MTA Press Releases

Press Release
June 14, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North to Update Public on Construction of Empire State Trail – Maybrook Trailway
Community Invited to Learn More About Transformational Project at Upcoming Public Meetings on June 19 and 20

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced plans to hold information sessions on June 19 and 20 for the public to learn more about the design and construction of the Empire State Trail – Maybrook Trailway Section, a 23-mile shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path occupying the Metro-North Railroad Beacon Line corridor. Construction of the trail is scheduled to begin later this month.

The Maybrook Trailway Section will run from the Putnam and Maybrook Trailways in Brewster, all the way to Hopewell Junction, where it will connect with the Dutchess Rail Trail. It’s an important part of the Empire State Trail, providing a key link between the Putnam Trailway and the Dutchess Rail Trail and Walkway Over the Hudson State Park.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is creating the Empire State Trail as part of the promise to invest and build infrastructure to support New York’s economy. Once completed in 2020, the Empire State Trail will be the largest bike and walking pathway in the nation, spanning 750-miles from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo.

The Maybrook Trailway crosses through two counties (Putnam and Dutchess), five towns, and one village. Along the route, it goes through rural landscapes and wooded areas featuring seasonal waterfalls as well as crosses the Appalachian Trail along the way. There is Metro-North station access nearby at Poughkeepsie and in Brewster, providing multi-modal access to transit long the trail.

To learn more about the construction of the Maybrook Trailway, members of the public are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

Wednesday, June 19: 6 – 8 p.m. Pawling High School Auditorium 30 Wagner Drive, Pawling, NY

Thursday, June 20: 6 – 8 p.m. Putnam County TOPS Building Auditorium 112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY

For more information about the Maybrook Trailway, please visit: https://maybrooktrailway.org/