Public Works - Parks:Dutchess County Trails:Dutchess Rail Trail

William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail
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Enjoying the Rail Trail


The William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail (WRS DRT)  is our 13.4 mile multi-use linear county “park” that runs through the middle of the County along the former Maybrook Rail corridor including the towns of Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Wappinger and East Fishkill, with a direct link to the Walkway Over the Hudson and the regional trail network.

The WRS DRT has being earning accolades since its first section opened in 2008, and it was named “Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley magazine in 2015.

The WRS DRT links directly to the Walkway Over the Hudson and the regional trail network.  The WRS DRT’s massive bridge over Route 55, the Wappinger Creek and Old Manchester Road, completes the 13.4-mile continuous paved trail from the Walkway over the Hudson, to the restored Hopewell Depot at its East Fishkill Trailhead in the hamlet of Hopewell.

Groups and organizations looking to hold special events must obtain a permit. Please call the Parks main office @ 845-298-4600 for an application. Permit requires a fee and submission of required insurance.

Come on out and enjoy our beautiful outdoors with a stroll or bike ride with family and friends along the WRS Dutchess Rail Trail

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