Harlem Valley Rail to Trail to Falls
     
Abbrevs Map Info about this route   Description  
   
Miles Mark Turn This Leg Description   Map  
             
    Note ---> DC Rt 63 = Dutchess County Route 63
CC Rt 8 = Columbia County Route 8
  Reports  
             
Start       Wassaic railroad station -- Metro North. On the East side of Route 22 between Wassaic and Amenia.   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
0.0 EE L 0.5 Rt 22 South [HH - reasonable shoulders as of July 2001]   Abbreviations + Symbols  
0.5   L 0.2 Furnace Bank Rd    
0.7 T L 0.2 Firehouse Rd   Cue sheet - main route  
0.9 T L 2.3 Old Route 22 / DC Rt 81   variations A + B cue sheet  
3.2   BR 0.3 Old Route 22 (pass by Dunn)   variations C + D cue sheet  
3.5   R 0.4 Railroad Ave      
3.9   food   Amenia, NY -- for Food go L on Mechanic St to Rt 343
3.9   Straight - onto path 0.5 Harlem Valley Rail Trail (going Northeast -- go straight across Mechanic St and Depot Hill Rd) -- paved path
3.9 Variation A to use more of the Rail Trail to avoid some hills and shorten the route, follow the Variation A directions   variation A cue sheet  
        After passing by a driveway, the first road the Rail Trail crosses is Sheffield Rd, second road it crosses is Rt 343 (after 0.8Mi).
  Variation B to take the Rail Trail all the way to Millerton and avoid the big hills (and the great views): go even further on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, and follow Variation B directions.   variation B cue sheet  
4.4   L -
onto road
0.1 Sheffield Rd
4.5   cross 0.7 cross Rt 343, straight onto Mygatt Rd
5.2     0.3 turn at Red Meeting House site (actually it's Old North Rd)
5.5   cross 3.1 cross Rt 22 / Rt 44, straight onto Perry Corners Rd
7.5       cross Webatuck School Rd / Morse Hill Rd
7.7       pass by Cooper Rd, continue on Perry Corners Rd
8.6 T L 0.0 Rt 22 North
8.6   quick R 0.9 Coleman Station Rd (Dutchess Co Rt 58 East)
9.5   L 0.8 Indian Lake Rd (DC Rt 61 North)
10.3   L 1.0 Mill Rd      
11.3   L 1.2 Downey Rd   Description  
12.5 T R 0.0 Rt 22 North [HH]   Map  
12.5   quick L 1.0 McGhee Hill Rd / DC Rt 64 (starts up steep)   Reports  
13.5   R 3.1 unsigned - Skunks Misery Rd. Turn comes just as climb up McGhee Hill gets steeper again. Starts downhill, then long uphill.   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
16.6 HH Straight across 0.6 Winchell Mountain Rd / DC Rt 60 -- cross Rt 199 -- steep-ish uphill   Abbreviations + Symbols  
17.2   L 0.7 Pulver Rd   Cue sheet - main route  
17.9   BL 3.6 CC Rt 8 -- long downhill   variations A + B cue sheet  
19.2       pass by East Ancram Rd   variations C + D cue sheet  
20.0       pass by CC Rt 8A      
21.5   food   Ancramdale, NY
21.5   R 4.3 CC Rt 3
25.8   L 0.8 Wiltsie Bridge Rd
    Variation   to try the Weed Mine: BR on CC Rt 3 , T-R Rt 22 South [HH] , first L onto Weed Mines Rd to join Variation B.
26.6   R 1.4 Empire Rd
26.6 connection to join the Roeliff Jansen Kill route: BL on Wiltsie Bridge Rd   Roeliff Jansen Kill route  
28.0   food   Copake, NY
28.0 Variations C + D To continue North to Hillsdale, or beyond: straight + northeast on CC Rt 7A 0.4Mi, then L on Farm Rd (north).   variations C + D cue sheet  
28.0 connection to join the Farms and Hills of Southeast Columbia or Grand Tour of Columbia County routes, turn L on CC Rt 7A (southwest).   Farms + Hills of SE Columbia route
28.0   BR 0.7 CC Rt 7A -- northeast
28.7 T L 1.0 Rt 22 North [HH]
29.7   R 0.3 Rt 344
30.0   R 0.2 Rt 344 East
30.0       (Variations C + D rejoin main route here)
30.2   food   Copake Falls, NY
30.2 Variation E to visit beautiful Bash Bish Falls: continue Straight on Rt 344, climbing East for roughly 1 Mi, passing by a parking lot for walker's access to the Falls. Just after crossing into Massachusetts the climbing gets steeper and very soon there is an entrance to a (steep dirt) service road on the right. Walk down this to the falls.
30.2   R - path 4.0 Harlem Valley Rail Trail -- South
34.2 T L 1.5 unsigned - Under Mountain Rd
35.7   Straight 4.3 Boston Corners Rd / DC Rt 63 South
40.0   Straight 3.1 DC Rt 62 South / Rudd Pond Rd, becomes Maple Ave
41.3   site   Rudd Pond State Park
43.1 EE Straight 4.4 cross Rt 44 and continue on DC Rt 62 South, Maple Ave - becomes Connecticut Rt 361
43.1   food   Millerton, NY. Additional food choices if go L or R on Rt 44
43.1 Variations for a shorter return south to Amenia, see ideas in the route Amenia - Millerton Trail + Roads   Amenia - Millerton Trail + Roads  
45.3       enter the state of Connecticut, becomes Rt 361
47.5   BL 1.3 Rt 361 / Millerton Rd (pass by unsigned Sharon Valley Rd)
48.8 T L 0.1 West Main St / Hospital Hill Rd
48.9   food   Sharon, CT (turn North for food)
48.9   R 0.2 Main St / Rt 41 South
49.1 HH Straight 4.4 cross Rt 4 to continue on Rt 41 South / S Main St. Later becomes Amenia Union Rd) (CT Rt 4 is the continuation of NY Rt 343 from Amenia)
53.5   L 0.1 unsigned (go South), pass by DC Rt 2 North (Leithsville Rd). Enter New York state.
53.6   BR 2.5 DC Rt 2 South / Amenia Union Rd (go Southwest)
56.1   BR 1.0 DC Rt 3, Bog Hollow Rd
56.1   Variation   to finish at the Tenmile River train station (Metro North): turn L on DC Rt 3 / Kent Rd 0.9Mi, continue straight as it becomes DC Rt 4 South / Sinpatch Rd for 1.1Mi, T-R on DC Rt 105 / Sinpatch Rd 1.0Mi to train station.
56.1 connection to connect with the Quaker Ridge route: turn L on DC Rt 3, then BR on DC Rt 4.   Quaker Ridge route  
57.1   BR 0.8 Old Route 22 / DC Rt 81
57.9   L 0.1 unsigned, Main St      
57.9   food   Wassaic, NY   Description  
58.0   L 0.0 turn across railroad tracks -- Furnace Bank Rd   Map  
58.0   L 0.2 Nelson Hill Rd   Reports  
58.2 T R 0.6 Rt 22 North [HH - reasonable shoulders as of July 2001]   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
58.8 EE R - Finish   Wassaic railroad station -- Metro North.   Abbreviations + Symbols  
   
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