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The Middletown Reservoir Trails 

Middletown Reservoir Trail

Come explore Middletown Reservoir Trails, our region’s newest Hiking & Biking Trails!

The City of Middletown, working with The Trust for Public Land, has opened up its 1,250-acre watershed for public access and has developed plans to turn it into a vibrant community public space.

Just minutes from downtown Middletown, you can experience a nearby wilderness as you walk, run, or bike on over eight and a half miles of woods roads and trails. Visitors take-in stunning views of Monhagen Reservoir, Highland Reservoir, and Shawangunk Reservoir, which have provided clean drinking water to local residents since the 1860s. This forested watershed includes century-old stands of white pines that create a shady and peaceful retreat. During your visit you may see deer, foxes, and maybe even a black bear!

For GPS Usage, The main entrance with significant parking is located at 435 Van Duzer Road.



Click on the images below for downloadable versions of our Map & Brochure!

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   Map Brochure



Trail Rules:


SWIMMING         HUNTING          FISHING           BOATING

  • Trails open Dawn to Dusk
  • Will close due to severe weather and high wind conditions
  • Stay on trails
  • Beware of wildlife
  • No horses
  • No feeding wildlife
  • No firearms or weapons
  • No atv’s or unauthorized motor vehicles
  • No camping
  • No littering
  • No smoking or fires
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No amplified sound
  • No metal detectors-drones-model airplanes or boats
  • Pets are allowed but must be kept on leashes six feet or shorter
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Keep our trails clean take trash out with you

Emergency dial 911

City of Middletown Police Department: 845-343-3151

Howells Fire Department 845-386-2000

Rules and all regulations will be enforced by The City Middletown Police Department & Parks Department & Reservoir Watchman