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William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail


To prevent the spread of COVID19 please practice CDC sanitary and safety guidelines when using the trail. Your cooperation is essential to keep all our visitors and park staff safe.We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your cooperation and support during these challenging times. 

This 13.4-mile continuous paved trail runs from the Walkway Over the Hudson (with a direct link to the regional trail network) to the restored Hopewell Depot at its East Fishkill Trailhead in the hamlet of Hopewell along the former Maybrook Rail corridor through the towns of Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Wappinger and East Fishkill. Come on out and enjoy the outdoors with a stroll or bike ride with family and friends along the WRS Dutchess Rail Trail.

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


  • 845-298-4600
  • 845-298-4609
  • Parks Department
    Bowdoin Park Office
    85 Sheafe Rd
    Wappingers Falls NY 12590

About the WRS DRT