Sneak Peak: New Dutchess County Rail Trail Extension

Dutchess County Rail Trail - Poughkeepsie NY
Dutchess County Rail Trail (Below Route 9G) / Poughkeepsie NY

The new stretch of the Dutchess County Rail Trail, connecting the Walkway Over the Hudson with the rest of the county, is due to officially open this fall. Here’s a sneak peak.

Dutchess County Rail Trail - Poughkeepsie NY - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Construction on the Dutchess County Rail Trail - Poughkeepsie NY - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Thanks to the Dyson Foundation for sponsoring the multi-million dollar undertaking.

Dutchess County Rail Trail - Poughkeepsie NY - Photo by Sparrow Hall

In some areas, the rail trail is lined by enormous rock walls. Dynamite was once used to carve out a route for freight trains criss-crossing the state.

Dutchess County Rail Trail - Poughkeepsie NY - Photo by Sparrow Hall

The train tunnels have a pretty epic effect.

Dutchess County Rail Trail - Poughkeepsie NY - Photo by Sparrow Hall

For a trail cutting through the middle of city, the trail was incredibly quiet. Can’t wait to see it in the fall!

All photos by Sparrow Hall

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