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Welcome to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, 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.
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Volunteer Opportunities
Below is a detailed description of various volunteer opportunities that exist for those of you who wish to help build and maintain the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. We always welcome willing workers. Also below is a list of specific dates of planned activities. If you can work on any of these dates contact the Rail Trail office at 518-789-9591 or hvrta@fairpoint.net and leave your name and contact information. Keep checking the website as other dates will be added.
      Columbia County Fair - Wednesday-Monday, September 2-7

 

 
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  STATE: New York
COUNTIES: Columbia, Dutchess
LENGTH: 10.7 miles Wassaic Metro North Train Station to Millerton.
4 Miles Under Mountain Rd to Taconic State Park, Copake Falls.
TRAIL SURFACES: Asphalt
TYPICAL GRADE: 0.8 percent
TYPICAL CROSS SLOPE: 1.0 percent
TYPICAL PAVED WIDTH: 10 feet
TRAIL CATEGORY: Rail-Trail
TRAIL ACTIVITIES: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing