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Veterans Memorial Mile" & Educational Signage Program

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Dutchess Rail Trail to Feature “Veterans Memorial Mile”

& Educational Signage Program



New Elements to coincide with Phase III spring opening

PoughkeepsieAs the long winter seems to trudge on forever, Dutchess County residents are

eager for a chance to enjoy the great outdoors walking, biking or rollerblading along the

Dutchess Rail Trail.

Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has announced two new elements to the

Dutchess Rail Trail to look forward to, an educational signage program and a “Veterans

Memorial Mile”, which will be unveiled this spring in conjunction with the opening of Phase III

of the trail. Phase III will add six additional miles through the Towns of LaGrange and

Wappinger and connect with the completed Phase I section all the way to Hopewell Junction at

Route 82.

“The Dutchess Rail Trail is a true community park and we look forward to the addition of the

Veterans Memorial Mile” and our educational signage program, both of which will enhance the

trail experience for residents and visitors alike,” said County Executive Steinhaus.


The educational signage program will feature more than 20 signs along the 12 mile length of the

rail trail, highlighting the various historical aspects of the trail, including the Dutchess Rail

Trail’s history as the Maybrook Rail Line, as well as noting the various ecological aspects such

as wildlife found along the trail and other points of interest.





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