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.
During the two-hour tours, riders will pedal in groups on the train tracks from the Phoenicia railway museum to Mount Pleasant and back, Thursdays through Sundays.
The completed three-quarter of a mile-long section of the trail runs along the Wallkill River from the Carmine Liberta Bridge to Springtown Road. When fully constructed, the six-mile long River-to-Ridge loop trail will connect the Village of New Paltz to the Shawangunk Ridge.
Sunday, May 13: Geology tour on Mother’s Day to illuminate Rosendale’s cement-mining history.
The glossy red steel repair stand offers an air pump and gauge along with all the basic tools a cyclist might need to perform simple repairs and maintenance when out for a ride.
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.
Starting Memorial Day weekend 2018. A new venture, based in Phoenicia, lets visitors ride the rails along the Esopus Creek on rail bikes.
New plans to expand mountain bike and cross country ski trails throughout the Catskills are coming forth this spring in the form of a proposed revision to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Unit Management Plan for more than 6,106 acres of forest preserve lands in the Shandaken Wild Forest.
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.
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.