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Message from Rockland County:

The Rockland Riverway Trail Feasibility Study is investigating the potential for a designated 21-mile pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, from the southernmost portion of Rockland County (Palisades, NY) to the northernmost portion of Rockland County (Stony Point, NY), along or near the Hudson River whenever possible.

“We saw the repercussions COVID-19 had on mental health issues which skyrocketed throughout pandemic lockdowns, which is why the County of Rockland is investing in the wellbeing of residents by creating more urban green spaces, including this walk and bike path that will stretch from Palisades to Stony Point. We invite the public to weigh in on this countywide recreation that will benefit Rocklanders for generations to come.”
County Executive Ed Day

“Spending time outside has a positive impact on mental health, and we believe this 21-mile pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists will contribute to improved local health and quality of life. We encourage you to weigh in and help us shape this project for the families calling this County home.”  
County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr.

Study Objectives

Determine the feasibility of constructing the Rockland Riverway Trail for pedestrians and bicyclists by assessing the physical and social characteristics of the proposed alignment options.

The Rockland Riverway Trail would:

  • Support the health and quality of life for Rockland County residents through maximizing access to recreation, the outdoors and active transportation.

  • Explore opportunities for connections that will integrate communities all over Rockland County. 

  • Have a strong potential to be an engine for the County's economic development and tourism.

  • Enhance the public realm by highlighting stories of local history and culture, as well as environmental sustainability.

Study Outcomes
  • A determination of overall project feasibility, supported by a final recommended path alignment. 

  • Opportunities for amenities, gathering spaces, and aesthetic elements that would make the Shared Use Path a well-loved community place.

  • Identification of implementation and next steps based on a concluding SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunity, Threats) analysis.

  • Identification of design-planning requirements and cost estimates.

Visit the Get Involved page for additional information and opportunities to provide your feedback.


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021. This $1.9 trillion economic relief package delivers on the commitment to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

A portion of ARPA funding made available to Rockland County has been allocated to the Rockland Riverway Trail Feasibility Study, underpinning the value that such a path would have to help improve local health and quality of life. 

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Retained by Rockland County, the Rockland Riverway Trail Feasibility Study team includes consultants BFJ Planning, Toole Design, and Urbanomics. 


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