Welcome to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, two sections totaling 26+ paved miles through stunning Columbia and Dutchess County landscapes. Since the mid-1980’s, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association has dreamed of a 46-mile rail trail in the Harlem Valley and Taconic Hills of eastern New York. The first segment of the trail opened in 1996.
Since then, the trail has grown steadily with segments being added in 1997, 2000, 2005, 2014, and 2020. The most recent segment extends the trail from downtown Millerton north into and past Webatuck Creek watershed to Copake Falls.
Most of the abandoned rail bed sections are in different development or planning stages, and most of another 18 miles have been acquired to take the Trail north into the Village of Chatham.
Trail map with access points in Columbia County: Map
1 John Street, Millerton, NY 12546