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Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Harlem Valley, NY

"We love to take our bikes down the rail trail, or I’ll walk the dogs. It is a repurposed 19th century train line that, when active, went down to New York City and cuts through bucolic fields and farmlands."

Karen Klopp


"The Rail Trail runs from Amenia to Millerton and is a wonderful way to see the topography of the area while working off calories for lunch in the town."

"Pack up your family and bikes or tie up your walking shoes because these paved trails have the best views in the Hudson Valley."

Notes from the website:
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.