A PLACE FOR WHOLE-DAY OUTINGS OR TO TAKE A LUNCH BREAK, SET UP AN EASEL OR JUST SNAP A SELFIE
The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail will be a 7.5-mile linear park stretching from the Village of Cold Spring to the City of Beacon along the Hudson River in New York State, welcoming people of all ages and abilities to an experience in nature like no other.
The Fjord Trail will consist of a multi-modal, ADA-accessible main trail and smaller footpaths, offering experiences for hikers and cyclists, school and community groups, those seeking solitude, seasoned outdoorspeople or novice explorers.
Opportunities for recreation, contemplation, gathering with friends, educational moments, and stunning viewpoints will define this regionally transforming linear park.
COMING TO THE HUDSON HIGHLANDS FJORD TRAIL
Use the links below to take a look around our website, see what’s to come, what parts of the project area you can visit today, and learn more about the underlying vision for this timeless experience of the Hudson Highlands.
Where to Go and What to Bring...
Can you visit the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail now?
Sure! At least parts of it... but don’t expect to see signage telling you you’re on the Fjord Trail just yet. You can visit a number of scenic destinations listed here that will be incorporated into the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail. They’re “live” now and definitely worth a visit.
And when visiting the Fjord Trail, make sure to pack essentials.
There will be six trailhead access points to the HHFT which will include restrooms, orientation kiosks, nearby parking, shuttle access and other amenities when completed. A few of these, along with additional immersive meanders on the trail route, can be visited and enjoyed now.
Four Distinct Landscapes
The Fjord Trail’s linear park concept honors the diversity, ecological and human, of the region. It will connect two communities while weaving in and out of four distinct landscape zones:
- River's Edge
In addition to all the visually and ecologically powerful places you can check out today, planning for the Fjord Trail includes carefully envisioned destinations — playscapes, overlooks, outdoor classrooms, forest nets, orientation points and a Visitor Center.
Convenient parking is planned near most visitor destinations.
Welcoming All Visitors
The Fjord Trail is designed to be inclusive of people of all abilities, carefully following Accessibility Guidelines. We will be seeking partnerships with regional adaptive athletic organizations and hope the Fjord Trail will become a popular destination for adaptive runners, hikers, cyclists, and more.
Photography: Meredith Heuer
Planning panel: Rendering by SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Elements panel Photography: Ruben Martinez Barricarte
Illustration: Donna Calcavecchio