O+W Connector Trail Ribbon Cutting


Thu, May 30, 2024    
3:00 pm


Kingston, N.Y.
350 broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401

Event Type

Walk and bike with us to celebrate the new O&W Connector Trail between Kingston and Hurley! Join Ulster County Department of Health staff for a walk or ride your bike with members of the Ulster County Sherriff’s Office Bike Patrol. The event will kick off at 3 pm from the parking lot at 79 Hurley Ave. Walkers will head right out to arrive at the Hurley end of the trail for a ribbon cutting with County Executive Jen Metzger at 4 pm.
People on bikes will learn safety tips from the Sherriff’s Office Bike Patrol members about how to ride safely in groups, on rail trails, over road crossings, and how to safely pass people who may be walking on the rail trail system. The bike ride is appropriate for all ages.
The rain date for this event is May 31st at 3 pm, and this Facebook event will be updated on the day if it rains.
Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger is pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting for the O&W Connector Trail, formerly known by its project name — the Kingston Rail Trail. The 1.8-mile O&W Connector begins at a trailhead on Washington Avenue in Kingston, and ends at a junction with the O&W Rail Trail along Route 209 in the Town of Hurley. This new trail connects the Kingston Greenline system with the 27-mile O&W Rail Trail.
The public is invited to join this celebration on the Hurley side of the trail on Thursday, May 30, at 4 pm. (The rain date is Friday, May 31, at 4 pm.) Parking for the event is located at the Hurley and O&W Rail Trail main parking lot along Route 209 in Hurley, just .3 miles north of the ribbon-cutting (a 5-10 minute walk). (Driving south from Kingston, the parking lot is on the left immediately after crossing over the Esopus Creek Bridge. Parking lot coordinates: 41°56’05.1″N 74°03’13.5″W.)
For those interested in checking out the full trail prior to the ribbon-cutting, the County’s Department of Health will lead a walk and the County Sheriff’s Bike Patrol will lead a ride at 3 pm from the parking lot at 79 Hurley Avenue to the ribbon-cutting.
If special accommodations are required for members of the public to participate or for further information on the project, please contact Deputy Director of Planning Kristen Wilson, at 845-340-3338 or kwil@co.ulster.ny.us.