• NY - New Rail Trail In Albany County

  • General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.
General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.

Moderator: railtrailbiker

  by railtrailbiker
 
New York state will use more than $738,000 in federal money to develop new multi-use trails in Albany County and expand public access to a Saratoga County historic site, Gov. George Pataki announced Thursday.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund grants include $350,000 to help Albany County acquire a nine-mile section of an abandoned rail line running from the Port of Albany, through Delmar and Slingerlands to Voorheesville. The county will work with Scenic Hudson, a nonprofit private group, to convert the rail bed to a multi-use trail.
http://albany.bizjournals.com/albany/st ... ily38.html
  by Agent at Clicquot
 
I've seen this route while driving between Albany and Selkirk. It goes through a reasonably deep valley.

I would've liked to shot trains on this route ... biking it will be cool, too.

* JB *

  by RussNelson
 
Anybody know the name or status of this trail?
  by Sylvain727
 
:-) Which railroad company using this former railroad track before abandonment ?