4/9/2012 6:56:31 PM
After not having been on this trail for several years, I decided to ride it with a friend yesterday who has recently moved to Kingston. We rode the northern section from New Paltz to Rosendale and back. Since it was a holiday, there were few riders on the trail, and being early in the Spring, bugs weren't an issue yet. The trees haven't filled in yet, so views of the Gunks to the west were good. We also saw some horses closeup, around Coffey Rd in New Paltz, I think. I was disappointed to see that the Rosendale railroad trestle has been closed since I was last on this trail. It is fenced off just before the start of the trestle. A sign nearby says that an engineering study has determined that the trestle is unsafe, and funds are needed for reconstruction.