THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Operated by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis
RUNNING. HIKING. BIKING. KAYAKING.
Port Jervis is surrounded by many naturally rich resources including the Delaware River, the Shawangunk Mountain Range and the Appalachian Trail. The city contains riverfront beach access to the Delaware River as well as 2400 acres of un-built land that offers endless hiking and biking trails. There are outdoor activities for all sorts of ages and skill levels.
For people looking to just get outside and walk, there are many safe opportunities to take a stroll around town.
THE D & H Canal (map)
The D and H Canal offers a flat and safe "trail" to walk. This trail is 1 mile out and 1 mile back (there is no loop) and allows walkers to see some of the few remnants of the D and H Canal that once ran through the heart of Port Jervis. The trail is well covered by trees and does offer occasional glimpses of wildlife including, deer, ducks, foxes and hawks. Due to the pooling water alongside the trail, the walk can be a bit buggy in the middle of the Summer.
LAUREL GROVE CEMETARY (map)
The trail throughout Laurel Grove is not a city-owned trail, but does allow for access to the public. The cemetery is situated between the Neversink River and the Delaware River and contains a nice bucolic landscape. The southern-most tip of the cemetery has a monument rock that identifies the points where New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania all meet.
There are many biking trails of various skill levels.
PORT JERVIS PUMP TRACK (map)
The Port Jervis Pump Track is a series of banked turns and ramped mounds that are designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping"—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. The track is made of concrete construction and can also be used by skateboarders.
WATERSHED TRAILS (map)
The Watershed Trails is a collection of volunteer-made biking/hiking trails that take place on a 2400 acre plot of land owned by the city of Port Jervis. The trails contain various land features from vernal ponds, to small waterfalls.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES?
You can contact the Port Jervis Recreation Center at 845-858-4045
WHO IS ALLOWED TO USE THE PUMP TRACK?
It is Open to the Public from Dawn to Dusk
WHERE CAN I GET A MAP OF THE WATERSHED TRAILS?
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE BIKE RACES?
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR FALLEN TREES ON THE WATERSHED TRAILS?
Contact the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis
IS THERE CELL PHONE SERVICE IN THE WATERSHED?
For the most part, Yes. There are some areas where cell service is not available or limited.