Walk
Bike
Jog
Bird Watch
Picnic
Reflect
Family Outings
Avoid Traffic
Stream Watch
Whistle
Ride Horseback
Stroll
Enjoy Scenic Vistas
Sing
Cross Country Ski
Philosophize
Chat with a Friend
Unwind
Observe Wildlife
Exercise
Breathe Fresh Air
Explore Local History
Listen
Daydream
Harmonize
Meditate

ACTIVITIES

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is ideal for numerous sports, including biking, hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, jogging and running. The total length is 12.2 miles. The surface of the trail is packed cinders and gravel. Individuals and families also enjoy such recreational activities as picnicking, birdwatching, stream watching and horseback riding. Others come to the trail to reflect, unwind, enjoy scenic vistas, daydream, explore local history or escape from the routines and stresses of daily life.

Bicyclists with mountain or hybrid bikes enjoy pedaling along paths without having to confront traffic lights, cars, sharp turns or steep climbs.

"The Rail Trail is a bridge to the future. Where engines used to huff and hiss, walkers stride. Where freight trains used to rattle by, birdwatchers peer through the binoculars. Where children once rode the train to school, they bicycle."

-- Carleton Mabee, Gardiner