New York Hiking, Nature April 10, 2020
The New Ashokan Rail Trail In New York Is A Scenic Adventure That Will Take You Away From It All
Just when you were starting to feel as though you were truly chipping away at all of New York’s outdoor adventures, another scenic slice of our state opens up to the public. If you’re ready to spend some time outdoors in a new place, then see what it’s like to be swept up off of your feet by the beauty that is the Ashokan Rail Trail in Ulster County.
A recently unlocked gem of Ulster County, the Ashokan Rail Trail is the newest hiking trail to open up to the public here in New York State.
Stretching between West Hurley and Boiceville, the Ashokan Rail Trail allows New Yorkers to explore a scenic area of New York that's been secluded from the public for more than 100 years.
You’ll find three different trailheads, the Ashokan Station Trailhead, the Boiceville Bridge Trailhead, and the most popular — Woodstock Dike Trailhead in West Hurley that act as your entryways to the 11.5-mile-long rail trail.
Dog-friendly and even wheelchair accessible, those who have already had the pleasure of hiking or biking along the Ashokan Rail Trail have raved about how easy to navigate the trail is.
The 16th trail that the Department of Environmental Protection has opened up along land that supplies drinking water to New York City, the unique trail takes you over boardwalks and even by pieces of history like the Glenford Dike that dates all the way back to 1912. Woah!
Offering up pristine views of the more than 120-billion gallon reservoir that's surrounded by protected wetlands, lush forests, and stunning of the Catskill Mountains, the Ashokan Rail Trail is an outdoor adventure that's been more than worth the wait.
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