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9 miles: Albany County Rail Trail


By Christian Donner - Posted on 17 May 2010

Length

approximately 9 miles

Acreage

approximately 117 acres

Municipalities

City of Albany, Town of Bethlehem, Town of New Scotland, and Village of Voorheesville

East Terminus

just east of South Pearl Street in the City of Albany

West Terminus

just east of Main Street in the Village of Voorheesville

Highest Point

350 feet above sea level near the west terminus

Lowest Point

50 feet above sea level near the east terminus

Cost to Acquire Corridor

$700,000

Source of Acquisition Funding

50% NYS Parks Acquisition Grant + 50% contribution by Scenic Hudson, Inc.

The proposed Rail Trail project will convert a nine-mile stretch of the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville to a public recreational trail.

Once completed, the Rail Trail would link municipalities along a safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle route.

The county acquired the land in early 2010. This project is slightly ahead of the BCRT, but similiar in scope and also in the pre-funding stage, so this will interesting to follow.

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