Welcome to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, two sections totaling 26+ 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, 2005, 2014 and 2020 with the connection between the Village of Millerton and Undermountain Road in Ancram scheduled to open in September 2020. Most of the abandoned rail bed sections are in different development or planning stages, and most of another 18 miles have been acquired to take the Trail north into the Village of Chatham.
- HVRT-Millerton to Under Mountain Rd sections now open (11/5/2020) - We are proud and excited to announce that Dutchess County has officially opened sections of the HVRT from Millerton to Under Mountain Rd in Ancram. The short closed section should be open by the end of November (weather permitting). We ...