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Draft Trail Vision Plan

In 2004, the Greenway published a Draft Trail Vision Plan, the culmination of two years of research and a public input process that included open forums in the counties that comprise the Hudson River Valley Greenway Area.

The Draft Plan establishes a framework for completing the land-based Greenway Trail from the Capital District to New York City, along both shores of the Hudson River and in key countryside corridors.  The Greenway Draft Trail Vision Plan also guides the Greenway Conservancy Small Grant Program, which awards grants for trail projects which implement the goals of the Vision Plan.

Download a copy of the Draft Trail Vision Plan

Champlain Canalway Trail Action Plan

The Champlain Canalway Trail Action Plan is intended to help focus and coordinate locally-based efforts to complete the Champlain Canalway Trail.  It uses narrative, maps and photographs to describe the existing conditions, issues and opportunities along the proposed trail route.  Each segment of the Action Plan can be used as a stand-alone by an individual community, to help focus attention and prompt constructive dialog.  Taken all together, the segments present a complete vision for the trail.

A copy of the Champlain Canalway Vision Plan is available by clicking here. A revised trail map that updates the trail status as of March 31, 2015 is available by clicking here.

Getting Started: A Guide to Planning Trails in New York State

A joint publication of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Parks and Trails New York designed for those wishing to develop trails in their community.




Getting Involved: A Community Trail Handbook for Landowners

A joint publication of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Parks and Trails New York

Reading this handbook will help answer many of your questions about hosting public trails on your land.



Trail Partners and Information Sources

Parks and Trails New York

National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program

Rails to Trails Conservancy

New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

Ulster County REConnect - Ulster County Recreational Maps

New York Bicycling Coalition

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

American Trails

Questions and Answers about Federal Ruling on Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices



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