NY - Any abandoned Metro-North trails?

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NY - Any abandoned Metro-North trails?

Postby thedarkliberator » Mon May 17, 2004 3:28 pm

What are some good abandoned ROWs or other interesting Metro North sites that are accessible by bike or hike?
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Postby DutchRailnut » Mon May 17, 2004 6:31 pm

There is no abandoned ROW anywere on MNCR.
only bike trail in use/construction isex NYC Putnam Division from yonkers to near Carmel NY.
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Postby railtrailbiker » Mon May 17, 2004 8:50 pm

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is located on the abandoned NY Central ROW north of MNCR's Wassaic Station.

The ROW between Wassaic and Amenia is currently unpaved, but accessible by foot or mountain bike. All other currently open sections of the trail are asphalt paved.

The HVRT is literally the only southern NY State rail trail easily accessible by train.

Check the official trail web site at:

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Postby thedarkliberator » Tue May 18, 2004 5:39 pm

Thanks alot for that info. Any other info is welcome.
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Harlem Valley Rail Trail extension on its way

Postby railtrailbiker » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:49 pm

Officials broke ground yesterday for a 2.6-mile extension to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail connecting the existing Mechanic Street Trailhead to the Metro-North Wassaic Train Station.

Dutchess County Executive William Steinhaus said the rail trail is being used by everyone from bikers and rollerbladers, to walkers and joggers. “We already have an eight-mile segment that has been done for a few years, which is enormously popular, not just for Dutchess County residents who want to get on the bike trail, but regionally people all across the Hudson River Valley and beyond the borders of New York State who come to the Amenia-Northeastern Millerton area to want to ride the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.”

Construction of the $634,000 project should be completed by this fall.

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Postby Bobby S » Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:10 pm

How about the trail in Orange County? The old Erie mainline between Monroe N.Y. and Goshen N.Y.? Wasn't that Metro North at one time?
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Rail Trails - Monroe Goshen

Postby manhattan exile » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:01 pm

Post EL and very briefly until 1983/84 and a great ride from Monroe west past downtown Goshen (both paved and unpaid)
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