The Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail (D & H Rail Trail) runs 19.8 miles between West Rupert and Castleton. The section just west of Castleton State College provides easy, level walking through good birding habitat. This is an excellent spot for new and/or young birders.
Spring and fall are a good time to check the trail for sparrows and migrating warblers including Palm Warbler. Rusty Blackbirds have been spotted here as well. Lots of brush and tangles of grapevines make it an attractive spot for migrants.
Adjacent farm fields attract Killdeer and Canada Geese as well as Wild Turkey. Ruffed Grouse can be seen along the trail. Eastern Bluebirds are present year-round.