Middletown Reservoir Trail

Middletown Reservoir Trail


Come explore Middletown Reservoir Trails, our region's newest Hiking and 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. Learn more about Middletown Reservoir Trails.

Keep our trails clean and take trash out with you.

Trail Rules

  • No swimming, hunting, fishing, or boating
  • Trails open from 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 ATVs 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


  • 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 and Parks Department and Reservoir Watchman

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