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In case you missed it: Welcome Center in Kent is now open

The Welcome Center has been open to public use since spring. A stainless steel statue of a hiker with a backpack, created by artist David Herman of Wingdale, N.Y., graces the front lawn. Photo By Elyse Sadtler

KENT — The long-awaited Welcome Center in Kent is complete, and has been open for public use since Memorial Day of this year. A grand opening ceremony was held on July 6 to celebrate the completion of the facility, which features restrooms, an outdoor shower for thru-hikers and a water-bottle filling station.

The Welcome Center has been in the works for a couple of years, with residents of the town voting in favor of purchasing the parcel of land on which it sits at a town meeting in October 2015.

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