Last Thursday, I had an opportunity to check out a section of the Dutchess Rail Trail that I hadn’t been to. I have been to the one between Morgan Lake and Overrocker Rd in Poughkeepsie a couple of times, so I was curious to see if there were any differences.
The first thing I noticed was that there was a paved path, and also a soft path next to it for runners. The handout that I picked up at a kiosk stated that the trail opened to the public back in November 2007 and is 1.7 miles long. When combined with the section just recently opened, this trail is a little over 8 miles long!
I took pictures for my short walk on the trail for your viewing pleasure. This location will be included in my revised ‘Places to Hike’ section, which I hope to piece together one location at a time, much like the ‘Wildlife’ section. Enjoy!
Dutchess Rail Trail (Hopewell Junction) Photos – (click photos to enlarge)