NORTH BLENHEIM, N.Y. — A hiking trail from Manhattan to the Helderbergs southwest of Albany is getting an upgrade.

The New York Power Authority and the state Office of Parks and Recreation say a new footbridge is being constructed in Mine Kill State Park in Schoharie (skoh-HAYR’-ee) County. It’s the latest enhancement on the Long Path.

The 358-mile-long trail takes hikers from Hudson River salt marshes to the Shawangunk (SHAWN’-guhnk) Ridge, Catskill Mountains and John Boyd Thacher Park south of Albany. Plans call for it eventually to extend through the Adirondacks to the Canadian border.

Other recent improvements to the trail in Mine Kill State Park include stepping stones across the Mine Kill, new interpretive signs at Mine Kill Falls, and a footbridge across another stream.

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