When? Saturday, April 20, 2024 Rain Date: Sunday April 21, 2024 What? Earth Day Hike and/or Bike Where? Meet at Tony Williams Parking Lot on the Rail Trail at 113 South Riverside Rd, Highland, NY 12528
This part of the rail trail is handicap accessible and has plenty of parking!
Hikers will walk the rail trail east for 3.6 miles to the Walkway Over The Hudson, those needing a rest will wait at the Ranger Station while the group crosses the Hudson for 1.3 miles and return, and then all will head west and return to Tony Williams Park. The short loop will be about 7.2 miles. The long loop will be about 9.8 miles. This is a quicker than comfortable pace on flat and rolling terrain that is paved and will take about 2.5-3 hours.
Bikers will ride the rail trail east to the Walkway Over The Hudson, cross the Hudson and ride across Poughkeepsie on the rail trail for a total of 10 miles, and then turning around and head west to cross the Hudson and return to Tony Williams Park. The loop will be about 20 miles. This is a casual ride on a paved rail trail with rolling terrain and will take about 2.5-3 hours.