Biking Through History: Goshen to Chester
Date(s) - Saturday, July 16
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 16th @ 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (Adults)
Bike along the historic Orange Heritage Trail, formerly the Erie Rail-line connecting Monroe and Goshen. At its peak, the Erie funneled passengers, and freight from New York City to Chicago. The tour starts at the Goshen trailhead near St. James Place, and take visitors through picturesque landscapes, quiet hamlets, and railroad ruins. It will end at the 1915 Erie Station in Chester, which is now a museum dedicated to preserving the history of this railroad in Orange County, the museum will be open that day from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This round-trip tour will take 8 miles to complete.
Cyclists MUST bring the following:
These items are not mandatory, but are suggested:
- First-Aid kit
- Non-perishable food item; there will be a snack stand in Goshen, and restaurants at our destination.
- Bug spray
- Bike-lock (We will be visiting the museum adjacent to the rail trail in Chester).
- Tire sealant
To get to the Goshen Trailhead by car, take Exit 3 off I-84 onto US Route 6 and State Route 17M heading east. Turn left onto Hartley Road. The beginning of the trail is on the left. If using GPS, use “St. James Place, Goshen, NY” as the destination. For additional information and directions, visit their website at: www.orangecountynyparks.com/heritage-trail/, or the Trail Link page here: http://www.traillink.com/trail/heritage-trail-%28aka-orange-heritage-trail%29.aspx
Space is limited! Participants must be 18 years or older! Register online today or call (845) 496-5483 x 324 for details!
Bookings are closed for this event.