At this time, WVLT’s recreation lands and trails remain open for the public to enjoy. If you venture outdoors, please remember to maintain a physical distance from others, wash your hands, and wear a mask or face covering of some kind when you cannot maintain physical distancing. We asking our users to please follow NY State Parks guidance around use of outdoor space in controlling the spread of the virus.

Take the #Parks Pledge

I pledge to:
• Avoid crowded areas – if a park or trail is crowded, be ready to change plans. Also, steer clear of places people tend to congregate: parking lots, playgrounds, picnic areas, overlooks.
• Practice social distancing – stay 6-feet away from individuals outside of immediate household members.
• Carry a face covering of some type and use it when physical distancing from others is not possible.
• Stay local – recreate close to home and keep visits short


Whether you are looking down on the valley from the Shawangunk Ridge or up at the mountains, the trails, farms, and open spaces you see are protected by the work we do every day.


The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is a 22+ mile unpaved stone surface rail trail and linear park that winds along the former Wallkill Valley Railroad rail corridor in Ulster County, New York. It goes through the towns of Gardiner, New Paltz, Rosendale, and Ulster to the Kingston city line. Activities include walking, jogging, bike riding, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Open year-round dawn to dusk.




is a nearly 500-foot tall mountain in Rosendale. The mountain is composed of a carbonate bedrock overlain by glacially deposited material. Trails lead to the top of the mountain from Willow Kiln park behind Rosendale’s Main Street, with views across the valley from the summit.