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The Hudson River Brickyard Trail is a 1.9 mile section of the Empire State Trail that travels through the City of Kingston and the Town of Ulster. The trail passes through 520 acres of formerly industrial land, now known as Quarry Waters, which Scenic Hudson protected last year. The trail's route was chosen to minimize impacts to natural resources, maximize views of the Hudson River, and access future recreational amenities.
All parking for the Hudson River Brickyard Trail is located at Kingston Point Beach. From the beach, pedestrians take a short wood-chipped path, which leads to North Street and through the Hutton Brickyard property onto the Hudson River Brickyard Trail. Trail maps are posted at Kingston Point Beach and the pedestrian gate at Hutton Brickyards. Winter hours are posted from 7:00am-5:00pm. The pedestrian gates at the property are closed after 5:00pm through March 31, 2021. The trail is not maintained in the winter months but is open for recreation.
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