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, 2005 and 2014. 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.
- HVRTA Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper & The Roe Jan Ramble (9/19/2018) - Please Join us at the 2018 Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner, September 29, 2018, 5-7 pm at the Pavilion at the Taconic State Park Copake Falls, NY. Come learn the ...