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Delaware River Walking Trail - Port Jervis, NY

Hiking Trail or Trailhead
The Tour begins at the Minisink Valley Historical Society's headquarters and Fort Decker – Minisink Valley Historical Society

The Minisink Valley Historical Society worked with the City of Port Jervis to help create this walking trail.

The Delaware River Walking Trail, owned and operated by the city, was created to allow walkers, hikers, tourists and residents to enjoy the city's historic sites and river vistas that have been immortalized in photographs, songs, paintings and literature. It is approximately six miles long.

At one end is Fort Decker and at the other is Tri-State Rock at the end of Laurel Grove Cemetery .

Accessibility Notes

Three sections of the trail are completely ADA-compliant. The section between Ferry Street and Water Street, the short section in Riverside Park, and the route within the Laurel Grove Cemetery are all blacktopped, level and wide enough for a wheelchair.

The rest of the trail is located on sidewalks, packed dirt paths and roadways with all of the various challenges that one might encounter - uneven sidewalks, no curb cuts and steep inclines. There are ADA-compliant parking spaces at the entrance to the West End Beach, Lumber Street and River Road and at the western entrance to Laurel Grove Cemetery.

There is a handicapped-accessible bathroom at the West End Beach Parkwhich is open when the park is open.

Trail Distance

Six miles.

Vertical Gain or Loss

Minimal.