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New Paltz Volkswalk for Everyone!


New Paltz 51 Huguenot Street Parking Lot
51 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

41.749606 -74.089514

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 30, 2023, 9:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours Register between 9 AM and 11 AM. Plan to finish by 2 PM.


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Our self-guided walk follows a portion of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail which is now part of the Empire State Trail. The trail also goes through SUNY New Paltz, and the longer 6 mile trail goes through residential areas as well. The Village of New Paltz is alive with retail stores, restaurants, and pubs. Organization Hosting the Event Volkssport Club at West Point Phone Number 845-462-7539


Advance registration required.
RSVP please to or call 845-462-7539 and leave a message with phone number; bad weather (rain) will cancel

Additional Information

There is a moderately steep hill near SUNY New Paltz. Also, a portion of the walk will be on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail which is now part of the Empire State Trail.
Additional Equipment Required: A walking stick is always advisable.

Event Duration (hours): 1.5 to 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 6.
Length (miles): 3 or 6
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
Additional Wheelchair Info: Mostly on city streets with some
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