Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pedal Power!

Congratulations to the very happy Mr and Mrs Boesen, who were our first guests to arrive from New York City without a car or taxi. They put their bikes on a Metro North train, and cycled here from Poughkeepsie, using the spectacular Walkway over the Hudson. The Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and Delaware and Hudson Canal Heritage Corridor/O&W Rail Trail brought them here with relatively little road cycling. While they stayed with us, they cycled to the Ashokan Reservoir and Saugerties.

We were excited to learn recently that a 21-story glass elevator will soon be built to allow even easier access from Poughkeepsie station to the Walkway. We're also watching developments regarding the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail extension - if the amazing Rosendale Railroad Trestle is restored, it will become a crucial link for rail trail use across a wide area, and will allow for an almost continous rail trail connection from New Paltz, practically to our front door! Track the Trestle!