The Towns of Kinderhook, Stockport and Stuyvesant in Columbia County, New York have received a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy for a trails feasibility study. Between September and December 2010, the the Fall 2010 Planning Studio at the University at Albany, SUNY Department of Geography and Planning conducted the feasibility study in conjunction with the Joint Trail Committee from Kinderhook, Stockport and Stuyvesant.
The primary trail routes to be assessed in the study included:
(1) the National Grid right-of-way from the Village of Kinderhook westerly village line to Rossman Road in the Town of Stockport (indicated as purple in map below). This segment is approximately 5.5 miles long.
(2) from the easterly Village of Kinderhook line, at the Hudson St crossing of the Kinderhook Creek, to the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Lindenwald) and to the hamlet of Stuyvesant Falls, connecting to National Grid right-of-way, just west of the County Rt. 25 crossing of the Kinderhook Creek (indicated as green). Approximately 5 miles.
The area along the proposed trails has some of the region’s most picturesque natural locales including the Stuyvesant Falls,the Chittenden Falls, vistas and local flora.