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Harlem Valley Rail Trail

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) is a terrific family destination park for county residents and visitors. The scenic paved trail weaves through farms, wetlands, forest hillsides, historic settlements and village centers. What a wonderful opportunity for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, roller-bladers and more to enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of our County up close.  

Harlem Valley Rail Trail Full Extension Now Open

Come explore the newest piece of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail as the final section of the much-anticipated 8-mile extension has been completed and is now open! There are now 23 miles of continuous trail from the Wassaic Train Station in Amenia to the Copake Falls area of the Taconic State Park in Columbia County perfect for runners, walkers, bikers, and outdoors and park enthusiasts of all ages.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Current CDC guidelines should be followed when visiting any Dutchess County Park. We appreciate your understanding and continued cooperation. 

For more information about the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, visit the website of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association.

Rules of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Please observe the following rules to keep our trail safe and clean for all to enjoy:

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

This is a "Carry in/ Carry Out" Park- NO LITTERING

All Groups who wish to use the trail for ANY special event or activity must submit a Usage Permit from the Parks Division Main office and submit the required fee and insurance before any event will be permitted.

Please be courteous and considerate of other trail users.