The Winnakee-Dutchess Trails Roundtable brings together stakeholders to foster trail development on a local and regional scale through networking, information sharing, and enhancing access to financial resources and technical assistance.
Quarterly meetings via Zoom promote trail development and connections across the county. The meetings serve as a regular forum for cross-municipal coordination, access to services and expertise, and supporting complementary projects. In response to a groundswell of interest expressed at the 2015 Dutchess County Trails Conference, the Roundtable was organized by Winnakee Land Trust and its Steering Committee partners including Dutchess County Government, the National Park Service, the Towns of Hyde Park and Red Hook, the NY/NJ Trail Conference, and the Hudson River Valley Greenway.
Whether you want to propose a short walking trail to your local school or park, or are already well at work establishing regional trails, there is a place for you at the table. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Followed by Committee Regional Trail Update
Featured programs: The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail with Amy Kacala, Executive Director of Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, Inc. & Beacon Hudson River Trail with Thomas Wright, Chair Beacon Greenway Committee
Committee Regional Trail updates:
“Until 2020, we never fully understood just how critical parks and trails are to the health and wellbeing of our County’s residents. The enormous popularity of our trails during the global pandemic has provided clear proof. Our shared-use community trails are a unique blend of public health and transportation infrastructure: close-to-home places where we can run, roll, stroll, sit in nature, sightsee or even commute. Our trails weave through our communities and unify them. They support businesses, connect us to each other, and they connect us to the natural beauty that surrounds us.”