Widow Jane Mine/Rosendale Trestle:A Hike Through History


The Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY is a ground level old cement mine that was the source for the cement for the bases of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Capital Building and more.   Rosendale Cement was considered the finest in the world and produced from the mine from the 1800's-1970.  Now it is part of the Snyder Estate and a national historic landmark and open for hiking and exploring.  Join us for this awesome day out of the city as you walk through history including a visit to the Rosendale Rail Trail Trestle, once the highest trestle in the U.S.A.  How it works:

  • Take the 8:45am Metro North train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie where your guide will pick you up.  You may also drive to meet the group at the train station.
  • The group will stop to pick up lunch (which we will eat on the hike).
  • At the Snyder estate we'll explore the mine, the museum and the old buildings.  Then hike the trail (1.5 miles/easy)
  • Following the Snyder Estate we will take a walk over the nearby Rosedale Rail Trestle park of the old Wallkill Valley Rail Road.
  • After the trestle we'll  head to a local cafe for a snack and cold beverage on the shores of the Rondout Creek before we head back to the train station.  You will be on the 5:50pm train back to NYC.

About the Mine/hike:

  • The mine is more like a cave.  You are not going down any mine shafts.  It is actually used for gatherings and performances.  It is massive and carved into the side of a rock formation with lots of natural light.
  • The hike is mostly on carriage paths that take you past all the old cement factory buildings.  A level 3 out of 10.

What to bring:

  • Bottled water
  • Sunblock
  • Lunch, unless you wish to order from a local deli where we will stop before we go to the hike.

What to wear:

  • Comfortable shoes or hiking shoes.
  • shorts are fine.
Cost: $75 includes transportation to and from the train to all activities, hiking fees, museum admission, guide fee , taxes and tips.  $65 for VIP members.
What if it rains?
  • We will make a determination the day before.  If the hike is canceled due to bad weather  you will get a refund or can use as a credit towards another event.

Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket? No, we will send a confirmation and have your name on the list.

Dress Code:  Dress for the weather

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.

Ages: 21+  Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated.   If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.

Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles.  You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).

Questions?  If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256.

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.



Take the 8:45am Metro North train from
Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
New York, Poughkeepsie Map and Directions


Date: 05/16/2020

Start Time: 8:45 am
End Time: 5:50 pm

Price: $75.00
VIP Price: $65.00 - Not a V.I.P.? Click here for details.

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