Ashokan Rail Trail Bike Hike

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Ashokan Rail Trail Bike Hike

This exciting new program is open to anyone, but is designed for youth and families.

Participants must be at least 8 years old.  Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

 Join  us for a bike hike along the Ashokan Rail Trail in Boiceville, NY. AWSMP staff will lead a ride along the trail to learn about Ashokan Watershed, the Ashokan Reservoir and the New York City drinking water supply system. We will also spend time learning about the flora and fauna along the trail and will stop to study how Butternut Creek crosses the trail and empties into the reservoir. Due to NYS physical distancing guidelines, the ride will be limited to 10 individuals. All participants must agree to follow public health policies outlined for the event.

This event, which is free of charge, is open to residents of the Ashokan Watershed. Generally, the Ashokan Watershed overlaps the towns of Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, and Hurley in Ulster County, and Lexington and Hunter in Greene County.

We will meet at the Boiceville Rail Trail parking lot at 8:30 am and will return by 12:00 pm.

  • The Boiceville Trailhead is located at 5080 Route 28A in Boiceville. The Trailhead entrance is off Route 28A approximately 16.5 miles west of the NYS Thruway Exit 19 Traffic Circle. Cold Brook Road is directly across Route 28A from this entrance.


The group will spend approximately 3 hours on the trail and will ride about 6 miles round-trip at a leisurely pace. Participants will need to bring their own bike and wear a helmet while riding. The wearing of face masks is mandatory when stopped for education or conversation. It is also recommended that each rider bring plenty of water and a snack. 

Once you register please fill out our safety pledge and the insurance and photo waiver and return them to Linda Gonnella at lg457@cornell.edu 

When
August 7th, 2020 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM