To continue and advance the preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley while continuing to emphasize economic development activities and remaining consistent with the tradition of municipal home rule.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway coordinates the development and enhancement of local land use planning techniques and the creation of a voluntary regional planning compact for the Hudson River Valley. Appropriated funding to the Greenway Council makes available to Greenway Communities planning grants, compact grants and technical assistance through the "Greenway Communities Program".
The Hudson River Valley Greenway also coordinates efforts to establish the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail portion of the Empire State Trail System, promote the Hudson River Valley as a single tourism destination area, assist in the preservation of agriculture and strengthen state agency cooperation with local governments.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway manages the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, designated by Congress in 1996 and is one of the now forty-nine federally-recognized National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area collaborates with residents, government agencies, non-profit groups and private partners to interpret, preserve and celebrate the nationally-significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley.
The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer.
Who We Serve
Who We Serve
County and local municipal governments, regional, local, private and public organizations, and individuals located with the Greenway boundaries, including both riverside communities (those with physical access to the Hudson River) and countryside communities (those without physical access to the Hudson River) in the following 14 counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene (outside the Catskill Forest Preserve boundary), Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, Washington, Westchester, and Bronx and New York (areas bordering the Hudson River and included in the New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program).