New York State is again partnering with the Open Space Institute and WVLT to improve an additional section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail from Gardiner to Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz, a key link in the Empire State Trail in Ulster County!
Improvement work began September 19 in Gardiner and move gradually north to a terminus at Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz.
Rail Trail users may encounter equipment and heavy machinery along the trail. Expect short-term trail closures on some weekdays from now into the fall to accommodate construction; no trail closures will occur on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. If there are construction signs blocking the Rail Trail, do not proceed or move the signage.
This new project is expected to improve overall public access to the Rail Trail; establish additional safety and experience advancements for residents and visitors; and reinforce the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail’s inclusion as part of the Empire State Trail.