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In 1991 the Hudson River Valley Greenway was created in part to establish a network of multi-use trails along both sides of the Hudson River.  Today the Greenway is working to create a system of trails from the northern borders Saratoga and Washington counties to Manhattan.  The Hudson River Greenway Trail System consists of two main components: a land trail and a water trail for paddling and boating. A major route included in the land trail is Bike Route 9, a North-South on-road bicycling trail. 

The Greenway Trail System web pages will help you to learn about efforts to develop the trail system, view maps of the trails, download a list of designated trails and sites, peruse information for users and owners of the trail, and explore information on upcoming trail events for the whole family. For information on the walking and bicycling trails please visit our Land Trail pages.  For information on the Water Trail please visit our Water Trail pages

Empire State Trail

As part of the promise to invest and build infrastructure to support New York’s economy, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is creating the Empire State Trail, which when completed in 2020 will create a 750-mile trail bike and walking pathway from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo. The Empire State Trail will connect the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail and the Erie Canalway Trail, creating the largest state multi-use trail in the nation. Visit the Empire State Trail website here.

As part of the Empire State Trail effort, the Hudson River Valley Greenway is developing the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail. Visit the website here.

Visit the website of the Maybrook Trailway, another Hudson Valley section of the Empire State Trail, here.

Scenic Byways

Another related program of the Greenway is the Hudson River Valley Scenic Byways Program. The Greenway is assisting communities with the development of scenic byways in the Hudson River Valley.  A scenic byway is a road corridor that is of regionally outstanding scenic, natural, cultural, historic or archaeological significance. These corridors offer an alternative travel route to our major highways and daily travel patterns, while telling a story about New York State’s heritage, recreational activities or beauty. For more information please visit our Scenic Byways page.


For more information, or to report errors with this web page, contactthe Hudson River Valley Greenway   by phone (518)473-3835 or by email


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