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.
- Harlem Valley Rail Trail Extension Construction Underway (3/14/2019) - Construction on the the last section of Trail in Dutchess County has begun. Published: 3/14/2019 Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced construction work is now underway on the eagerly anticipated fourth and final phase of the Harlem Valley Rail ...