Fri, 17 Jul 2015

Rail Trails #15

The weekend of 7/11, I rode the D&H Rail Trail Northern Section, mostly in Vermont, the Zim Smith Trail including the Route 9 Bypass which runs partly on the Hudson Valley trolley, the Cohoes Black Bridge Trail, the Kingston Point Rail Trail, and the final part of the Catskill Scenic Trail.

I have a goal of riding every named Rail-Trail in New York State. There are many more railbeds not used for trains anymore which are also ridable. They are usually unnamed, unsigned, and unpublished. I speculate that this is because the owner is either indifferent or away. I've ridden some of these but I'm more interested in getting the named trails ridden first. I'm uploading them to OpenStreetMap as I go.

The first trail ride for which I have a date is June of 2004. So this has been a ten-year project for me. Given that I'm not done yet, and they're continually making new trails, it looks like I've got another set of trails to ride.

Trails I've ridden:

Trails I haven't (yet) ridden:

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