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.
- Learn about the Next Section of Trail at the Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner – September 29, 2018 (9/26/2018) - Please join us and hear about the next phase of development for the HVRT. Representatives from Hudson Valley Engineering Associates (HVEA), the firm that is designing the Route 22 Crossing will give a preview of their plans for this new ...