Faculty / Staff hike to the Rosendale Trestle Bridge & Rail Trail, Wed. June 6, 4:30 p.m.

Come explore Rosendale’s Trestle Bridge, caves, and rail trail! Options to wheel it, walk it, or climb Joppenburgh mountain – all right there by the Binnewater parking lot and old cement mining site. Hosted by Mark McFadden (Career Resources) and Sarah Wyman (FDC / English).

Date:  Wednesday, June 6

Time:  4:30/4:50 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Rosendale Trestle Bridge and Rail Trail

Carpool from the Faculty Center, College Hall 113 at 4:30 p.m. or meet 4:45 p.m. at the Binnewater parking lot, just north of the intersection of 213/Main Street Rosendale and Binnewater.

Followed by optional cool drink at one of the town’s watering holes.

Directions: From SUNY New Paltz: Take Main Street/299 west, downhill towards the Gunks, and turn right onto 32 North towards Kingston. Travel about 10 minutes through Tilson and into Rosendale. You will pass the community pool on the left and cross a light blue bridge. Take an immediate left, and left again at Stewart’s onto Main Street. Blink your way through town, travel under the trestle bridge, and take your first right onto Binnewater. The parking lot will be ¼ mile up on your left, with lime kilns and an old quarry.


For a more delightful drive, cross the Carmen bridge in New Paltz (near the Gilded Otter), and take first right towards Mohonk Mt. House, but stay right on Springtown Road about 8 minutes into Rosendale. As the road ends, turn right and continue downhill by St. Peter’s brick church. Turn left on Keator, cross Rondout Creek, left on 213/Main Street, pass under Trestle Bridge, and take an immediate right on Binnewater. Parking lot is about ¼ mile on your left.

All are welcome, including visitors, kids, dogs on leashes. No fee.

For more information, please contact wymans@newpaltz.edu