These three contiguous trailsthe Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail
, Old Erie Path
and Joseph B. Clarke Trailoccupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they make for a wonderful experience along the banks of the Hudson River.
The Joseph B. Clark Trail travels between Greenbush Road and Oak Tree Road, traversing neighborhoods, the village of Sparkill and forested areas. There are bridges over, and viaducts under, busy highways and roads, with some street-level crossings to be cautious of. Northeast of Sparkhill village the trail links up with the Old Erie Path
along Piermont Avenue.
To reach the Oak Tree Road endpoint in Tappan, from the Palisades Interstate Parkway, take Exit 5 South to U.S. Route 303. Turn left onto Oak Tree Road. There is a small parking lot on the left for trail users.
To reach the Greenbush Road endpoint in Orangeburg, from the Palisades Interstate Parkway, take Exit 6 East onto County Route 20, West Orangeburg Road. Turn right onto County Route 15/Western Highway. Turn left onto Highview Avenue. Turn right onto Greenbush Road. Enter the Lowes store parking lot. There is parking for trail users in the northeast corner of the parking lot.