All About Millerton, NY!
The downtown for a “city” of villages, Millerton still reflects its origins as a 19th railroad hub for rural New York. Situated at the intersection of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Millerton is bordered by the Taconic Mountains to the east and the foothills of the Hudson to the west. Now a cosmopolitan village, Millerton sports an art cinema theater, restaurants, antique shops, art galleries and entrepreneurial services.
Millerton, founded in 1851
Millerton, founded in 1851, first became a center for commerce and culture when three railroads met here in the mid-19th century. Much of that era’s architecture has been preserved and Millerton was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
One of the original three rail lines has been transformed into the Harlem Valley Rail Trail
The railroads were gone by 1980 but by then Millerton had expanded from a business center for farmers to a tourist destination. One of the original three rail lines has been transformed into the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, a 16 mile bike and walking trail, which bisects the village and is part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway.
To learn more about the Harlem Valley Rail Trail go to http://hvrt.org.
Parking & Town Map
Where to Park
Millerton offers numerous parking options for our visitors. Our Main Street provides ample parking, as well as some of the side streets surrounding Main Street. The Rail Trail has a parking lot on South Center street that has direct access to the Rail Trail, but all of our visitors are welcome to park there. There is also plenty of parking available one street up from Main Street on Century Blvd., as well as on Dutchess Avenue, which is the street connecting Main Street with Century Blvd. A few of the businesses in town also have their own parking lots, such as the big parking lot by Riley’s Furniture and the Millerton Market. Gilded Moon Framing & Gallery also has their own parking lot that is accessed from Dutchess Avenue. Harney & Sons, Golden Wok, Country Gardeners Florist and Leslie Flood Interiors also has a designated parking area in front of their businesses. So as you see, there is plenty of parking in town!