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The rail trails in New Paltz & Highland will be linked by spring ’19; here’s the route

The rail trails in New Paltz & Highland will be linked by spring ’19; here’s the route

The route linking the Hudson Valley Rail Trail to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail was unveiled earlier this month in New Paltz. The route will use newly constructed off-road walkways as well as existing roads. When complete next spring, bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to ride from the Walkway Over the Hudson to the village of New Paltz, and from there to Wallkill or Kingston.

Plans for rail-trail link to be presented in New Paltz

Plans for rail-trail link to be presented in New Paltz

Plans for the last leg connecting the Wallkill Valley and Hudson Valley rail trails will be unveiled by the state Department of Transportation Tuesday, May 15 in New Paltz. When complete, the link will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to travel freely from Walkway Over the Hudson to and from New Paltz, Kingston and Wallkill.

How to get started kayaking talk in Gardiner

How to get started kayaking talk in Gardiner

The Gardiner Library will host a talk: “Kayaking: How to Get Started” on Sunday, April 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club trip leader and ACA instructor, Don Urmston will tell you how to get started, what gear you’ll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers and where to get instruction on your technique.

Rambling season

Rambling season

Hikers sometimes call it “shoulder season,” that awkward stretch of winter-adjacent weather that can’t seem to make up its mind. In the Catskills we tend to call it like it is: mud season.