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Start

      Main St of New Paltz, NY (Rt 299) at its intersection with Huguenot St and Water St, which is west of Rt 32 (Chestnut St) and just east of the Wallkill River bridge. (GPS latitude-longitude = N41.7466,W74.0900 = 41.7466,-74.0900)

0.0

 

West

0.1

west on Main St / Rt 299 West [HH - bad or no shoulder as of 2008]

0.0

 

Variation A

  to cross a covered bridge, see different roads:  see Major Variation A (adds 3 miles) [not checked by us since 1998]

0.0

 

bridge

 

cross Wallkill River

0.1

 

R

0.5

Springtown Rd (Ulster County Rt 7 - North)

0.6

 

BR

7.3

Springtown Rd - UC Rt 7 (pass by Mountain Rest Rd, UC Rt 6)

7.9

 

L

0.0

Mountain Rd (at a sharp turn in the midst of a downhill) - go only about 25 yards on Mountain Rd

7.9

 

R - dirt

0.1

(unsigned) - Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (North)

8.0

 

site

 

wooden bridge high over Rondout Creek with fine views (this is the north end of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail)

8.0

 

turn around

0.1

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (South) -- Go back up to the paved road.

8.1

 

L

0.0

Mountain Rd (toward the North)

8.1

 

BL

0.1

down steep hill, becomes Keator Ave

8.2

T

L

0.1

Keator Ave (pass by James St)

8.3

T

R

1.0

Rt 213 East [HH]

8.8

 

food

 

Rosendale, NY

9.3

HH

cross

5.5

Creek Locks Rd / Ulster County Rt 25 East (cross Rt 32) - later becomes Canal St

10.0

 

view

 

view of the Rondout Creek / Wallkill River

12.2

 

site

 

An old "creek lock" on the R

14.8

T

L

1.6

Rt 213 East [HH - shoulders not wide here, as of 2008]

14.8

 

Variation B

 

to shorten the route by 7 miles: T - R on Rt 213 West [HH] 0.9Mi, L on Union Center Rd to rejoin main route.

16.4

 

Straight

1.0

Abeel St (Rt 213 turns L)

17.4

 

R

0.0

Ravine St

17.4

 

L

0.4

Dock St

17.8

 

L

0.1

unsigned- Broadway

17.8

 

 

Variation

   

  To visit a sandy beach on the Hudson River: Go East on the road that parallels Rondout Creek. Becomes E Strand St, turns L and becomes North St. Turn R on Delaware Ave and go East to the beach. Return the same way.  (need skills for tricky crossings of railroad tracks on Strand St)  Adds about 3Mi to route. (but Variation Q is prettier) [non checked by us since 2002]

17.8

 

connec tion

  to go to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and connect with other routes: See the Kingston to Rhinebeck cue sheet and Mid-Hudson / Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Loop route for more ideas about making this connection.

17.9

 

L

0.1

Abeel St

18.0

EE

L

0.4

Wurts St [HH] (if uncomfortable with the narrow lane across the bridge, you could try the sidewalk)

18.4

 

R

0.3

Sunset Dr

18.7

 

R

0.3

Bayard St

19.0

 

food

 

Port Ewen, NY (turn Left on Salem St for food)

19.0

 

Variation
 Q

  to visit Lighthouse Park:  pretty views on the shore of the Hudson River (at the cost of more miles and a big hill climb) -- see the route Mid-Hudson / Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Loop

19.0

 

R

2.8

Salem St (some narrow sections) becomes New Salem Rd

21.8

T

L

0.8

Rt 213 West [HH - reasonable shoulders in this section, as of 2008]

22.6

 

L

2.6

Union Center Rd

25.2

 

R

2.9

Hardenburgh Rd (some hill work)

26.0

 

Variation

 

for less total climbing, but more all at once: after 0.8Mi on Hardenburgh Rd, L on Soper Rd 1.8Mi, T-R Old Post Rd 1.4Mi, L Martin Swedish Rd to rejoin main route

28.1

T

L

1.4

Old Post Rd

29.5

 

R

2.1

Martin Swedish Rd (becomes Weston Rd)

31.6

T

R

3.3

unsigned- Plutarch Rd

32.9

 

 

 

(pass by Elliot Lane)

32.9

 

 

Variation C

 

 

To shorten the route by 5.5 miles: R on Elliot Lane 0.8Mi, Straight on Horsenden Rd 1.5Mi, L on Rt 32 South [HH] 0.1Mi, R on Old Kingston Rd 1.4Mi, R on Huguenot St 1.4Mi to Main St / Rt 299 and finish.  But Horsenden Rd can get significant motor vehicle traffic, and has curves, dips, hills with no shoulders -- which raises traffic interaction risk. [not checked by us since 1998]

32.9

 

Variation

 

To see some interesting farms: R on Elliot Lane 0.8Mi, L on N Ohioville Rd 2.1Mi, L Old Rt 299 0.9Mi, R on Elting Corners Rd to rejoin main route. Adds 1.4Mi to route. [not checked by us since 2001]

34.9

 

L

0.4

Old Rt 299 / New Paltz Rd

35.3

 

R

0.2

Elting Corners Rd

35.5

EE

cross

2.9

cross Rt 299, becomes South St (Ulster County Rt 22 South)

38.4

 

R

2.1

Hurds Rd

38.4

 

Variation

  to avoid a steep climb, and see more orchards: continue Straight on South Rd - Ulster County Rt 22 for 0.4Mi, T - R Rt 44 West [HH] 0.2Mi, R on Picnic Woods Rd 0.4Mi, T - L Hurds Rd 1Mi to rejoin main route

39.7

 

cross

 

cross N Ohioville Rd, becomes Brookside Rd

40.5

T

R

0.2

Rt 32 North [HH]

40.7

EE

L

1.1

Jansen Rd

41.8

HH

cross

0.3

Cedar Lane (cross Rt 208)

42.1

T

R

1.4

Plains Rd

43.5

 

BL

0.1

becomes Water St (unsigned)

43.6

 

Finish

 

Main St, New Paltz, NY

Route not checked by us since 2008 -- learn more | see Reports

Symbols | Description | Map | GPS | Reports | Variation - East of Wallkill start  

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