Kingston Point Rail Trail

Kingston Point Park, New York

Distance1.9mi
Elevation Gain24ft
Trailhead Elevation4ft
Top6ft
Elevation Min/Max2/6ft
Elevation Start/End4/4ft

Kingston Point Rail Trail

Kingston Point Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Kingston, New York. It is within Kingston Point Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 4 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 24 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings and a wood.

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"This neighborhood park plays host to one of the Hudson River’s lighthouses, making it an essential stop on any tour of the river’s maritime history. Hidden away behind a gate at the end of a residential street, Kingston Point Rotary Park remains the well- kept secret of this Westchester County community, a spot that Your hike follows the railroad tracks that once brought thousands of visitors a day to Kingston Point.

Back in the late 1890s, Cornell Steamboat Company and Ulster & Delaware Railroad president Samuel Decker Coykendall saw a tremendous opportunity to increase his already substantial income—by making Kingston Point a destination for travelers
heading up and down the Hudson River. He filled in an area of marshy wetland here and built a dance hall, the Oriental Hotel, pavilions, a gazebo, bridges, picturesque lagoons, and arcades, adding a carousel and other amusements for children."

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Trail Information

Kingston Point Park
Nearby City
Kingston Point Park
Parks
The Rotary Club of Kingston, PO Box 3581, Kingston 12402; kingstonrotary.org
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