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.
- Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association Announces Expansion of Multi-Use Rail Trail in Hudson Valley (6/18/2020) - Aims to Create Continuous Trail from Columbia to Dutchess counties. The Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association announced today that a major multi-use trail in the Hudson Valley will expand in Columbia County next year with support from more than $2.1 ...