Access project proposed for Carpenter Falls in Niles

NILES — Nature lovers may soon have easier access to Carpenter Falls Unique Area, if a proposed public-access project receives all necessary approvals.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation seeks to build a boardwalk, viewing platform and bridge that extends from the existing parking lot, among other changes.

“DEC is working across the state to improve access opportunities for all New Yorkers to get out and enjoy the amazing recreational opportunities that DEC provides,” said spokeswoman Lori Severino. “Through this important project, DEC is investing in improving, sustaining and enhancing public access to the Upper Falls for people of all abilities. In addition, these projects will also include environmental improvements to enhance the habitat of this unique area.”

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