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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 New Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley magazine.   In 2014, the WRS DRT was As additional sections have been completed, use and acclaim have grown exponentially.

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.

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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