Today, people can enjoy our two wonderful rail trails - the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in the eastern portion of the county and the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail (WRS DRT) in the central portion. Both of our rail trails offer opportunities for exercise and enjoyment by users of all ages and for all forms of non-motorized transportation. Both of our trails are ADA accessible routes.
More than 23 miles of continuous paved trail are available for users of all ages to enjoy, whether their passion is walking, biking or simply enjoying the wonders of nature in our beautiful county.
The WRS DRT provides more than 13 miles of trail starting at the Hopewell Depot in East Fishkill, stretching through the southern, central portion of the county until it connects with the Walkway Over the Hudson in the City of Poughkeepsie.
Our beautiful Harlem Valley Rail Trail offers more than 10 miles of scenic trail through the communities of Millerton, North East, Amenia and Wassaic. Plans are underway to complete Phase IV of the HVRT, which will span approximately 8 miles and complete a key link in the Rail Trail between Millerton in northeastern Dutchess County and Ancram in southeastern Columbia County.
The rail trails of Dutchess County are wonderful opportunities to connect with family, friends and neighbors. Grab your sneakers, your bike or your rollerblades and come out to discover the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.