Salisbury Mills, a tiny hamlet in Orange County, has a lot to explore on this week’s Road Trip: Close to Home.
Put on these hiking boots as we hike the trails of Schenemunk Mountain, the highest mountain in Orange County!
This state park has over 3,000 acres of rolling meadows and breathtaking views. Going up the hills along the grassy paths, you cannot miss this major landmark – the Moodna Viaduct.
âRight now, it’s the longest active rail bridge east of the Mississippi,â says historian Bob McCue.
The 3,200-foot-long trestle has been in use as a freight line since the early 1900s. It stands over 190 feet tall. And today, more than a century later, freight and commuter trains continue to run along the track. âThere’s just something beautiful about a bridge, you just have to look at the steel against the mountain, it’s almost like art,â McCue says.
While there is so much history to be discovered here, our next stop has a sweet twist. Family-owned Weir’s Ice Cream has been a staple in Salisbury Mills for 65 years.
And that’s for a good reason! They serve everything from your classic sundae to a loaded shake, homemade scoops and more!