In 1870 it was the highest span bridge in America, rising 150’. In one life the Rosendale Trestle [GoogleMaps location: Binnewater Kiln parking lot] hosted trains, but after years of sitting defunct was rejuvenated in 2013 as a pedestrian bridge. It is located along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail which spans 23.7-mile from Wallkill, Gardiner, New Paltz, Rosendale, Ulster to Kingston. Across the street from the parking lot, head right it isn’t long before you’ll reach the bridge – but don’t hurry! There is a lot to see along quarter mile path to get there.
Perfect for a long run, hike, bike ride, or cross-country ski. The bridge is sturdy and a perfect little destination, just a quarter of a mile from the lot.
The view down to the Rondout Creek is very lovely.
Note a path that leads down to the water after you cross the bridge.
It gives a great view of the trestle frame.
Also, the creek is always a nice place to skip some stones.
Keep walking for many miles, or make this your turning back point. Either way, it’s an interesting destination along a wonderful community asset.