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MOTORIZED VEHICLES NOT ALLOWED ON THE RAIL TRAIL
For safety and environmental reasons motorized vehicles are not allowed anywhere on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. The restriction is posted at every intersection along the rail trail. It applies to all motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, trail bikes, ATVs, and motorcycles. Both the town and village of New Paltz have enacted local laws prohibiting the use of these vehicles on the rail trail. We have also asked the town police department and the local Environmental Conservation Officer to take action against anyone violating these provisions. Trail users and neighbors should call 255-1323 to report violations on the rail trail.
THE WALLKILL VALLEY RAIL TRAIL: PATH TO THE FUTURE
Since 1991, hundreds of local residents and visitors have discovered the joy and beauty of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a scenic and peaceful 12.2-mile stretch between Gardiner and New Paltz in Ulster County.
This trail is part of a network of more than 600 rail trails winding some 7,000 miles across the United States. Because they offer unique opportunities for recreation, relaxation and solitude, these former railroad lines are enjoying popularity among walkers, hikers, bicyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts.
A century ago, the Wallkill Valley Railroad signified machines and speed; today, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail signifies escape from machines and speed. While the railroad once symbolized power over nature, the rail trail now symbolizes identification with nature. And while the railroad once facilitated travel to distant places, the rail trail suggests a future in which we can enjoy what is in our own back yards.
We encourage you to visit the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and join a community of people who care about this very special piece of land.