Hudson Valley Rail Trail Awards & Ribbon Cuttings.
A Timeline of HVRT's 2018 to 2020 Accomplishments
2018 (November 13)
Ribbon Cutting Tony Williams Park
2018 - New York State’s Department
of Transportation Grant to make the
connection complete to the Empire Rail Trail connection to New Paltz. will pay for the connection as part of the Empire
State Trail system.
2018 (August) - New York State Department
of Transportation $195,000 Grant
2018 - Moved the Highland Rotary
Centennial Garden - Apartment
Construction Company assisted.
2019 (August) - Hudson Valley Rail Trail
Gateway Dedication with an honoring
to Ray & Claire Costantino
2019 - 2020 - Completion of
the New York State Empire State Trail
1997- 2012 RIBBON CUTTINGS/AWARDS
1997- Hudson Valley Rail Trail becomes a part of the Greenway Trails and
was officially designated as a “Greenway Trail”
2007 (June 10) - “Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony” celebrating the official
opening of the Highland Rotary Pavilion at the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot on the
Hudson Valley Rail Trail.
2009 (October 3) - Walkway Over the Hudson Grand Opening Celebration
2010 (June 27) - The Bob Shepherd Highland Landing Park Ribbon Cutting and Celebration
2010 (October 16) - The Walkway Loop Trail Ribbon Cutting and Celebration
2010 (May 4) - Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Ground Breaking of the Expansion
2010 (October 2) - Eastward Expansion Ribbon Cutting and Celebration
2011 (Spring) - Western Expansion Matching Grant New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Federal Highway Adminstration
Segment A: Along Rt. 299 Looking East; Segment B: On Old Rail Bed Berm
Segment C: Bridge Near Waterfall; Segment C: Near New Paltz Rd. Bridge
Segment C: Link to Existing Rail Trail
2010 (October) - Voted Best No-Cost Alternative to Going to the Gym - Hudson Valley Rail Trail
Learn to Run Program
2011 - Hudson River Valley Greenway Land and Water Trails 2011 Heart of Green Award
2011 (January) - Voted as the second most popular place to bike from the Middletown
Time’s Herald Record’s Go Section
2011 - Adventure Cycling Association adds the Hudson Valley Rail Trail
as part of the Atlantic Coast Route Map
2012 (August) -participated in Parks & Trails 2012 NYS Trail User Count
During the four count periods, we documented 1,858 rail trail users.
Approximately 60% of the users used the Rail Trail to access Walkway. Approximate 40% of the users
accessed the Hudson Valley Rail Trail or were already on the trail coming from other locations.
That equates to 232 users each hour with 40% or 93 users accessing or using the
Hudson Valley Rail Trail to walk, jog, run, cycle, in line skate or to bring young
children or physically challenged individuals to enjoy our trail.
2013 (Winter) - Highland Rotary Rock is completed
2016 Ulster County's Certificate Appreciation for Helathy Ulster County Week.