Kingston Section

City of Kingston
  • 6.5 miles
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 6.5-mile Empire State Trail section through the City of Kingston has varied conditions. Two off-road paths welcome walkers and bicyclists of all abilities. Conversely, two connecting on-road sections are intended for experienced bicyclists comfortable traveling next to vehicle traffic. This section starts slightly south of Kingston, at a parking lot at the intersection of Route 32 and Rockwell Lane. Heading north, the first 2.5 miles are on-road, designated on Route 32 and city streets. The off-road Kingston Point Rail Trail starts at the intersection of West Chestnut St and Jansen Ave, looping east 1.5 miles to Roundout Landing. From there, a 1-mile on-road route is designated on the shoulders of East Strand St. The second 1.5-mile off-road path, named the Hudson River Brickyard Trail, runs from North Street to John Street in East Kingston.

Cycling Directions

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

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Upcoming Trail Weather
Wind: 2 mph ENE
Humidity: 95%
Feels like: 51°F
Trail Elevation

Family Fun


Train Stations


B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Beekman Arms Delamater Inn

America's oldest continuously operated inn, built in 1766, sits in the heart of downtown Rhinebeck. Guests can select accommodations in several different historic buildings. Some have fireplaces, and all have a private bath, cable television, air conditioning, and a decanter of sherry. The on-site restaurant, the Colonial Tap Room, features an open-hearth fireplace and a charming bar. It serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and Sunday brunch. Spa services provided by RAIN Spa. Pets welcome. Meeting, event and conference space available. Private banquet room for 100 people. Nearby: FDR National Historic Site, Culinary Institute of America, Old Rhinebeck Aerodome.

Bitter Sweet Bed & Breakfast

Stay & marvel at the old-world charm of this Dutch Colonial bed and breakfast just outside the Village of Rhinebeck and set amid one hundred and fifty acres of picturesque scenery. This quiet b&b houses five rooms with fireplaces, and has antique furnishing throughout. Enjoy a full breakfast before you explore all that Dutchess has to offer.

DeMew House

DeMew House is an exclusive, newly renovated 1850s brick home, located one block from the historic Kingston waterfront. Enjoy total privacy in an elegant, transitional two-story house with an open floor plan that is inviting, warm and intimate.

The home offers a spacious king bedroom with marina views, an en suite bathroom with a romantic two-person shower and double vanity. It is equipped with a full kitchen, central air, private driveway for off-street parking and gazebo for outdoor dining. A discerning getaway...

Olde Rhinebeck Inn c. 1745

Enjoy a country retreat at this early American farmhouse, minutes from the village of Rhinebeck and set on three acres with a pond. On the National Historic Register, its rooms are decorated with antiques and you can enjoy a full gourmet country breakfast before you venture out for the day. Four rooms. Also stay at their sister property, The Fiddler's Farmhouse, which sleeps six and is conveniently near The Omega Institute.

Primrose Hill Bed & Breakfast

Picture yourself spending a leisurely getaway in Rhinebeck at this two guest room B&B. Located just outside the village of Rhinebeck, and close to the Omega Institute, the beauty of the Hudson Valley is at your doorstep. Each room is comfortably decorated and has private bath. You’ll be pampered with a hearty breakfast, then relax on their wrap-around front porch. A heated pool is available for guest’s seasonal use.

Rondout Inn

Uniquely decorated one bedroom apartment suites with private bathrooms in a historic 1820's building. Walk to historic waterfront district, marinas, quaint shops and restaurants. Wi/Fi, Netflix. Open year round.

Schwartz's Inn

In the Stockade District of Kingston, within blocks of major historic attractions, including the Senate House and the oldest corner of original stone houses in America. Walking distance to restaurants and Bus Station. Nearby historic Rondout Area with daily/evening cruises along the Hudson River.

The Forsyth B&B

The Forsyth B&B is the perfect home base for the modern explorer. Just a block from the historic Rondout waterfront, with great dining, shopping and art galleries, our four newly renovated rooms with luxury private baths marry history and modern design. A creative, seasonal breakfast is prepared daily by our chef/innkeeper. Dog-friendly accommodations and full house rentals are available.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Best Western Plus Kingston

Located near the historic City of Kingston and all major attractions, including historic sites & river cruises. Indoor garden, courtyard with sauna & an indoor pool and jacuzzi. Hairdryers, coffee makers, iron, free high speed wireless internet. Restaurant and lounge on premises.

Delamater Inn & Conference Center

The Delamater Inn, designed by one of America's first architects, Alexander Jackson Davis, is one of the finest remaining examples of American Carpenter Gothic. It has the warmth and intimacy of a bed & breakfast inn. The Inn also includes seven guest houses clustered around a courtyard which offer spacious accommodations, many with woodburning fireplaces.

Hotel Kinsley

Hotel Kinsley is located in a restored 19th-century New York State Bank building in the Stockade district of Kingston. Spend the evening getting lost in a gothic tale, or hit the town for dinner. Comprised of 43 guest rooms. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Restaurant Kinsley.

Photo Credit to Nicole Franzen

Rhinebeck Motel

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay in the historic town of Rhinebeck. Located on Route 9, just north of the Route 9 / 9G intersection, this motel close to the village of Rhinebeck and has undergone an extensive renovation to restore the property to its original charm and simple functionality.

Cabin/Cottage & Vacation Rentals

Linwood Spiritual Center

Overlooking the Hudson River, programs offered include silent, 8 day Ignatian directed/guided retreats; weekend retreats and workshops; retreats for men and women in 12 Step Programs; the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life and on-going spiritual direction. Private retreatants welcome, as well as use of Conference Room for day groups. (35 individual rooms, chapel, library, hermitage, pavilion and swimming pool.)