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In 1991, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust completed the purchase the old Wallkill Valley Rail Road right of way in New Paltz and Gardiner, and turned it into a rail trail. To accomplish this, the WVLT worked closely with the Trust of Public Lands.

The current Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, 12.2 miles that span the Town of Gardiner and the Town and Village of New Paltz is enjoyed by residents and visitors to the area year round. For details on the current rail trail, including maps, visit the website for the not-for-profit dedicated to the advocacy and light maintenance of the rail trail. www.WVRTA.org

For history on the New Paltz section of the rail trail, click here.

For history on the Gardiner section of the rail trail, click here.

To learn about the extension of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail through the Town of Rosendale and the Town of Ulster, click here.