Trail Rules
Dutchess Rail Trail
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Rules of the WRS Dutchess Rail TrailRules for DRT Image


  • Park in designated areas
  • Trail open dawn to dusk.
  • All groups who wish to use the trail for ANY special event or activity must submit a Special Usage Permit request from the Parjks Division and submit the required fee and insurance before any event will be permitted.
  • Please be courteous and considerate of other trail users.
  • Stay to the right.
  • Travel at a reasonable and controlled speed.
  • Announce “on your left” then pass with care.
  • Bicyclists must wear a helmet.
  • This is a “Carry In/Carry Out” park - NO LITTERING
  • Dogs must be leashed on a maximum 6 foot long leash
  • Clean up after your pet.
  • Stop and dismount at all road crossings
  • No alcoholic beverages, camping or fires allowed on the trail.
  • No motorized vehicles are permitted including Segways or Hover Boards.
  • Please respect private property.
  • No hunting on the trail 
  • No cutting or removing of vegetation
  • Do not disturb or feed any wildlife
  • Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks
  • Horses are not permitted.






Please report any incidents to
Dutchess County DPW Parks @ 845-298-4600 


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