Raymond G. Esposito Trail

New York

Raymond G. Esposito Trail Facts

States: New York
Counties: Rockland
Length: 1 miles
Trail end points: Cedar Hill Ave. at S. Franklin St. and HIllside Ave. at S. Broadway Ave.
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6031825
Trail activities: Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Raymond G. Esposito Trail Description

These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark 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 Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail in South Nyack, named for a late mayor of this village, is a 1-mile-long, gravel trail through several neighborhoods on the Hudson River. From its start in a community park, the rail-trail heads south, occasionally high above some of the neighborhoods it passes. Extensive stairways on the steep slopes have been constructed to connect residents with the rail-trail.

The trail runs parallel to South Franklin Street crossing Brookside and Clinton avenues. These are low-traffic-volume residential roads, but trail users should stop at each intersection before proceeding. The trail crosses over the New York State Thruway on the original railroad bridge, redecked for trail use. By the time you touch down on the far side of the highway, at South Broadway Avenue, the Esposito Trail ends and the Old Erie Path begins.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the northern trailhead in South Nyack from the New York State Thruway (Interstates 87 and 287), take Exit 11. Southbound traffic will be on New York Route 59, Main Street. (Thruway traffic northbound will exit onto High Avenue). Turn right on North Highland Avenue, and then turn left onto Main Street. From Main Street in South Nyack turn right on South Franklin Street. The trail begins in the park at the corner of South Franklin Street and Cedar Hill Avenue. Only on-street parking is available.

Raymond G. Esposito Trail Reviews

"This trail actually continues all the way down to end at Sparkill, NY. It parallels Route 9 running through the forest along a ridge past Grandview, Piermont, and finally drops down to sea level to end in Sparkill.

All told, the trail is more like a four mile run (8 mile round trip) which is a perfect way to end the workday. If you want to make it longer, you can hop on to Broadway and head north through Nyack up to the trail along the Hudson at the foot of Hook Mountain.

Or, at the south side of the trail, cycle through Piermont and out to the tip of the pier to unwind.

This is one of my favorite local rides, great for closing out the workday on a long summer day. Hope to see you on the trail!"

"This short trail is an extension of the Old Erie Rail Trail into South Nyack. The northern terminus is at Cedar Hill Ave at the Nyack/South Nyack border in the Franklin St. Park. A big bonus to this trail is that it crosses over the NY Thruway on its own right-of-way. South of the Thruway it ""becomes"" the Old Erie Rail Trail in Grandview.

There are some nice views of a picturesque area that has been overwhelmed by modern infrastructure!

Rates a 7 out of 10!



"Access via Franklin Street Park in Nyack.

A short trail but it directly connects to the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail and other ""no name"" trails in the area.

Worth the trip.

E-mail for further information."

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