2021 WV Rail Trail Challenge

This is a fundraiser for the Wallkill Valley Land Trust, the non profit organization which manages the 22 miles of rail trail between Gardiner and Kingston.

August 27th – October 2nd, 2021

Join us on a photo scavenger hunt challenge along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Independently walk, bike, run, ride a horse or travel in some other fashion (no motorized vehicles – class 1 e bikes only!) to the Upstate Art Weekend installations. 

Register Here!

Donation/Registration fee is $25 per person.

Collect a selfie from Friday, August 27th – Saturday, October 2nd at each of the four outdoor art installations created for 2021 Upstate Art Weekend. Those who complete the challenge or participate creatively will be recognized at the WV Rail Trail Challenge Celebration @ Coppersea Distillery on October 2ndAll participants will receive a WVLT swag bag which includes a WVLT imprinted sport neck gaiter & other goodies, which can be picked up at the event (or by other arrangement!)

Use the following ideas as suggestions – but please feel free to come up with more ways to rock your trail challenge! Don’t forget to use the tag #WVRTchallenge

– Most dogs #multiplemutts
– Best decorated headgear #decorativedome
– Most generations on trail at once #3generations, #4generations
– Longest way to get there #detoured
– Best decorated bike #wackywheels
– Most unique pet #peculiarpet
– Youngest trailgoer #bornyesterday

Whatever you’d like! Just let us know what you’re competing for – use #WVRTchallenge, and then use a hashtag of your own creation.

– Ex: Competing for most decorated headgear #WVRTchallenge, #decorativedome
– Ex: Competing for most tie dye worn #WVRTchallenge #tiedyeguy
 -Ex: Competing for most impressive facial hair #WVRTchallenge #weirdbeard

Join us for the
WV Rail Trail Challenge Celebration

Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 12-7PM

More info to come!

– Live Music from 3-5 PM
– Food truck on site (TBA)
– Raffle
– Distillery Tours

15% of proceeds to support Wallkill Valley Land Trust


Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life in Ulster County by conserving lands of scenic, agricultural, ecological, recreational, and cultural significance.