Biking

76723906Looking to have an outdoor adventure along the Catskills biking trails? You’re in luck with the surrounding trails that can be used in the spring, summer, and fall near the Inn at Lake Joseph.

With our onsite fleet of bicycles, you’ll be able to enjoy a leisurely ride near the property or really pick up the speed along some of the nearby roads and trails. Some of the popular routes we direct guests to include St. Josephs Road, Lake Joseph Dr., French Clearing Rd., and Sackett Lake Rd. Routes vary from quick rides of five to seven miles, or we can recommend routes spanning 15+ miles. Don’t hesitate to ask for biking trail recommendations during your stay.

The D & H Canal Park and the D & H Canal Heritage Corridor are also popular spots for biking. The Park is 249 acres and houses the Neversink Valley Museum and is a National Historic Landmark. The Park is open from dawn to dusk and includes picnic tables and scenic trails. The Corridor is an 11.8-mile trail that was built in the 1820s to bring coal to New York City from Pennsylvania. You’ll find runners, walkers, equestrians, and cyclists along this trail.

If you’re bringing your own bikes and planning on exploring trails a bit further out, try the Heritage Trail, and 11.5-mile connector trail from Goshen to Monroe. This 10-ft. wide trail runs on the former ground of the Erie Railroad and makes its way through a bird and wildlife sanctuary, streams and meadows, and past historic landmarks. Please use appropriate cycling etiquette on the trail as walkers and rollerbladers use the trail as well and announce when you’ll be passing on the left.

Another out-of-town option is Walnut Mountain Park in Liberty, NY with 13 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails meandering through the park. The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk each day but park facilities such as restrooms and parking are available May 1 – September 30.

Another beautiful option for experienced cyclists is riding the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway http://www.upperdelawarescenicbyway.org/! Bicycle Route 17 on the Byway spans 70 miles and shares the road with other vehicles. There are hamlets in Narrowsburg and Callicoon for breaks or to get off the Byway. Please obey all signs and traffic signals and use proper trail etiquette for passing.

Whether you’re biking in the Catskills to welcome the spring season, taking a lazy summer ride, or soaking up the fall foliage, there’s no shortage of trails or local roads to ride during your stay at the Inn at Lake Joseph.

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