Harlem Valley Rail Trail

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail offers two sections totaling 15 paved miles through stunning rural Dutchess and Columbia County landscapes. Since the mid-1980's, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association has dreamed of a 46-mile rail trail in the Harlem Valley and Taconic Hills of eastern New York. The first segment of the trail opened in 1996.Since then, the trail has grown in 1997, 2000, and 2005. Another 13 miles of abandoned rail bed are in different development stages, and most of another 18 miles have been acquired to take the Trail north into the Village of Chatham.

www.HVRT.org - Rail Trail Website

Please keep our Rail Trail safe and clean.

  • Stay on the right side and allow room for others to pass on the left.
  • Let others know when you are passing by saying "on the left" as you approach
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out trail: NO LITTERING
  • STOP at all road crossings.
  • No horses or motorized vehicles are permitted.
  • Bikes and skaters must yield to walkers.
  • No cutting or removing of vegetation.
  • Do not disturb or feed the wildlife.
  • Park in designated areas.
  • No alcoholic beverages, camping or fires allowed on the trail.
  • Keep all animals leashed. Clean up after them.
  • Stay on the trail and please be quiet near residences.
  • No hunting on the trail.
  • The trail is open from Dawn to Dusk.

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