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.

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  • HVRTA Annual Meeting (8/29/2019) - Please join the Board of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association at our Annual Meeting of the Membership. Join us for wine and cheese and sweets (beer and soft drinks). We will celebrate a year of construction on the Dutchess-Columbia ...

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