Will try again when it dries up a little to see how far it goes. The canal was shut down in favor of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W (and nicknamed the Old and Weary), which was in use until the mid-20th century. the surface was okay for the most part, but there are a few rough patches where you need to watch for rocks and roots (mainly south of the cottekill road crossing). Bill, In my review I forgot to mention that a copy of the Marbleton trail brochure and map is available on line at www.marbletown.net and then Marbletown OW trail. It’s not just for those who live here, but also for our visitors and for those who have made a regular journey to the Okanagan part of their traditions. The ride back was longer because it's noticeably uphill. NORTHERN TRAIL Hurley parking 0.3 miles south of 1791 US Route 209, Kingston, NY 12401 CENTRAL TRAIL Leggett Road parking 1.2 miles off of US Route 209 in Stone Ridge, NY 12484. I have read that it is approximately 2.7 miles long, but feels much shorter. There is also a new paved parking lot at the north end. The farther south you go the rougher it becomes. ABOUT 1/2 WAY FROM THE START YOU WILL COME TO A MARSH AREA WITH A BENCH SET UP FOR VIEWING I STOPPED AND SPOTTED A GREAT BLUE HERON LOOKING FOR FOOD . Today, the Milk Train Rail Trail is a fully accessible 9+ mile rail trail that has been revitalized and brings bikers, hikers, and nature lovers together with Hurleyville anchored in the center. In Mountaindale, park by the old Mountaindale Train Station, now a visitor center with restrooms, and head past the … Perhaps it is necessary to travel on public streets to make that connection. Once you cross the road at this point to continue on the trail, you will come across a couple of much steeper hills. The TCFD family is so grateful to New York State Senator Jen Metzger for her hard work in securing a $200,000 State and Municipal Facilities Capital (SAM) grant for the Town of Fallsburg’s Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Expansion Project. Get a FREE Rail Trails Guidebook when you become a Member with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. thank you. There are many private parking lots in Kingston, including one at the Super 8 Motel, but I would not recommend parking in any of them without permission of a property owner. I like that this trail is mostly wooded, therefore shaded for those hot summer days. This is a good trail for cross country mountain biking. Open: 2,213 open rail-trails for a total of 24,467 miles Projects: 849 rail-trail projects for a total of 9,085 miles. Add mud and slippery areas to the equation when wet weather is about. By John Conway. Because of various areas with wet conditions, rocks, roots, etc., a Mountain Bike or Hybrid is definitely suggested. The TCFD family is so grateful to New York State Senator Jen Metzger for her hard work in securing a $200,000 State and Municipal Facilities Capital (SAM) grant for the Town of Fallsburg’s Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Expansion Project. ", "Unlike the heavily abused and poorly maintained Fallsburg Rail Trail from South Fallsburg to Hurleyville, this trail is worth repeating as often as your travels might take you to the Catskill region of NY.The most unique characteristic you’ll note about this trail, and note it immediately, is its very wide right-of-way. In Mamakating, branches of the O&W intersect with the D&H Canal towpath trail, enabling longer trips. Motorized vehicles are prohibited from the entire trail length and I noted no ATV or dirt bike tire tracks.The trail passes through the most picturesque of settings I’d encountered in a while. Families can visit the Hurleyville Mak-ers Lab for kids’ crafts, a festive photo booth and Christmas train displays. No dry foot path could be found on this date. Cross Rondout Creek in 0.1 mile, then take an immediate left onto Main St. A parking area is on the right in 500 feet after the Kerhonkson Fire House. This with the exception of one relatively steep drop into a ravine where you will cross a small wooden bridge to cross. ", "We enjoyed the trail from High Falls to Kingston but we're disappointed not to be able to find the rest of it. In consideration for the wellbeing of our community we are postponing the Friday March 13th Vogue Workshop to a later date. By John Conway. The lake is full of life – Snapping Turtles, Ducks, Geese, and Green Heron. Hurleyville Rail Trail (GC6THM5) was created by ndbrooks on 9/25/2016. A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling. Back on the trail it can get a little hairy with some patches of sand that can be a few inches deep. Hopefully it will some day connect to the .7 mile segment from Kingston but for now it just dead ends at the new parking lot. Ashokan Rail Trail. Work has been done recently, but there is no decking. Or, plan a day and spend your time exploring all that Main Street in Hurleyville has to offer. Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail Office of the Albany County Executive Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building 112 State Street Albany, NY 12207 Phone (518) 447-7040 Fax (518) 447-5589 county_executive@albanycountyny.gov Trail Access I rode down to where the pavement ends and rough trail (not for road bikes) leads to S. Fallsburgh, turned around and rode the roads back. geoff m. This trail is fabulous but beware if you have dogs or young children...there is barbed wire fencing on either side of trail...some of it is old railroad fencing that is still there..some of it is just people who have private property and are trying to keep people out...one barbed wire is actually crossing a stream...my dog went over that wire last fall and it cost me $1300.00 in veterinary bills...so unless your dog is extremely obedient, I wouldn't risk him/her off leash... "The part the past Cottakill road to Leggett road has very dangerous hill where once a rail road bridge was.Do not ride down hill. Oops..after a couple of miles it just dead-ends in an industrial parking lot. In addition, Hurleyville offers 3 miles of the paved Milk Train Rail Trail that can be enjoyed by all, with trail heads located just off Main Street. This new rail trail, which debuted in 2019, brings visitors along 11.5 miles of the beautiful Ashokan Reservoir.Learn the history of the area on the flat crush-stone trail and discover the importance of the Ashokan … This project is assisted by a grant from the Upper Delaware Council, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. I parked at Kreiger Park in Woodridge and headed due east to Mountain Dale. It's a nice trail but I wouldn't travel very far to do it. Milk Train Rail Trail, Hurleyville, New York. However, there is a gravel path that continues. Ride a trail, write a review. This time I went to Hurleyville, right in the middle of the trail and found 2 large, nice parking lots on either side of Main Street. © 2020 Copyright Catskill Trailkeeper. Region. All rights reserved. Visitor Information; Directions; Parking; School And Studio; Participate. This trail provides accessible opportunities for all people to experience nature and history. Sullivan County; New York; United States; Owner scott baldinger. It contains a log book and FTF prize. Handmade and lo- cal gifts will be for sale throughout town, and food and drink specials will be offered at the Hurleyville Market, Frankie and John-ny’s and the Pickled Owl. When the younger kids go, I start here as it allows them a couple miles of easy, relaxing, smooth riding. Please refer to the trail listings for more information on these segments. This portion is suitable for in-line skaters, road cyclists, and wheelchair users. August 7, 2017 hvsentinel. On this trail you need to stay to your right when the rail splits about 1/2 mile off the paved road. One trailhead is located next to the Hurleyville Arts Center in town, it leads towards Liberty and brings the trail user over a lake via bridge and through dense woods. Since we went early, we saw eagles, hawks and 2 different grey herons. The surface is dirt with some exposed roots and a few big puddles. Rail trails are opening all across the Hudson Valley, on former lines that once thrummed with freight and passenger activity, and now again are active; by the end of next year, the Empire State Rail Trail, which will link 750 miles of regional multiuse trails from Manhattan to Lake Champlain and Buffalo to Albany, is scheduled to be completed. BIKE AND PINCHED THE TUBE ON A ROCK. Others are chained off as "private property". Success! The only undamaged one I found was at the Accord/Rochester trailhead. If you plan to bike the route, either a hybrid or mountain bike should do just fine. I parked in a public lot next to the Kerhonkson Fire Company, east of Route 209 off County Road 77, and headed due north. There are areas of larger loose rock and larger roots to watch out for here and there, but overall it is a fairly easy trail to navigate. There’s a very large municipal parking lot at the Mountain Dale trailhead should you desire to work from east to west instead. However, it is quite passable; whether you choose to travel by foot or mountain bike. There is parking downtown or at the MBTA station. There are some left-in-place railroad ties, standing water, mud, and large rocks to negotiate. was too crowded too ride the summer with all the people walking!! It has cleaned up nicely with additional bars and restaurants and even a large Arts Center. Both ends have parking areas. Ive also heard there are plans for another trail along the rail line from Kingston to Poughkeepsie. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikes. A feasibility study for connecting the existing disparate rail trail segments into a contiguous, regionally-scaled facility has been completed, and there are ongoing efforts to plan, secure funding and acquire the rights-of-way to build out the trail. It flew right over us and was chased by some birds. The Okanagan Rail Trail is a truly unique experience, with a total length of 50 km starting at the north end of Kalamalka Lake and ending at the center of Okanagan Lake, downtown Kelowna. Longest Rail-Trails in America *This list is comprised of rail-trails more than 100 miles long… Plenty of places to stop and rest, and nice shops at the trail-end in Mountaindale. It’s about realizing the importance of connecting the past, the present and the future together through nature, activity and learning. I would go back to ride this one again. This 1.7-mile trail is a similar ride through the dense tree canopy, with multiple picnic areas along the way for a short rest.South Fallsburg, about 5 miles west of Woodridge, is a lovely small town that offers many food options to fuel up for your ride. Look for the annual Rail Trail Race hosted by the Sullivan Striders. next time i'd like to explore the southern end of the trail between high falls and rest plaus road. If you start riding from the Leggett Rd parking lot north, the trail is a little rough and there are some wet patches. Rail trails are opening all across the Hudson Valley, on former lines that once thrummed with freight and passenger activity, and now again are active; by the end of next year, the Empire State Rail Trail, which will link 750 miles of regional multiuse trails from Manhattan to Lake Champlain and Buffalo to Albany, is scheduled to be completed. Enjoy scenic views along the way with 24 km of the trail being on along lakefronts, creeks, and natural habitats. it was a nice ride today. The relatively flat ride runs past Alta Lake and on to downtown Hurleyville, where you’ll be greeted by a hand-painted HURLEYVILLE RAILS TO TRAILS sign. They are "walkable" with your bike if you choose not to ride it, and you can easily continue your ride on the other side of the hill(s) if you are, or have any novice riders that find it a bit intimidating. Stop by for a quick bite-to-eat or a stroll along the Rail Trail. Hurleyville Swamp & Rail Trail. The trail jags west here and continues south to County Road 1/Lucas Turnpike, though there is no navigational signage. i rode this trail today starting at the rte 209 trailhead going north toward hurley/kingston. Since then, pieces in varying lengths have come into public ownership and developed as rail trails, typically associated with the town, village or hamlets they run through. I park on the north side of the trail (Kingston/Hurley/Rt 209). Overhead electric power lines, a wastewater treatment plant, the backs of several commercial and industrial establishments, and a nearby super highway (the NY State Thruway).The only saving grace of this trail is that thanks to a new trail construction project now underway along the road shoulder of US Route 209, it will provide a completely motor vehicle-free route of getting from downtown Kingston to the Hurley/Marblehead Rail Trail’s Hurley trailhead.If you’re traveling through either Kingston or Hurley, by all means check this trail out. We saw them all. Perhaps the others will be replaced soon.I rate this trail as definitely worth paying a repeat visit to. It's too short. Help defend and expand trails nationwide. There is absolutely no shade and it gets pretty hot. Located not far into the rail trail is a regular sized camoed container. Get Directions Add a photo Share Check in. there are some beautifully planted berms installed between the trail and the road and nice open views toward the catskills. A different look but nothing much to see. Note that the overpass does not provide access to Rest Plaus Road itself.As you approach the southern end of this segment, the trail will cross Kyserike Road. The Okanagan Rail Trail is a legacy for us all. Learn the history of the area on the flat crush-stone trail and discover the importance of the Ashokan Reservoir’s role in supplying New York City with water. Phillipsports to Wurtsboro the paved Hurleyville rail trail at 1 p.m. Sullivan County; New York; United States; Owner scott baldinger. The Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal carried coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania, to Kingston, New York, for the New York City and Albany markets from 1828 to 1898. It's a Regular size geocache, with difficulty of 2, terrain of 2. the steep hill just south of cottekill road has been mentioned. In other words, the two hills are not representative of the rest of the trail beyond ;). I started in Hurleyville. This new rail trail, which debuted in 2019, brings visitors along 11.5 miles of the beautiful Ashokan Reservoir. a railing has been installed, but still requires careful walking with the bike. The E&N Rail Trail is co-located with the Galloping Goose Regional Trail for approximately 2 km near the Atkins Avenue parking lot and rest stop. Colton Ave. rail-trail, runs approximately 1.7 miles along Colton Ave. and Inland Center Drive in Colton and San Bernardino on former Pacific-Electric right-of-way Duarte Bike Trail, spans 1.6 miles from Buena Vista Street to Vineyard Avenue in Duarte , using a portion of Pacific Electric's former Glendora line Once a comprehensive railroad system, the decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail providing almost 650 km (400 mi) of connected pathways throughout the region. ". 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