New Trail Easement for Winnakee

In early September 2015, Winnakee Land Trust signed a trail easement with River Ridge, a new townhome community in Hyde Park, NY. The ink was barely dry when members from the Ralph’s Peak Hikers’ Volunteer Club led by members of the Hyde Park Trails Committee began trail clearing on this section on the 6th Annual Seth Lyon Trail Volunteer Day. The volunteers were able to clear over half of the ¾ mile trail but the section still requires more work before it can be opened to the public.

The River Ridge Trail Easement will be an addition to the Hyde Park Greenway and ultimately, a segment of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, which strives to connect the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and beyond.

See the complete Hyde Park Greenway Trail map here. The River Ridge Trail Easement is indicated by the dotted red line.

If you want to get involved in volunteer trail work follow the Winnakee Land Trust Facebook for announcements or send an email to

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