Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Extension and Railway Trestle

This is the north extension of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail extension which runs over the old railway trestle in Rosendale, NY.   Here is a link to some information about the trail:

http://wallkillvalleylt.org/index.php/rail-trail/wallkill-valley-rail-trail-extension 

We'll pick it up from the parking area at the Binnewater Kiln Parking area which is north of the railway trestle.   (Click on the "Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Rosendale" link above for the location of the parking area on google maps).  From there, we'll head back to the trestle and then we can decide whether we want to head south or back north.

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  • Salley

    I enjoyed the walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Extension and Railway Trestle, and I give it a 5-star rating!

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • Alice

    I had a great time! This was the first time meeting a donkey and I didn't realize how much there was to know about them. Walking with them made me see my environment in a different way -- from their point of view. They have a bad reputation for being stubborn, but like Steve said, they're just being cautious and don't take anything for granted.

    I've also never been to that part of the Rail Trail before and it was very different from the bucolic scenes I get from my area in Gardiner. Can't wait to ride my bike there! I will definitely do this again!

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Nancy

    I can honestly say that this has been one of the best groups I have ever joined, not only was it fascinating learning the workings of donkeys,but also how patient and considerate the group was as a whole.thank you all, Nancy

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Alice

    I found great directions to the parking lot here:
    http://www.visitvortex.com/storefront/Rosendale_Trestle_and_Rail_Trail

    July 13, 2014

  • Salley

    My preference for the donkeys....Flint and Flame, Romper and Stomper....

    However, it all depends on what is easiest for you!

    July 12, 2014

  • Gay S.

    Unfortunately my transmission went and I hope to get my car back Monday morning. I have to be in Kingston at 6pm on Monday. Is it possible to stop by on my way up to meet the donkeys? Where exactly on 9W are they? (Coming from Cornwall) I still can't wait to meet everyone and the donkeys!

    July 11, 2014

    • Steve S.

      Hi Gay: Sure, you can swing by on Monday. I'll send you an email with more info.

      July 12, 2014

  • Linda Q.

    darn--senior moment--no sooner had I responded yes when I remembered I have to work from 12 to 4
    hopefully another time

    July 11, 2014

    • Steve S.

      haha, I've been there. We'll catch you another time. :-)

      July 11, 2014

  • Rosita C.

    Hi Steve, i was wondering if i can be late again, i think i might be able to make it around 1.00pm. Do you come back to the farm and work with the donkeys after the walk or you do something before?
    Please give an idea what the schedule is so i can join at least for sometime, thank you.
    You asked about meetup groups, well... remind me to tell you a funny story. I forgot last time.

    July 7, 2014

    • Steve S.

      Hi Rosita: I would expect that we will not return here to Donkey Park until 3:00pm. But, you are welcome to come by at that time if it works for you.

      July 10, 2014

    • Rosita C.

      thank you Steve, i am sure you saw the video at www.wvrta.org., it is a gorgeous place, enjoy it.

      July 11, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Hi All: We will definitely be hiking here. I'll be going out tomorrow to scout out the parking and will post specific location and directions as needed Friday night.

    July 10, 2014

  • Dace

    Can someone post directions how to get there from Kingston ( taking Rt 32)

    July 10, 2014

  • Amanda T.

    Where exactly are we meeting on Sunday?

    July 10, 2014

  • Sara A.

    Where is the entrance to the trestle? (in other words where will you be coming with your trailer?) Looking forward to it!

    July 10, 2014

  • Nancy

    so is the final decision Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Ext?

    July 10, 2014

  • Nell

    I can't make it this time, unfortunately! Next time, for sure.

    July 8, 2014

  • Salley

    I expect to attend on Sunday, but I'll contact you if I am unable to meet you.

    July 7, 2014

  • Susan G

    Hope you all have a great time!

    July 7, 2014

  • Katherine G.

    I'll be out of state but hope to walk with donkeys later in the summer, fall.

    July 6, 2014

    • Steve S.

      Hi Katherine. We're looking good to schedule more events through the Summer so there should be plenty of opportunities. :-)

      July 6, 2014

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