Explore 50 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways with this official guide
All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails—as well as other multiuse pathways—in New Jersey and New York. You’ll appreciate the detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads. Quick, at-a-glance icons indicate which activities each trail can accommodate, from biking to fishing to snowmobiling. Best of all, the succinct descriptions are written by rail-trail experts, so you know it’s information that you can rely on!
Many rail-trails are paved and connect communities, such as New Jersey’s 6.5-mile Pleasantville to Somers Point Bike Path. Some feature dramatic scenery, like the Ken Lockwood Gorge on New Jersey’s 11.3-mile Columbia Trail or the ultra-urban, lower Manhattan views from New York’s elevated High Line. Whether you’re on feet, wheels, or skis, you’ll love the variety in this collection of multiuse trails—from beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers!