Maybrook Trailway

Pawling to Hopewell Junction
  • 15 miles
  • 5 to 8 hours
  • 1 to 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 15-mile Empire State Trail section is an off-road paved trail, welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities. This rail-trail section begins at a parking area in Pawling, at the intersection of Route 292 and Holmes Rd. This scenic route follows the Maybrook Trailway north and west from there, passing by dense woods, farm fields, ponds and wetlands. This section ends at a trailhead parking area in Hopewell Junction, several hundred yards west of Route 82, which includes a railroad depot museum and public restrooms. This 15-mile section features long stretches of trail, with relatively few access points or crossroads. Trail users can access local businesses in Hopewell Junction; otherwise there are no public services along this section of the trail.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

HV09-HV10_South-North Download HV10-HV09_North-South Download
Upcoming Trail Weather
Wind: 3 mph E
Humidity: 49%
Feels like: 80°F
Trail Elevation


B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Bykenhulle House Bed & Breakfast

Relax in the romance of this intimate retreat located in Hopewell Junction. Each of the 5 bedrooms has a queen-sized bed and fireplace, seating area and private bath. The bedroom and public rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques, oriental carpets and crystal chandeliers. Explore the manicured lawn and two formal gardens, two patios and a gazebo. Three course plated breakfast. Concierge service is available. The Bykenhulle House also hosts weddings in their formal ballroom, perennial gardens and multiple stone patios. This property is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pawling House Bed & Breakfast

Take in the scene views and country charm of Pawling at this five bedroom B&B. Quietly set back in a woodland setting, it’s just a short walk into town from the Pawling House. Fill your days exploring local history sites, or get outdoors – you’ll find great hiking at Nuclear Lake and the adjacent AT, or explore the Great Swamp. Farms, farmers markets, and antique shops are waiting for you. At night, head out to Daryl’s House for a live concert, then after a restful night’s sleep awaken to a three-course homemade breakfast. Enjoy country life at it’s finest.

Station Inn Pawling

Steps away from the Metro-North train station in Pawling, you’ll find you don't need a car to escape to the country! Each of the ten guest rooms at this boutique inn features a crisp, modern design. The Inn is located in the heart of the quaint village of Pawling, with shops and restaurants just steps away. Lyft and taxi service is available to Daryl’s House, where you’ll enjoy live music and Sunday Bluegrass Brunch. On a lazy summer day, head over to Pawling's Lakeside Park and take a swim!

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Inn at Arbor Ridge

30 rooms including jacuzzi & honeymoon suites. Free WiFi, cable TV. Refrigerator & microwave in some rooms. Pets welcome. Meeting & Conference Facilities for 30 people. Onsite catering facility for 300 people. Weekly & Monthly Rates available.