In partnership with the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust is inviting you to a Rail Trail Work Day.

Join us for all or part of the time! RTWorkDay2013 

Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. until noon

Two different work locations:

     1. Rail Trail at Hickory Bush Road a.k.a. Whiteport Road, Rosendale (GPS Kingston).Meet by the Thruway overpass on Hickory Bush Road.  There are two work areas, one just south and one just north of the meeting point. Work will focus on trash removal and smoothing out deep ruts caused by illegal use of  ATVs crossing the trail. Please Bring: work gloves and shovels. Trash bags will be provided.  

     2. Outside the Women’s Studio Workshop, Binnewater Rd at Breezy Hill Rd. Work will focus on clearing brush to widen the trail. Please Bring: Work gloves and clippers/pruners.  

Please contact the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association with your work location of choice to volunteer:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so we may plan accordingly.  Thank you!

Ottaway compressed Plaques in 2 compressed WVLT compressed

Help support the ongoing maintenance of the Rosendale Trestle by donating to this campaign of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. Celebrate a loved one, a memory, or show your business support through your design.

For a donation of $1,500 or more, you decide what you want on your plaque, and work with our designer to ensure the text and/ or image meets your expectations.

The one of a kind Trestle plaques are a bronzed 4 ¾” x 4 ¾ “ and 3/16” thick. The recessed surface is patinaed, and the entire plaque lacquer sealed. Each plaque is riveted to the Corten-steel railings, spaced apart (approximately 8 feet).

To donate to the Trestle Fund click here.

Click here to download the plaque design form.

Ribbon Cut WVLT SignIn 2009, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) in partnership with the Open Space Institute (OSI), acquired 11.5 miles of rail trail between the towns of New Paltz and Kingston, NY. This acquisition almost doubled the length of the original Wallkill Valley Rail Trail which WVLT holds conservation easements on. The highlight of the 2009 purchase was the iconic 940-foot-long Rosendale Railroad Trestle.


After a $1.5 million renovation, the Rosendale Trestle opened to the public a year ago (2013) providing the most spectacular vista on the scenic Rail Trail. While the Trestle is only a short walk from the Town of Rosendale, and is clearly visible from many Main Street businesses, it spans 150 feet above Route 213 and Rondout Creek. Access into the Town from the Trestle and extension of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail exists via a busy County Road with limited sidewalks, and small shoulders  - making pedestrian access a challenge!



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WVLT Events and Campaigns

  • WVLT holds conservation easements on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in Gardiner and New Paltz. In partnership with Open Space Institute,WVLT doubled the length of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail through Rosendale and Ulster, which includes the restoration of the Trestle.   Click here to see more about this campaign!
  • Joppenbergh Mountain, is owned by the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. Learn more about this special mountain, and how you can help!
  • Walks and Talks are set up, check them out!
  • Interested in learning about what a Conservation Easement is, and what you can do to protect you property? Contact us today!