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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.