rail trails

By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm
Above: A map of a proposed 11.5-mile walking and biking trail near the Ashokan Reservoir, on an Ulster County-owned railroad track that was once part of the Ulster & Delaware railroad and is currently leased to the Catskill Mountain Railroad. Map from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 - 4:14 pm
Above: A former rail bed in Hurleyville, part of a 9.2-mile stretch recently acquired by the Open Space Institute and slated for development into a public rail trail. Photo taken by Jesse Wall in October 2013; courtesy of the Center for Discovery.  The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 6:14 pm
Above: One of the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Alco trains, running on the Kingston end of the old Ulster & Delaware corridor. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Facebook page.  A rail trail deal struck last week between Ulster County and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 - 1:52 pm
Above: A Poughkeepsie Journal video about the re-opening of the newly restored Rosendale Trestle. Rail trail lovers, rejoice: On Saturday, June 29, the Rosendale Trestle, a 118-year-old span over the Rondout Creek, will be reopened to public walking... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 3:09 pm
Above: The old Ulster & Delaware rail tracks near Cathedral Glen on Highmount. Photo by Julia Reischel.  A controversial plan to convert Ulster County's old rail corridor into a walking trail from Kingston to Highmount got a boost on Monday, with the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 3, 2013 - 11:18 am
Dear Editor: I'm a 71 year old survivor of thyroid cancer. Two years ago I joined 500 people bicycle from Buffalo to Albany in eight days. Along the way we patronized restaurants, discovered villages and historic sites and found places we would return to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 - 9:24 am
Video: Tour of the Catskills pro cyclists ride past the Thompson House in Windham this weekend. Biking is big in the Catskills and Hudson Valley -- and getting bigger, says Adam Bosch of the Times Herald-Record. Bosch has a story in today's paper on the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 4, 2011 - 1:50 pm
Photo of the Mamakating rail trail from the Open Space Institute. It's National Trails Day today, and the New York City-based Open Space Institute has something to celebrate: the recent acquisition of three miles of the old O&W rail bed in the town of... Read more
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