Halfway between Albany and New York City is Highland, in the town of Lloyd, known for the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge.
The Hudson Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) is a 12-foot wide, asphalt rail trail open for non-motorized uses, including walking, running, bicycling, horseback riding, inline skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The HVRT is flat or gently-sloped making it accessible to individuals with limited mobility. The HVRT currently extends 3.6-miles from the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (http://www.walkway.org/) in Highland (Town of Lloyd) eastward to Tony Williams Park located on South Riverside Road. The HVRT directly connects to the 1.25-mile Walkway the longest elevated walkway in the world-- and the 13-mile Dutchess County Rail Trail, providing an 18-mile bicycle/pedestrian route running from Highland in Ulster County to Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County. For more information on the HVRT, including event calendars, please visit: http://hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/index.php Download Hudson Valley Rail Trail (PDF)
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