Rail-trail party this Saturday in Kingston

Greenline initiative partners from Ulster County, the City of Kingston, and the Kingston Land Trust pose with mayor Steve Noble at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 6 for the first phase of the Kingston Point rail-trail. (photo by Ellie Reese)

The Kingston Land Trust will celebrate the opening of the Kingston Point rail-trail’s first phase from Jansen Avenue to Garraghan Drive with a free community block party this Saturday, September 21 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rondout Savings Bank parking lot at 300 Broadway in Kingston. Parking will be available at the trailhead parking lot and on surrounding streets.

There will be music, food vendors, activity tents, and guided trail walks. Awards will be presented to those who helped develop the trail. 


“The KPRT portion of the Kingston Greenline completes a critical gap in the city’s neighborhood connection, and is an incredible step forward toward a more moveable, walkable and bikeable Kingston,” said Sarah Brainard of the land trust. “We cannot wait to see what the continued use of this corridor will bring.”