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Harlem Valley Rail Trail - Hiking

Hudson Valley, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Harlem Valley Rail Trail Statistics

Distance

18 KM

What are the activities at Harlem Valley Rail Trail ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Harlem Valley Rail Trail?

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a paved rail trail on an abandoned portion of the New York and Harlem Railroad, north of the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line terminus in Wassaic. It is owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). It is maintained through an agreement between OPRHP, Dutchess County and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association. The abandoned rail line was converted into a public park in 1989. The rail trail opened in 1996, and was expanded in 1997, 2000 and 2005. It is planned to be expanded northward (beyond the current terminus in Taconic State Park) to Chatham, which would make the total length of the rail trail approximately 46 miles (74 km).

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a beautiful, serene trail that follows an old railroad bed through the picturesque Harlem Valley in New York. The trail is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful bike ride, and it's a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area. The trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate, and it's a great place to see wildlife and enjoy the fresh air. There are several small towns and villages along the way, and each one has its own unique charm. The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a great way to experience the beauty of upstate New York.


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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: Open 24 hoursTuesday: Open 24 hoursWednesday: Open 24 hoursThursday: Open 24 hoursFriday: Open 24 hoursSaturday: Open 24 hoursSunday: Open 24 hours
Coordinates
-73.5146814
41.9565553

What are the coordinates and address of Harlem Valley Rail Trail?

Harlem Valley Rail Trail
(518) 789-9591
5966 N Elm Ave, Millerton, NY 12546, USA

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Starting Point

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is located in Wingdale, New York.

Why visit Harlem Valley Rail Trail

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a great place to visit for a number of reasons. Firstly, the trail is well maintained and offers beautiful scenery as you walk or bike along it. Secondly, the trail is not too crowded, so you can enjoy a peaceful walk or ride without having to worry about people pushing past you. Finally, the trail is located in a convenient location, close to many restaurants and other attractions.

Is Harlem Valley Rail Trail in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since the Harlem Valley Rail Trail can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. However, it is important to be aware that the trail does have some hills and may not be suitable for everyone.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Harlem Valley Rail Trail in New York are hiking, biking, and bird watching. The trail is also great for fishing, although there are no designated spots.

1. Take a walk or bike ride on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail for stunning views of the Hudson River Valley.

2. Visit the historic Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, which was once home to one of America's wealthiest families.

3. Explore the rolling hills and farmland of the Harlem Valley at the Olana State Historic Site.

4. Head to the town of Millerton for a variety of shops and restaurants.

5. Check out the art galleries and performance spaces in the charming town of Rhinebeck.

Where to eat?

1. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: This restaurant is known for its delicious barbecue dishes.

2. Patsy's Pizzeria: This pizzeria is a Harlem institution and is known for its thin-crust pizza.

3. Red Rooster: This restaurant is known for its soul food dishes like fried chicken and waffles.

4. Sylvia's Restaurant: This restaurant is known for its Southern comfort food like fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.

5. The Cecil: This restaurant is known for its unique African-inspired cuisine.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: Open 24 hoursTuesday: Open 24 hoursWednesday: Open 24 hoursThursday: Open 24 hoursFriday: Open 24 hoursSaturday: Open 24 hoursSunday: Open 24 hours

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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