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Page 18 of 39 ■ Hudson Valley Parent 19 Hudson Valley. You won't be able to enjoy the park's famous swimming holes, but you can take advantage of plenty of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Entrance by Water Street Market, New Paltz; Open from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Transformed from an abandoned Railroad in 1983, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is now a linear park where people can enjoy hiking, biking, cross country skiing and other out- door recreation. The path stretches from Rosendale to Gardiner, passing through scenic New Paltz, including Historic Huguenot Street. Mohonk Preserve New Paltz. 845-255-0919; Open from sunrise to one hour after sunset, seven days a week. Admission Fee: $12 per hiker, children under 12 are free. At the Preserve you'll enjoy scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and peace & quiet. Save the rock climbing for the summer and instead take advantage of the miles of wide, fl at carriage roads that lead throughout the Preserve. If the kids are ready to try cross-county skiing or snowshoeing, the Preserve is the ideal location for fi rst-timers. Note that the Preserve does not rent equipment. Instead, visit Rock and Snow in New Paltz or Eastern Mountain Sports in Gardiner to suit up. (Continued on Page 20) Mohonk Preserve Photo by John Hayes

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