So here I am in the great state of New York. The last few days, I’ve been doing some house and cat sitting for my son while he and his partner are off on vacation. This is the first time I’ve ventured out of state since mid-March. My son’s house is located in Dutchess county (north of NYC), very close to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, which runs from Wassaic to Millerton. The trail is about 15 miles long, with more currently under development. It’s a very nice paved trail, conveniently signed at all the crossroads, plentiful parking, the occasional Garceau if you need it. In short, not at all what I’m used to. You’ve seen some pictures of the rail trail near my house. It’s of the type that’s closer to a hiking trail, consisting of dirt, double track, and a few tree roots thrown in. All this smooth surface seems like such a luxury. I’ve been here for a few days now, and have ridden most days. Following are an assortment of pictures from several rides.
The southern terminus of the trail in Wassaic also happens to be the northern terminus of Metro North’s Harlem Line, a commuter rail that runs down into Grand Central in NYC. I am by no means a train geek, but I do like to look at trains.
I’m sitting inside today as tropical storm Isaias does it’s thing outside. I’ve got one more day here before I head back home, and the weather tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful, so hopefully I’ll be able to capture a few more trail pictures to post.