Autumn Woods

The Trail

“There are cool spots in the heat of the summer,” says Costantino of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, which is lined with hardwood forests for much of its nearly 4-mile length between the Walkway and the town of Lloyd. “You’re walking down this shaded corridor with a canopy of trees on top of the rock cuts, so it’s a big tunnel of trees that is cool and damp, and you see all these little wildflowers growing in all the crevices of the rocks.”

RAY COSTANTINO / FORMER TOWN OF LLOYD
(HIGHLAND, NEW YORK SUPERVISOR