Sunday, December 8, 10 AM – Hike on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

Join the CMC as we hike on the WVRT across the newly opened Rosendale Trestle, which stands 150 feet above the Rondout Creek and spans 940 feet in the former village of Rosendale.  Much of this northern section of the 24.2 mile trail is new, including the section north of Rosendale through the Williams Lake property and on to Kingston.

We’ll begin our hike in the Binnewater Lakes district north of Rosendale. From there we’ll hike south past Joppenbergh Mountain and across the trestle to the bustling Village of New Paltz, with it’s Huguenot Historic District. We will spot cars in New Paltz, and anyone so inclined can get a late lunch at one of the village’s many good restaurants after the hike.

The number of participants is limited. Well behaved and leashed dogs are welcome. We will hike together, so please be prepared to stay with the group. Wear sturdy shoes and bring enough water for your (and your dog’s) needs. About 12 miles.

Email or call CMC board member Wendell George by Friday, December 6 to reserve a spot. If you need to cancel, please let me know by Sunday at 8 AM. Contacts: or 845-254-4546.

Directions: We will meet in New Paltz at the Huguenot Historical Society parking lot located on Broadhead Av. just west of SR 32. We’ll spot cars and drive to Dewitt Mills Rd., just south of Kingston, and park .6 miles west of SR 32.

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