The Rail Trail is a bridge to the future.
Where engines used to huff and hiss, walkers stride. Where freight trains used to rattle by, birdwatchers peer through the binoculars. Where children once rode the train to school, they bicycle.
– Carleton Mabee, Gardiner
TREE SHAPES FOUND ON THE WALLKILL VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
These trees are commonly found along the Rail Trail. Click on any of the images to view more information. These cards are perfect for printing out on 3×5 cards and taking with you on the trail.
After a fresh snowfall or rain is the perfect time to spot animal tracks along the Rail Trail. Due to their fear of humans and nocturnal nature (only out at night), many animals are difficult to see. However, proof of their existence can be seen in the numerous and diverse tracks that can be found along the trail. Below are just some of the tracks that you could see along the trail. Click on any of the tracks to see details. Print these out and take them along some morning after a fresh snowfall. You may be surprised at what you discover.
Have you had a wildlife sighting that you would like to share? If so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post your observations for everyone to enjoy.
We ask anyone familiar with wildlife in our area to please come forward and submit photographs, artwork, stories, poems, descriptions, etc. to be published here. Students, amateurs, professionals – all are welcome to participate!