First Section of River-to-Ridge Trail is Open

The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the opening of the first section of the River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz. This section runs along the Wallkill River from the Carmine Liberta Bridge at Route 299 to Springtown Road and is three-quarters of a mile long. The section west of Springtown Road to Butterville Road is still under construction with completion expected later this year. Ultimately, the trail will be 6 miles long and will connect the Village of New Paltz to the protected lands on the Shawangunk Ridge.