Q: What is the Main Street Mile?
A: The Main Street Mile is a great way to explore the character of Main Street and the scenic views of the Hudson River while getting some exercise. Stroll along the businesses on Main, meet with your friends and enjoy the benefits of physical activity. The Main Street Mile is marked with signs providing a map, all you need to do is follow the signs and trail markers on the telephone poles. Start and finish at any point that is most convenient, just be sure to complete the loop for the full mile.
Q: Why a mile?
A: The distance is designed to provide an easy activity that everyone can participate in. The one-mile route typically takes individuals 20-25 minutes to complete which is easy to fit into daily schedules. The average person takes 2,000 to 2,500 walking steps per mile which is a good start towards achieving your recommended daily activity.
Q: Is it inclusive?
A: Parking is available along the street or at the two village lots. The route is pedestrian friendly and follows sidewalks. It is a mostly flat walk with a total elevation gain of approximately 41 feet. The sidewalks have curb cutaways and are lit by street lights.
“The Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association, which is re-invigorating the Village’s Main Street and riverfront, is launching an exciting new initiative that will increase downtown activity, attract visitors, and create a Castleton buzz.”
Main Street Mile Kickoff – Times Union Blog post
KEEP UP THE GOOD WALK!
The Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association would like to thank everyone who participated in the inaugural walk of the Main Street Mile. The kickoff event was a great success with 14 local organizations and over 100 people attending.
Strider Level Sponsors:
Bruce and Janet Wagner
We give a big THANK YOU to the following:
Kiwanis, Girl Scouts, Castleton Fire Company, Schodack Police, Schodack PBA, Taylor Hicks Photography, Sacred Heart Church, Friends of Schodack Island State Park, Friends of the Library, Castleton Library, Dan Williams, Village DPW, Village staff, Town of Schodack, Penny & Scott Ungewitter, Saxton Sign, Walter S. Pratt, Community Garden, Castelton Boat Club, Wildcats Marathon, Schodack School District, Brookview Art Studio, Hoffman Car Wash, Comfort Inn, Valley Cats, and Hudson River Foods.
Thanks to all the volunteers and contributors that made this event possible. The outstanding support continues to demonstrate the community’s interest in Main Street.