Dutchess Rail Trails

The Dutchess Rail Trails have been completed.

The Dutchess Rail Trail is a 12 mile multi-use linear county “park” that runs through the middle of the Dutchess County along the former Maybrook Rail corridor including the towns of Poughkeepsie, LaGrange, Wappinger and East Fishkill.

Our Dutchess Rail Trails have captured the interest of residents from all across Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley area. The development of our Dutchess Rail Trail has already produced award winning results! In 2008, the readers of Hudson Valley Magazine named Phase I of the Dutchess Rail Trail as the “Best New Hiking Trail” in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Rail Trails

Hudson Valley Rail Trails Dutchess County NYThere’s an abundance of places to go and things to see in Dutchess County. Our scenic car and bike tours help you traverse the countryside while highlighting the area’s history and attractions.

How about spending a day hiking, cycling or cross country skiing over one of our rail trails.

The beautiful Harlem Valley Rail Trail meanders through the northeastern portion of Dutchess County, and the newly completed second phase of the Dutchess Rail Trail that runs from Morgan Lake south to Overocker Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Of course a must-see is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home and Museum in Hyde Park, only a short distance from Val-kill, Eleanor’s beloved retreat.

Maps Trails Dutchess County

Dutchess County website connects hikers with information about the nearly 70 trail systems in Dutchess with the new Healthy Communities Trail Map Series.