The Walden–Wallkill Rail Trail is a 3.22-mile (5.18 km) rail trail in
the United States between the village of Walden in the town of
Montgomery and the hamlet of Wallkill in the town of Shawangunk.
Montgomery is in Orange County and Shawangunk is in Ulster County in
upstate New York. The trail, like the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail to the
north, is part of the former Wallkill Valley Railroad's rail corridor.
The land was purchased by the towns of Montgomery and Shawangunk in 1985
and converted to a public trail. The portion in Shawangunk was formally
opened in 1993 and named after former town supervisor Jesse McHugh.
Plans to pave the trail between Walden and Wallkill had been discussed
since 2001 until it was finally paved in 2008 and 2009. The trail
includes an unofficial, unimproved section to the north of Wallkill, and
is bounded by the routes NY 52 and NY 208.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden%E2%80%93Wallkill_Rail_Trail>
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