Walking tour to the Hudson Helderberg Rail Trail

Albany County’s Hudson Helderberg Rail Trail recently opened from Slingerlands to Albany’s South End neighborhood. That end point is on South Pearl Street, just south of the Ezra Prentice Homes. The Rail Trail is a project converting a nine-mile stretch of the old Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railroad between the Port of Albany and Voorheesville to a public recreational trail.

On Saturday, July 30thh, Grand Street Community Arts is joining the Capital District Planners Association for a walking tour through the South End to the Rail Trail.

You can meet the walk
at 9:30am at Grand Street Community Arts (68 Grand Street)
at 10:00am at the Howe Library (105 Schuyler Street)
at 10:45am at the Trail Head (720 S. Pearl Street)

We will walk roughly 3/4 mile on the trail to the Normanskill Bridge. The walk to the bridge will take roughly 30 minutes at an average pace with stps for discussion along the way.. Once at the bridge we’ll eat a brown bag lunch before returning to the trailhead.

The trail walk will be 1.5 miles and we should return to the trailhead between 12:30 and 1pm. Once back at the trailhead attendees can take the CDTA #7 bus back north.

This is a free event, but registration is recommended. Sign up here.



To find out more about the Hudson Helderberg Rail Trail, and the project to connect the Rail Trail to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail, visit http://albanywaterfrontconnector.weebly.com/


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