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The NY TIMES on Friday, November 12th had a great article about the trail that runs along SI's backbone ridge. I just received it in the mail. The Times' web excerpt:

Visiting Nature at Her Pied-a-Terre
Nature and the city are not two things that usually go together. But one place they intersect -- and with a vengeance -- is the Greenbelt. A 2,800-acre swath of natural parkland preserved in the middle of Staten Island, the Greenbelt is crisscrossed ...

To get the whole article, you have to order it from their web archives site, it costs about $2.

This is the place I recommend to mountain bike on SI...don't think it's strictly legal, but in my opinion mountain bikes don't tear up the trails half as bad as horses do!

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