Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

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These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy 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.

Parking and Trail Access

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.

Reviews

J.B. Clarke Rail Trail Extension: Construction is finally underway

   April, 2015 by jbmanbear

J.B. Clarke Rail Trail Extension: Construction is finally underway on the extension of the Town's J.B. Clarke Rail trail from it's current terminus by the Orangeburg Library on South Greenbush Road to a new end point behind the Blauvelt Library on Western ...read more

Ninth annual J.B. Clarke Rail Trail 5 Mile Fun Run Sunday October 18, 2015

   April, 2015 by jbmanbear

J.B. CLARKE RAIL TRAIL 5 FUN RUN The ninth annual J.B. Clarke Rail Trail 5 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9:30am. The run will begin and end on the trail in downtown Sparkill. This non-competitive event will not offer awards, ...read more

J.B. Clarke Railtrail 5 Fun Run-Sunday October 19th at 9:00AM

   September, 2014 by jbmanbear

The 8th annual J.B. Clarke Rail Trail 5 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday October 19, 2014 at 9:00AM. The run will begin and end on the trail in downtown Sparkill. This non-competitive event will not offer awards, but will include accurate mile splits, ...read more