Beginning August 9th, visitors should expect construction and some temporary closures weekdays on the New Paltz Trail section.
This new project is expected to improve overall public access to the Rail Trail; establish additional safety and experience advancements for residents and visitors; and reinforce the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail’s inclusion as part of the Empire State Trail!
No trail closures will occur on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays.
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is a 22+ mile 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. The Rail Trail is open from dawn to dusk, year-round.
Please note, trail surface is an unpaved stone surface. It is rougher in some places, and the Rail Trail is not paved.
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