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Hudson Valley, NY

Some favorite routes in the area from Westchester County to Albany

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The Hudson Valley is a region that stretches from Westchester County to Albany. The area features vineyards, orchards and farms, and numerous attractive villages along the river. Our guide to running in the Hudson Valley features some great routes in some of the area’s most scenic sections and sites. Highlights by area:

New Paltz Area: Nice running around the Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, the Walkill Valley Rail Trail, and the Walkway over the Hudson.
Poughkeepsie: Walkway Over the Hudson is must-do. We also love running the campus of Vassar College, the 16 miles of trails in Hyde Park, and the carriage trails of Locust Grove Estate.
Rhinebeck to Tivoli:
Bard College, Poet’s Walk, Ferncliff Forest are great for running. Also, River Rd./Rt. 103 between Rhinebeck and Bard College is a road running treat.
Taconic Area: 15+ mile of off-road running on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Nyack. River and lakefront running just over the Tappan Zee Bridge!

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Nyack Area

Hudson Valley, NY

Terrific waterfront running in this village just over the Cuomo Bridge. Highlight is trail at Nyack Beach State Park, which has great river views. There are also lake loops at nearby Rockland Lake and Congers Lake. You can also now run over the bridge to Tarrytown!

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Hudson Valley, NY

A great opportunity for a long off-road run in the eastern part of the Hudson Valley. The paved trail runs through woods and past farms. Wassaic to Millton is 10 miles, Boston Corners to Copake is 5 miles. New section filling the 8-mile gap opening Sept. 2020!

Heritage Trail

Hudson Valley, NY

The 13-mile Heritage Trail is a paved/crush limestone multi-use path that follows the former Erie Railroad rail line through New York’s Orange County, between Middletown and Harriman. Especially nice in fall!