New York September 10, 2016
This One Scenic Trail In New York Was Just Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame
One of the many things that makes New York any adventurer’s paradise is the fact that we have so many beautiful trails waiting to be explored. From our paths that will lead you up mountains to historic walkways that are much more leisurely, there’s a trail for all of our residents. While all of us love to explore and celebrate these scenic places, this year our state received significant recognition from the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
In 2007, the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy began recognizing noteworthy trails throughout the country.
Celebrating it's 30th year, the organization has featured thirty trails in its Hall of Fame. The RTC has an overall goal to celebrate America's fantastic trails in hopes of creating the best communities we possibly can for ourselves.
For the first time ever, the RTC made the Hall of Fame election process open to the public this year.
Beating out other extraordinary trails from Colorado, South Carolina, Tennessee and Oregon, New York came out on top stealing
54% of the vote. To let that number really sink in, that means that nearly 20,000 people voted that New York was the best.
When picking the nominees for the Hall of Fame, the RTC factors in historical significance, scenic value, trail amenities and how well the trails are maintained and managed.
Together the Hudson Valley Trail Network (covering 18 miles of New York) took home this year's spot in the Hall of Fame.
If you're unfamiliar with what make up these 18 miles of the Hudson Valley Trail Network, then let us tell you! Together inducted into the Hall of Fame the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Walkway Over The Hudson and William R. Steinhouse Dutchess Rail Trail are all worth recognizing.
The most well known trail on our list is the Walkway Over The Hudson, a bridge overlooking the Hudson River that's easy for anyone to access. Whether you're looking to take a bike ride through our trails or just visit this particular stretch of New York that's accessible by an easy elevator ride, this outdoor attraction has become a great addition to New York since opening up to the public in 2009.
To learn more about the walkway,
To little surprise, one of New York's trails has actually already been featured in the RTC Hall of Fame.
If you ever take a trip down to the Big Apple, then visiting High Line is something you
to cross off of your bucket list. The elevated park that's over a mile long gives you beautiful views of the city and lets you take a walk down memory lane on the old railway.
To view the full list of trails that have made their way into the RTC Hall of Fame,
Have you ever explored this scenic trail in New York? With so many beautiful trails to explore in our state, there’s always something new to add to your bucket list! If you’re looking for something short and scenic, try
This Gorge Trail In New York That Will Lead You Someplace Truly Enchanting.