The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All funds raised are used directly to achieve our goal of a 46-mile trail between Wassaic and Chatham.

We are currently focussing on raising local matching funds for a grant that will build trail between Black Grocery Road and Orphan Farm Meadow, including a pedestrian bridge over Rte. 22.  Please support our work by donating.



Bench Donations

To donate a bench in Dutchess County, contact Dutchess County Parks Department at 845-298-4600.

For bench donations in Columbia County, contact us at 518-789-9591 or by email at

Please detail where you would like it placed.  Please choose a location that has enough room so your bench is at least three feet off the trail edge with room to walk behind it.
If you would like an inscription, please let us know what it is and we can get you a quote.   You can have a maximum of 25 characters per board and a maximum of four boards can be inscribed.

Benches are six feet wide and range from $650 to $950 depending on inscription.