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Welcome to the Dutchess Rail Trail. This trail, when completed, will consist of almost 12 miles of linear park from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie. The trail will use the abandoned Maybrook Line railway and will eventually connect with the Poughkeepsie Train Bridge Walkway when that project is completed. Maps for the proposed final trail can be found here (www.dutchesscountytrails.com). This cache is located on the first section of the Dutchess Rail Trail to be open to the public that runs from route 376 in Hopewell Junction to Lake Walton Road in Fishkill Plains. There is a paved and gravel path great for hiking and biking. When the entire project is complete, it will be an absolute treasure in the county. Best parking for this cache is located off route 376.
The trail is open from dawn to dusk.
This cache is a two-stage multi that shouldn't take more than an hour to complete (depending on how long and how many caches you're finding along the way). The first stage is a micro that would be tough to find with any snow accumulation. The final is a 7x6x4 inch Lock-n-Lock container. Both stages are within 10' of the pavement. The final is located on the North side of the trail away from the pond, so no need to go down the banks. The trail is paved and would be a 1 terrain, but bumped to a 1.5 only because the placement of the caches are not wheelchair accessible. This is a great place for dog walking too, just keep them on a leash. Enjoy the trail.
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