Walk the new DutchessCounty rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie. Pass lakes and woods, backyards and farms on this walk along the old railroad right-of-way, now paved for recreational use. End at the Walkway over the Hudson, the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway, and about 4 more miles over the walkway and back and ending at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.
MEET: 10:30 am at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to the BEACON station. Call the LEADER by 6:00 PM the evening before the walk to arrange transportation from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell Junction trailhead.
Video: Walkway Over the Hudson