A new Hudson River trail.

The Hudson River Brickyard Trail officially opened on Dec. 31, 2020, after a collaborative effort by Scenic Hudson, Kingston Land Trust, City of Kingston, Town of Ulster, and the State of New York.

The Hudson River Brickyard Trail is a 1.9-mile section of the city’s Kingston Greenline and NY’s Empire State Trail (EST) that crosses 520 acres protected by Scenic Hudson in 2019. This trail features an organic, meandering design through former industrial land that is now the Sojourner Truth State Park. One of the few places along the EST offering a direct connection with the Hudson River, it offers majestic views of nearby cliffs and the joy of watching a soaring bald eagle, waterfowl, kayakers, and sailboarders. Learn more here.

Please keep pets leashed at all times and clean up after them. Please stay on marked trails.

All parking for the Hudson River Brickyard Trail is located at Kingston Point Beach. From the beach, pedestrians take a short wood-chipped path and bicyclists ride on Delaware Ave. to North Street. The trail route passes the Hutton Brickyard property along North Street and joins with the newly constructed portion of the trail at the new state park. The new off-road segment follows the shoreline into East Kingston.

Summer hours (April 1 – Oct. 31): 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Gates close promptly at 8 p.m.

Winter hours (Nov. 1 – March 31): 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gates close promptly at 5 p.m. The trail is not maintained during winter months.

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Activities

Biking Walking that allow Dog Walking on a Leash Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing with Accessible Opportunities

Get Directions to Kingston Point Beach

More to explore

Visit nearby Sleightsburgh Park, which has excellent fishing and breathtaking views. Short trails parallel Rondout Creek, leading through a wooded peninsula to a spit of land extending far out into the river — proving you don’t need a boat to get the full Hudson experience. 

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