October 30, 2019

CEDC and Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) hosted an open house and presentation on the Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study on September 24, 2019 at the A.B Shaw Firehouse in Claverack, NY.  Since last fall, the landscape architecture and engineering firm Weston & Sampson has been assessing the corridor around the active and former railroad, best known as the Boston & Albany or B&A, between the City of Hudson and the Village of Philmont. The idea was to gauge the feasibility of a multi-use trail facility that would accommodate walking, biking, and possibly equestrian use, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. If feasible, a trail in this corridor could connect the Empire State Trail and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Attendees learned about the challenges and opportunities identified so far, and shared their perspectives.

Feasibility Study Presentation
Feasibility Study Questions & Answers 

For additional information, please contact

Christine Vanderlan
Community Projects Manager
Columbia Land Conservancy
518.392.52521, ext. 208

F. Michael Tucker
President & CEO
Columbia Economic Development Corporation
518.828.418, ext. 101