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June 1, 2011


HERKIMER – Through the Creating Healthy Places grant from the NY State Department of Health, Herkimer County HealthNet is currently working on the 2nd edition of the Herkimer County Trails guide for the community to use to walk, hike, bike, and exercise on trails located in Herkimer County. Utilizing G.P.S., Herkimer County HealthNet plans to work with local designers to update its trail map & guide to encourage physical activity in Herkimer County. 


Herkimer County HealthNet is seeking assistance from the community in this development effort. Thomas Curnow, Executive Director of Herkimer County HealthNet said, “We’re hoping to utilize volunteers to help gather G.P.S. data on any trails not already included in our current trail guide.” 


While America celebrates National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4th, Herkimer County HealthNet also encourages the community to take advantage of our local trail system. 


The first editions of the Herkimer County Trails Guide are available at the following locations:

Herkimer County HealthNet, 320 North Main Street, Herkimer

Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce, 28 West Main Street, Mohawk

NY State D.E.C. Office, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer

Town of Web Clerk’s Office, 3140 State Highway 28, Old Forge

West Winfield Library, 179 South Street, West Winfield


For those interested in the 2nd edition map and guide project, please call Herkimer County HealthNet at (315) 867-1499.

Herkimer County HealthNet’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer County.



Thomas Curnow, Executive Director, Herkimer County HealthNet, (315) 867-1552 or
Alison J. Swartz, Coordinator of Creating Healthy Places grant initiative, (315) 867-1499

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The HCHN has been in existence since 1990. Its membership has continuously expanded and has served as an effective forum for Herkimer County providers to identify, discuss, and resolve health and social service issues and concerns. As a direct result of grants by the New York State Department of Health: Office of Rural Health, the Network significantly increased levels of coordination and collaboration among health and social service providers.

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