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Directions to Dutchess County Harlem Valley Rail Trail (North East/Amenia/Wassaic):Driving Directions Image

From New York City to Amenia (approximately 80 miles; travel time 1 hour, 45 minutes): Take the Saw Mill Parkway (from Manhattan) or the Hutchinson River Parkway (from Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn) north to Interstate 684, Take I-684 north to Brewster, where 684 becomes Route 22. Continue north on Route 22; when you reach the traffic light in Amenia make a right onto Route 343. Make your first right (across from Cumberland Farms) onto Mechanic Street. The trail is on the left.

Also from NYC: You can take MetroNorth Railroad’s Harlem Valley line to Wassaic. The Wassaic trailhead is right at the station. For train info call 800-METRO-INFO; in NYC 212-532-4900.

From Poughkeepsie to Amenia (approximately 30 miles; travel time 40 minutes): Take Route 44 east to Amenia. Go straight at the traffic light in Amenia onto Route 343. Take your first right (across from Cumberland Farms) onto Mechanic Street. The trail is on the left.

From Connecticut: Take Route 4 to Sharon, CT. At the clock tower in Sharon take Route 343 west heading toward Amenia. Take the left across from the Cumberland Farms in Amenia onto Mechanic Street.  The trail is on the left. OR Take Route 44 west through Lakeville into Millerton. The Millerton trailhead is across from the gazebo in Railroad Plaza.

From Albany to Copake Falls: Take the Taconic Parkway South to Route 23. Take Route 23 east to Hillsdale. Turn right at the traffic light onto Route 22 south. Proceed 4.2 miles to the intersection with Route 344. Turn left onto Route 344 and proceed .4 miles to the triangular green. Bear to your left, and STOP AT THE STOP SIGN. Proceed straight about .3 miles to the entrance of Taconic State Park, ask attendant where to park.

Parking:
Parking is available in two existing lots located off Mechanic Street in Amenia and Coleman Station Road in North East, as well as in the village of Millerton and the Wassaic Train Station. Motorized vehicles are prohibited from using the trail.

 


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