Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail
Albany County
Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Office of the Albany County Executive
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street | Room 1200| Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7040| Fax: (518) 447-5589

Welcome to the Rail Trail!

Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail is a project converting a nine-mile stretch of the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville to a public recreational trail.

Once completed, the Rail Trail will link municipalities along a safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle route.

The trail is already a great asset for Albany County residents and visitors, adding tremendously to the quality of life in our region.

The many benefits of rail trails include preservation of open space, community linkages, opportunities for physical fitness and to enjoy the outdoors and increased property values for surrounding communities.

Trail Etiquette

Friends, neighbors and visitors come together to enjoy a pleasant outdoor experience on the Rail Trail. For the safety of all Rail Trail patrons please observe these courtesies:

  • Be courteous and considerate of other trail users.
  • Respect our neighbors and don’t trespass on private property.
  • Pets MUST be leashed at all times
  • Control and clean up after your pet(s).
  • Bicyclists should yield to pedestrians.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed and in single file when path is crowded.
  • Avoid startling others; announce “on your left” then pass with care.
  • Move to the side when stopping on the trail.
  • No hunting or discharging of firearms.
  • Overnight camping and camp fires are prohibited.
  • Remove your litter - this is a “Carry In/Carry Out” trail.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited. (Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility assistance devices are permitted.)
  • Enjoy the beauty of wild plants & animals, but leave them undisturbed for all to enjoy.

Above all, please do whatever you can to leave the Rail Trail better for your next visit!

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy
Please let us know your thoughts and concerns about the Slingerlands Trailhead project.Public comment period closes December 1, 2017.
Check out the presentations from the public meeting held on November 13, 2017 »
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