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Biking Bliss: Your Biking Weekend Getaway in the Hudson Valley.

Welcome to our charming bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Gardiner, NY, just a stone's throw away from the picturesque town of New Paltz. If you're a biking enthusiast seeking a rejuvenating weekend escape, you've come to the right place. Join us for a biking weekend through the Hudson Valley's scenic trails, complemented by local delights and charming attractions. Below we've included a sample weekend itinerary for a bike tour of the Hudson Valley with our B&B, Watergrasshill, as your home base.


Minnewaska State Park
Minnewaska State Park

Sample Hudson Valley Biking Weekend Itinerary

Friday: Arrival and Local Flavor

4:00 PM - Check-in: Upon your arrival at our cozy bed and breakfast, unwind and settle into your comfortable room. Take a moment to appreciate the serene surroundings and the warmth of our hospitality.


6:30 PM - Dinner in Downtown New Paltz: Kick off your weekend with a delightful dinner at a local eatery in downtown New Paltz. With the proximity to the Culinary Institute of America, New Paltz has become a foodie town with a diverse selection of independently owned restaurants. After dinner, take a leisurely stroll through the town to soak in the vibrant atmosphere.



Saturday: Biking Adventure Day

8:00 AM - Breakfast at the B&B: Start your day with a hearty breakfast prepared in-house. Fuel up for your biking adventure with a selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients.


10:30 AM - Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: Embark on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, located just seconds away from our B&B. This scenic trail offers a mix of terrain, from forested paths to open meadows. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Shawangunk Ridge and the surrounding landscape.


11:00- Trail Riding and Lunch: Once you reach the town of New Paltz (4.7 miles from the B&B) the possibilities are endless. Continue along the Empire State Trail to the Rosendale Trestle Bridge (12 miles from the B&B) and enjoy lunch in the eclectic town of Rosendale. Or jump on the scenic River-to-Ridge trail to enjoy a 6 mile loop towards the Shawangunk Ridge. You will end near Waterstreet Market, a great place to park the bikes and take some time to refuel and relax.


Hard Cider flight at Kettleborough Cider House
Kettleborough Cider House

3:00 PM - Hard Cider Tasting: On your way back to the B&B along the rail trail, stop at Kettleborough Cider House, a family owned and operated small-batch cidery. Enjoy a unique hard cider tasting experience in a beautiful orchard setting. After a delicious flight of local cider, you'll only have a 2.5 mile ride back to Watergrasshill B&B.


5:00- Relax and unwind at the B&B: After a long day of biking through the Hudson Valley, enjoy some rest and relaxation at the B&B. Take in the picturesque views while deciding on a delicious place to enjoy dinner.


7:00 PM - Dinner in downtown New Paltz: With so many options to choose from, head back to downtown New Paltz for a delicious dinner.


Biking at Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, NY
Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner, NY

Sunday: Explore and Departure

8:00 AM - Breakfast at the B&B: Enjoy a farewell breakfast served in the B&B dining room. Fuel up for another day of adventures with a delicious homemade breakfast.


10:00- Mohonk Preserve: Before departing the Hudson Valley, take a short 10 minute drive into the mountains to Mohonk Preserve. Discover varied scenery ranging from cliff-top views to open meadows on 80 miles of carriage roads in the Gunks. A day pass to the preserve includes 30 miles of trails in the Preserve, with linkages to the bike routes of the adjacent Minnewaska State Park Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House resort. Take in the stunning views and enjoy the tranquility of nature.


12:00 PM - Lunch in Gardiner: Conclude your weekend with a delicious lunch in downtown Gardiner. Cafe Mio and the Disgruntled Chef are on main street and both would be a great end to a fun weekend biking the Hudson Valley.


3:00 PM - Head Home: Bid farewell to Gardiner with a heart full of memories. We hope you leave rejuvenated and inspired by the beauty of our cycling-friendly haven.



biking the rail trail in new paltz, ny
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail


Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a weekend of outdoor exploration, Gardiner, NY, and its surroundings have something to offer every biking enthusiast. We can't wait to welcome you to our bed and breakfast for an unforgettable biking weekend away!

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