potential of this project to benefit our regional economy and help transform the area into a destination for outdoor recreational pursuits! We look forward to working with our stakeholders and the community as we move forward to implement these improvements,” said Sharon Pelosi, Chairperson of the Chenango Greenway Conservancy.

The Chenango Greenway Conservancy is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity organized in 2006 to develop a network of multiple use recreation trails in and around the City of Norwich. The organization oversees close to 500 acres of land in the greater Norwich area that is maintained for public outdoor recreation including the Riverwalk Trail in the City of Norwich, the Stone Quarry, Patsy’s Riverview and Three Amigos. To learn more about the Chenango Greenway Conservancy and become a volunteer or a member, find them on Facebook or visit the Chenango Greenway website,

– Information from the Chenango Greenway Conservancy