Hillsdale to Philmont

hillsdale-philmontLENGTH: Approximately 10 miles

PRESENT STATUS: Undeveloped. CLOSED to the public.

STATUS DETAILS: This section of the trail is not done. An effort is underway to use federal and local matching dollars to begin construction. We hope that with the success of the trail between Wassaic and Copake Falls, the construction of this long segment of trail will be achieved.

To be developed as trail is constructed.






Craryville: The site of a passenger and freight station and a Borden’s Milk plant. It had a spur to Copake Lake for ice harvesting and a cattle pen for shipping livestock to New York City slaughterhouses. Vacationers going to cottages and the former Copake Country Club at Copake Lake got off the train here.

Martindale: The site of a passenger station.

Parking and access yet to be determined once trails have been developed.

*Note: Many thanks to local railroad historians Heyward Cohen, Jack Shufelt, and Lou Grogan (The Coming of the New York and Harlem Railroad, Pawling, NY: Louis V. Grogan, 1989) for much of the railroad history that appears above.