Renovated Rosendale trestle reopens, reconnecting long-sundered Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

July 04, 2013 06:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“A great day for Rosendale” is how supervisor Jeanne Walsh characterized the grand opening on Saturday, June 29 of the renovated railroad trestle spanning the Rondout Creek, linking the northern and southern portions of the nearly completed 24-mile Wallkill Valley Rail Trail from Gardiner to Kingston. Four years after the Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) and the Open Space Institute (OSI) teamed up to purchase 11 ½ miles of railbed in the towns of Rosendale and Ulster, including the 940-foot-long, 150-foot-high trestle, it finally became possible for walkers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and equestrians to traverse the Rondout Gorge safely without a long detour via local streets.
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