Columbia County Trails
Did you know that there are 19 miles of trails on CLC’s Public Conservation Areas alone That’s in addition to the other community trails and major trail networks that are underway in the County, including the northern extension of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and Kinderhook-Stuyvesant-Stockport Intermunicipal Trail (more at Friends of Kinderhook Trails. )
Upcoming Trail Events
Our next Trails Roundtable will be early spring 2014. We hope you join us to share your trail news and to discuss how to get started, overcome obstacles, and take advantage of all the synergies that trails can offer your community.
Past Trail Events
Craig Della Penna, well-known rail trail advocate and former New England Field Representative for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy who has been involved with building trails throughout the northeast for over 15 years, was our guest speaker at the November 19th Roundtable. He was joined by many trail enthusiasts, the NPS, Hudson Valley Greenway, and Scenic Hudson to discuss the specific issues that Columbia County trail groups have to deal with, and to further our county’s Trail Vision Plan. You can view Craig’s presentation here.
CLC held the first Columbia County Trails Conference in 2011 and convened the first County Trails Roundtable in March 2012 to encourage additional community trail development.
On April 9, we held a Columbia County Trails Roundtable. There were attendees from around the area who provided updates on what they are working on and Martin Daley of Parks & Trails New York gave a presentation.
For more information, contact Ellen Jouret-Epstein at 518.392.5252, ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- April 9, 2013
Part of an ongoing project to expand and improve Columbia County Trails.
- March 29, 2012
The roundtable is open to anyone with an interest in Columbia County trails. It will follow up on the first Columbia County Trails Conference held in April 2011 as well as the tremendous planning and design work on county trails since the Conference. Come let us know what you and your group are up to, pool ideas on how to advance trail projects, or just listen in if you need help to get started on trail planning. Staff from the Hudson River Valley Greenway, National Park Service, and others will also join us.
- March 24, 2012
Copake Town Hall
230 Mountain View Road
An update of current efforts to extend the Harlem Valley Rail Trail from Copake Falls to Hillsdale.
For more information, contact Tom Carty of Copake Hillsdale Rail Trail Alliance at 518.610.3008 or Ellen Jouret-Epstein at ellen@clctrustorg or 518.392.5252, ext. 208.
- April 2, 2011
Did you know that there are 19 miles of trails on CLC’s Public Conservation Areas alone? That’s in addition to the other community trails and major trail networks that are underway in the county, including the northern extension of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and Kinderhook-Stuyvesant-Stockport Intermunicipal Trail. Our county has an abundance of abandoned railroad corridors, utility rights-of-way, equestrian trails, and other linkages that could add up to a world-class countywide trail network. Trails are important not only for recreation, education, and personal health, they are also increasingly recognized as an important component in community economic development. On April 2nd, 2011 we convened the first Columbia County Trails Conference on planning for community traills, and we’re enthusiastic about continuing to collaborate to improve trails in the County.