Father’s Day Greenline Weekend Wander – 6/18

The Weekend Wander continues on Father’s Day! This is our second walk of the season. Explore the Greenline third Sundays from 10am-noon from May – October.

View facebook our event here.

Grab your father, family and friends to join us this Sunday, June 18th. Our meeting place will be at Kingston Point Park. We will be at the parking lot near the dog park. Kingston Greenline Committee Co-Chair Tim Weidemann will be leading the tour.

The route this Sunday – We will walk from Kingston Point Park to the Hudson Landing site, along North Street (past Smorgasburg). This route is being considered for the Empire State Trail as it makes it way through Kingston! Learn more about that on our walk.

After the walk it is a short way to the Smorgasburg at Hutton Brickyards.

The Kingston Greenline is an initiative of the The Kingston Land Trust in partnership with the City of Kingston and Ulster County. Check here for development status: https://kingston-ny.gov/kingstononthemove.

 

For more information contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263.

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Weekend Wander: Oct Edition

Join us for the 6th and FINAL edition of this season’s Weekend Wander series! In this Wander, we’ll be exploring the Rondout section of the Kingston Greenline which includes the future Kingston Point segment. #KLTWander #WeekendWander

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wander – Oct Edition
WHEN: Sunday, Oct 16 at 9:30AM – 11:30PM
WHERE:
WHY: Hike around Kingston with local experts to talk about its exciting projects and hidden treasures right here in our backyard AND it’s the last Wander of the 2016 season!

Keep checking our site for more details on future hikes. #KLTWander #WeekendWander

 

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Weekend Wander, October 16th Route: The Rondout and the Kingston Point Rail Trail

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Weekend Wander: Sept (BIKE) Edition

Join us for the 5th edition of this season’s Weekend Wander series… WITH YOUR BIKE! In this Wander, we’ll be riding bikes along the northern end of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail to the Rosendale Rail Trail Café and back. #KLTWander #WeekendWander

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wander – August (BIKE) Edition
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
WHERE:
WHY: Easy Ride with epic views, lakes and caves.

A leisurely, 16 mile bike ride along the northern section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. We’ll take a break at Williams Lake then off to the Rail Trail Café and back. Keep checking our site for more details on future hikes. #KLTWander #WeekendWander

Weekend Wander: Sept Bike Edition Route (Wallkill Valley Rail Trail)

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Hosted by the Kingston Land Trust, the Weekend Wander is an amazing series of monthly walks in and around Kingston. Local experts are invited to talk about the KLT’s exciting projects and all the hidden treasures right here in our backyard. It’s must-do series and as a KLT board member, I was thrilled to attend the most recent June edition. Enjoy my recap below and make sure to join us in July for the next Weekend Wander, scheduled for Sunday, July 17th where we’ll be exploring more of the Rondout section of the Kingston Greenline. Join us! #kltwander #weekendwander

It was a near perfect day for the third installment of the Weekend Wander Series. We met Saturday morning at the Kingston Wine Co. on the Rondout under a sunny and clear blue sky with an out-sized amount of passion for the Kingston Greenline, the Kingston Land Trust and the vitality of Kingston in general that was immediately apparent in the group.

After some introductions KLT’s advisor, Tim Weidemann kicked off the event with a very insightful overview of the future of the Kingston Greenline. We were then on our way up Broadway towards Rondout Savings to walk the Kingston Point Line. The Greenline conversation continued on the way up the hill with very lively discussion between some longtime residents, newcomers and everyone else in between.

It was easy to visualize the concepts we had been discussing coming together when we arrived at the trail head. Tim took a few minutes to share how the trail got to this stage of development and we headed down the trail to the train tunnel. It was a little muddy to cross through, so we headed topside and took the 9W train bridge (which, it was noted, would make a great art installation) to the proposed Delaware Ave. crossing and back down to the trail.

Stepping off of Delaware and into the wooded area of the trail was a magical transformation. From the busy 9W ramps and deafening traffic we stepped into another world. The noise was gone, birds were singing, the air was fresh and you could smell the wildflowers in the breeze. It was wonderful to be able to experience a natural space like that in the middle of the city.

It was then back to the Rondout and the official end of the Wander. Taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, most of us continued on to the Trolley section of the trail to Kingston Point Park. As we rounded the curve a full size barge floated past the Rondout Creek Lighthouse in a surreal image that didn’t seem like it should be possible. There was a short break in the shade to enjoy the waterfront and share some stories before doing a quick exploration of the park. It was a fantastic ending to an excellent experience enjoyed immensely by everyone.

Click here for more info on future Weekend Wanders. #kltwander #weekendwander

Kingston Lighthouse

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Kingston Point

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Delaware Ave Tunnel

Weekend Wanderers

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Kingston Point

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Scott is a mechanical design engineer, 10 year Kingston resident and Kingston Land Trust board member who enjoys everything the area has to offer more each day.

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Weekend Wander – July Edition

Join us for the 4th edition of this season’s Weekend Wander series! In this Wander, we’ll be exploring the Rondout section of the Kingston Greenline rail trail which includes the future Kingston Point segment. #KLTWander #WeekendWander

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wander – July Edition
WHEN: Sunday, July 17 at 9:30AM – 12:30PM
WHERE:
WHY: Hike around Kingston with local experts to talk about its exciting projects and hidden treasures right here in our backyard.

Keep checking our site for more details on future hikes. #KLTWander #WeekendWander

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Weekend Wander: Rondout Area Route

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Weekend Wander – June Edition

Join us for the 3rd edition of this season’s Weekend Wander series! In this Wander, we’ll be exploring the Rondout section of the Kingston Greenline rail trail which includes the future Kingston Point segment.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wander – June Edition
WHEN: Saturday, June 18 at 9:30AM – 12:30PM
WHERE: Kingston Wine Co:

WHY: Hike around Kingston with local experts to talk about its exciting projects and hidden treasures right here in our backyard.

Keep checking our site for more details on future hikes. #KLTWANDER

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Weekend Wander – UPTOWN

Join us for the 2nd edition of this season’s Weekend Wander series! In this Wander, we’ll be exploring the Uptown section of the Kingston Greenline, including the future Ulster County Midtown Linear Park and the Kingston O&W Rail Trail.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust
WHAT: Weekend Wander – UPTOWN
WHEN: Sunday, 5/15/16, 9:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: J K’s Wine & Liquor:
276 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY 12401
WHY: Hike around Kingston with local experts to talk about its exciting projects and hidden treasures right here in our backyard.

Keep checking our site for more details on future hikes. #KLTWANDER