I was a trail monitor in that area. If you need to get to Pawling you can stop at route 20 when you see the oak tree. Turn right and keep going straight past the town Y. Go straight across the intersection into town and you will eventually see the train station. It'sabput three miles. OR go right at route 22, keep going past the deli, and follow the road on the side (a lot of traffic sometimes) Eventually you will come to an exit at about resovour road. Turn right until the Y again, and turn left and follow the rest of the directions above. The train stops twice on the weekends, two in each direction from the city in the morning and to it in the afternoon at the AT stop. I know other places you can get out and into the trail. Just pm me. I helped build shelters and tent platforms in the area. most notably at Wiley.