Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe
Uhm. Why not just take the Port Jervis train line up to Sloatsburg or Tuxedo?
You could even take the Hudson line to Manitou or Peekskill, and ride across the bridge at Bear Mountain....
people using the park that live around the bronx and westchester area have the hudson line , which would be about 40 minutes to cold spring or peekskill. traveling down to catch port jervis would take a couple hours to accomplish the same.
the bike ride is doable , but the return ride on seven lakes drive at night is too risky , it is used as a highway /shortcut and is bad enough during the day with the party crowd and drunken beach goers. used to train up there over 15 years ago, and it just got progressively worse with inattentive aggressive drivers.
Plenty of hikers t would benefit from a shuttle bus from the port jervis line to the metronorth line, it is only about 30 miles.
most of the trails are accessible from seven lakes drive. A shuttle bus would also enable the port jervis line hikers to access and use other trails than the reeves meadow trail head. Reeves meadow trail head gets packed since it is one of the only trails that is reachable by walking from sloatsberg train or bus.
The parking area for reeves meadow is also quite large, so everybody tends to meet there, it is also one of the better trails.
hike wise , i am sure there are enough people coming from the hudson line area that would take a shuttle over if it was available. A lot of the breakneck hiker crowd would also now have access to new trails.
state parks should be accessible by public transit, harriman state park is way too car centric, it needs public transit and speed reduction.