The wonderous views of the Shawangunk Mountain cliff face, which attract climbers from all over the eastern seaboard, are worthy of a visit. Add to that the lovely local roads that wind throughout the Town, around each curve and over each hill is a new take on the view. Bucolic and timeless, Gardiner welcomes visitors for a respite.
“Gardiner’s local roads have become venues for walking, biking, running and meeting up with friends and new neighbors,” explained Supervisor Marybeth Majestic. The Supervisor explained that too often visitors are not prepared for encountering people on the road. “As one approaches a rise or a curve in the road, one must be prepared to unexpectedly find people. For example, children on bikes and scooters or a runner,” said Majestic. “The rate of speed as one approaches that rise or curve will dictate the ability to stop in time.” Supervisor Majestic also notes that once drivers slow, they have the bonus opportunity to enjoy another new view.
It is recommended that drivers using Gardiner’s local roads drive at a maximum of 30 MPH when they have a clear and unobstructed view. When approaching and passing residents and visitors on local roads, slow to 15 MPH and even slower where children and the elderly are present. Enjoy your travels on Gardiner roads and, perhaps, walk them yourselves. “It is remarkable that once people are walking on the roads and someone passes at 35 MPH, whoa! It’s scary,” said Majestic. “We invite our residents and visitors to treat road users with the utmost respect and care. Allow the journey to your local destination to be part of the experience, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife too.”