Welcome to the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET Trail) website. The AHET Trail will be a shared-use bicycling and pedestrian trail along the 35 mile Albany-Hudson Electric Trolley corridor from Hudson, NY to Rensselaer, NY – running through Rensselaer and Columbia Counties. This website will be periodically updated with plans, reports, meeting dates, project status reports, and other information.
The AHET Trail is an important part of the Empire State Trail, providing a key link between the Capital Region and the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Empire State Trail, when completed in 2020, will create a 750-mile biking and walking trail from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo.
The AHET Trail crosses through two counties (Rensselaer and Columbia), eight towns, and five cities and villages. At the northern end, the trail begins near the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station, across the river from the state capital in Albany. At the southern end, the City of Hudson provides a trail destination with shops, galleries and restaurants in an historic downtown. Along the route, the trail goes through historic communities in the rural landscape of the Hudson Valley, including orchards, village Main Streets, shops and restaurants, historic sites, and other locations.
The AHET Trail Concept Plan identifies the proposed location of the trail, bridges, roadway crossings and related features. While the goal is to keep as much of the trail off-road as possible, there are areas where the proposed trail route is located on existing roads. Trailheads and key destinations are also identified.
View the entire route below or click on the following sections to see more detailed maps:
Section 1: City of Albany to East Greenbush
Section 2: East Greenbush to Schodack
Section 3: Schodack to Nassau
Section 4: Nassau to Kinderhook
Section 5: Kinderhook
Section 6: Kinderhook to Stockport
Section 7: Stockport to City of Hudson
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The first round of public meetings will be conducted in August 2017. The presentation may be viewed by scrolling through the slides below.
The project is seeking public comment on the Draft AHET Concept Plan. Please provide your email address and comments through the form below. Your comments, observations, and concerns will be incorporated through the public engagement process.