New Hudson River Greenway Trails in Dutchess County


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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Hudson River Valley Greenway has announced the designation of four Dutchess County trail segments as “Greenway Trails” and part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail system. The trails were designated at a recent meeting of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Board.

The trails total approximately 24 miles in length, and are located in County-operated Bowdoin Park, Wilcox Memorial Park, Quiet Cove Riverfront Park, as well as the Dutchess Rail Trail, which connects to the Walkway Over The Hudson and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Ulster County.

Hudson River Valley Greenway Acting Executive Director Mark Castiglione said, “The Greenway is pleased to designate these trails as part of the Greenway Trail system. Dutchess County recognizes the importance of trails to both residents and visitors, as a recreational resource and an economic driver. The Greenway Trails System comprises a variety of trail experiences that help enhance the quality of life in the Hudson River Valley.”

 

Designation by the Greenway is a formal recognition of the regional significance of the trail as a destination for experiencing the natural, scenic, cultural and historic resources of the Hudson River Valley.

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail system includes more than 800 miles of designated trails, including the 256 mile Hudson River Greenway Water Trail. In Dutchess County, there are nearly 117 miles of designated Greenway Trails.

For more information on Greenway Trail designation, visit the Greenway website: http://hudsongreenway.ny.gov/Trailsandscenicbyways/LandTrail/HRGTd.aspx

The Hudson River Valley Greenway was established by the Greenway Act of 1991 to continue New York State’s commitment to the preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley, while continuing to emphasize appropriate economic development activities and remaining consistent with the tradition of municipal home rule.  One of the Greenway’s objectives is to assist communities in establishing a Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System that links cultural and historic sites, parks, open spaces and community centers, and provides public access to the Hudson River.

Visit www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov  for more information about the Greenway and its programs.

For Greenway Trails: http://hudsongreenway.ny.gov/Trailsandscenicbyways/TrailSystem.aspx

Visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com for more information on the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

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