Trails and Open Space

Greene County’s vision is to develop a connected network of trails for a variety of four-season activities that will improve the economy, environment, and quality of life throughout our communities. 

There is a growing demand in Greene County to connect people with healthy, active and fun outdoor adventures.

The County offers significant resources ranging from the Catskill Park, the Hudson River Greenway, and historic town centers to the long tradition of four-season outdoor recreation.

Tourism Trails Plan

The 2014 Tourism Trails Plan identified five thematic trail areas. These areas were selected for their importance to recreation, economic development, and tourism within Greene County, and for the potential to advance projects towards implementation.

These projects are intended to represent a cross-section of potential project types, and to serve as a catalyst for ongoing trail and trail-oriented development in the County.

Five thematic trail areas were identified in the County:

  1. Kaaterskill Clove Trails
  2. Mountain Bike “Ride Center”
  3. Town Center Connections
  4. Scenic Vistas
  5. Natural Trails

The plan outlines many other elements important to tourism and community identity including:

  • Railroad Rights-of-Way,
  • Multi-use paths
  • Hiking trails
  • Bikeways
  • Winter trails
  • Water trails
  • Vistas , and
  • Historic and Cultural Trails Scenic Byways.