Our first official walk of the season! The Hudson Valley Rail begins at the west end of the Walkway Over the Hudson. We're not allowed to bring the donkeys on the Walkway, but we can start there and walk west until the group feels it's time to turn-around and return. It's a level, paved pathway that features mostly lightly wooded scenery although there are some stretches, like all rail trails, that run through the back-yards of homes and businesses.
There is an ice-cream/refreshment place right near the entrance and we can unwind there afterwards for those who are up for it.
I've purposely chosen a trail near me to get started. I will be scheduling walks though-out the Hudson Valley.
Because of the proximity to the Walkway, the beginning of this walk will bring us by lots of non-group members and that always adds a fun dimension to the walks when we encounter (surprise) people on the trail.