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About CFET

Who We Are

Columbia Friends of the Electric Trail (CFET) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3)  nonprofit organization formed in 2018 to support the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail, part of the statewide 750 mile Empire State Trail. CFET is a registered New York State charity.

Over 160 individuals, families and sponsors are CFET members providing financial and volunteer support. CFET is governed by a nine member Board of Directors elected for three year terms by the membership. See below for a listing of the current Board of Directors.

Meetings are held at 6 PM on the first Monday of each month in the Community Room of the Kinderhook Memorial Library.

who we are


JOINING: Help support the trail by joining CFET.

DONATE: Make a donationA 501(c)(3) nonprofit; donations to CFET are tax deductible within the limits of the law. Tax Identification Number: 83-1492639

PURCHASE: Coming Soon!

MEETING INFORMATION: See above. Access past meeting minutes: 


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History of the Friends of the Electric Trail

The history of the Columbia Friends of the Electric Trail begins with the Albany Hudson Electric Railroad one hundred years ago, fragments of which remain and are nicely depicted at the Greenways website and on delightful interpretive signs along the trail.