Nature

Improvements proposed for heavily-trafficked stretch of rail trail in New Paltz

Improvements proposed for heavily-trafficked stretch of rail trail in New Paltz

The plan calls for this section of the rail-trail to be widened to approximately twelve feet, with crushed stone as the main surface material, raised crosswalks at every intersection, signage and wayfinding maps. The plan also proposes a shade structure, stone benches, amphitheater seating, a wooden fence, stools and tables, and landscaping around the area of the trail that border.

Saugerties limits parking at nature preserve entrance

Saugerties limits parking at nature preserve entrance

Shady Lane, at the entrance to the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, draws visitors on pleasant summer days. The preserve does not have a parking lot, however, and visitors park along Shady Lane and Appletree Drive, sometimes crossing over residents’ lawns and blocking the roads.