Harlem Valley Wandering
     
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Miles Mark Turn This Leg Description   Map  
             
    Note ---> DC Rt 63 = Dutchess County Route 63   Reports  
             
         
Start   Amenia NY -- trailhead for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail -- at the intersection of Mechanic St, Railroad Ave, and Depot Hill Rd. [toilet by Rail Trail as of October 2003]   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
    Town Hall parking lot is by the fire house on Mechanic St. For Food go north on Mechanic St to Rt 343   Abbreviations + Symbols  
                 
     
Variation: Wassaic start to start at Wassaic train station -- see variation at bottom
     
         
Variation: road start   To start on the roads: North on Mechanic St 0.3Mi, T - R on Rt 343 East 0.6Mi [HH - mostly reasonable shoulder as of October 2003], L on Mygatt Rd to rejoin main route.
         
0.0   Straight - onto path 0.5 Harlem Valley Rail Trail (going Northeast -- go straight across Mechanic St and Depot Hill Rd) -- paved path
        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).
0.5   L -
onto road
0.1 Sheffield Rd
0.5   Variation A   To remove some miles and hills: continue Straight north on the Rail Trail 3.8Mi to Coleman Station Rd (third road crossing after crossing Rt 343), and
        continue straight on Rail Trail to rejoin main route at mile 5.8. (or L on Coleman Station Rd / DC Rt 58 West 0.2Mi, R on Indian Lake Rd / DC Rt 61 for Variation B)
        Shortens route by 1.5 miles
0.6   cross 0.7 cross Rt 343, straight onto Mygatt Rd
1.3   R 0.3 turn at Red Meeting House site (actually it's Old North Rd)
1.6   cross 3.1 cross Rt 22 / Rt 44, straight onto Perry Corners Rd
        (long gentle hill climb)
3.6       cross Webatuck School Rd / Morse Hill Rd
4.7 T L 0.0 Rt 22 North [HH]
4.7   quick R 1.1 Coleman Station Rd (Dutchess Co Rt 58 East)
    Variation B   To shorten the route, but miss the food stop in Millerton: after 0.9Mi on DC Rt 58, turn L on Indian Lake Rd (DC Rt 61 North) 2.6Mi (BR to pass by Mill Rd, BL to pass by Taylor Rd), then T - R on DC Rt 62 South is
        back on the main route at mile 12.6. Shortens route by 4.4 miles.
5.8   L - paved path 3.9 Harlem Valley Rail Trail (go North)
5.8   Variation C   for a pretty side loop: continue Straight on Coleman Station Rd 1.4Mi, becomes Sheffield Hill Rd, BR onto Sharon Station Rd / DC Rt 1 West 1.4Mi, R on the paved Rail Trail north 1.2Mi, and
        continue on Rail Trail to rejoin main route at mile 5.8. Adds 4 miles to route.
9.4   cross   cross Mill St, continue on Rail Trail
9.7   food   Millerton, NY [food, toilets] -- for more food options further east on Main St / Rt 44 [HH]
9.7   R 0.0 Main St (Rt 44 East) [HH]
9.7   quick R 2.0 South Center St, becomes Mill Rd [rough at first, then smooth on the hill, as of October 2003]
10.1   Variation   to avoid the next uphill and most of the downhill, but miss a great view: turn Left off-road onto paved Rail Trail. Go south about 1.4 miles, and just before crossing a bridge over a road, dismount and walk to the Right about 10 feet over a ditch and grass and bushes, and then Left a short ways down the hill to Stop sign at Downey Rd
10.3       two climbs, a big view, then long downhill into Stop sign
11.7   L 0.3 Downey Rd (East)
12.0 T L 0.6 Indian Lake Rd (Dutchess Co Rt 61)
12.6 T R 2.9 Dutchess County Rt 62 South
13.3       enter the state of Connecticut, becomes Rt 361
15.5   BL 1.3 Rt 361 / Millerton Rd (pass by unsigned Sharon Valley Rd)
15.5   Variation F   to greatly shorten the route: BR on unsigned Sharon Valley Rd 0.7Mi, R on Sharon Station Rd 0.8Mi (crosses West into New York, becomes DC Rt 1), T - L Sharon Station Rd / DC Rt 1 West 1.4Mi, L onto paved path Rail Trail 3.1Mi to finish in Amenia.
        Shortens route by 7.7 miles
16.2       tough hill climb: Don't burn up your legs here, save them for the fun riding afterward. Use a low gear, stop and rest partway up, or stop and walk up this hill.
16.8 T L 0.1 West Main St / Hospital Hill Rd
16.8   drink   soft drinks at liquor store on north side of street [closed on Sundays, as of November 2003]
16.9   food   go North about a mile on Rt 41 for food
16.9   R 0.2 Main St / Rt 41 South
16.9   site   Sharon, CT
17.1 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)
21.5   L 0.1 unsigned (go South), pass by DC Rt 2 North (Leithsville Rd). Enter New York state.
21.6   BR 2.5 DC Rt 2 South / Amenia Union Rd (go Southwest)
24.1   BR 1.0 DC Rt 3, Bog Hollow Rd
24.1   Variation H   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.
24.1   connect   to connect with the Quaker Ridge route to finish at Pawling (or perhaps even all the way to Brewster) train station: turn L on DC Rt 3 / Kent Rd 0.9Mi, continue straight as it becomes DC Rt 4 South / Sinpatch Rd Quaker Ridge route
25.1   BR 0.8 Old Route 22 / DC Rt 81
25.9   food   Wassaic, NY
25.9 Wassaic finish to finish at the Wassaic train station: after 0.8Mi on Old Rt 22 / DC Rt 81, turn L on unsigned Main St 0.1Mi, L turn across railroad tracks on Furnace Bank Rd 0.2Mi,   Description  
        R on Rt 22 North 0.5Mi [HH - reasonable shoulder but a bit rough as of October 2003], EE - R into Wassaic train station parking lot.   Map  
25.9   Straight 2.6 Old Route 22 / DC Rt 81 North   Reports  
28.5   BR 0.3 Old Route 22 (pass by Dunn)   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
28.8   R 0.4 Railroad Ave   Abbreviations + Symbols  
29.2   Finish   Amenia, NY -- trailhead for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail      
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Wassaic start variation
Start       Wassaic railroad station -- Metro North. On the East side of Route 22 between Wassaic and Amenia. [no toilet]
        (from the SouthEast corner of the train station parking lot there is a dirt road which goes East to Old Rt 22 / DC Rt 81, where there is a locked gate with a Stop sign. Unfortunately this road is on private land and is posted No Trespassing)
         
0.0 EE L 0.5 Rt 22 South [HH - reasonable shoulders as of July 2001]      
0.5   L 0.2 Furnace Bank Rd (starts with short steep downhill on a curve)    
0.7 T L 0.2 Firehouse Rd   Description  
0.9 T L 2.3 Old Route 22 / DC Rt 81   Map  
3.2   BR 0.3 Old Route 22 (pass by Dunn)   Reports  
3.5   R 0.4 Railroad Ave   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
3.9   cross   cross Mechanic St / Depot Hill Rd onto paved path.    
3.9 End Variation Amenia trailhead for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail -- at the intersection of Mechanic St, Railroad Ave, and Depot Hill Rd.   Abbreviations + Symbols  
  Start Main Route Join main route at mile 0.0      
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