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Outdoors in the Hudson Valley

Bring your bike, lace up your boots, grab the bridle for an adventure outdoors in upstate New York. Make the most of the Hudson River Valley landscape. Outdoor recreation in Dutchess County includes biking, hiking, horseback riding, golf, kayaking, archery and skeet shooting.

Enjoy many of the quaint parks & gardens of Dutchess County. Whether it’s a stroll or afternoon exploring, you’ll want to visit these places. Explore the Formal Gardens at Clermont State Historic Site, Locust Grove Estate, Taconic State Park and more!

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Bannerman Castle

The Scottish-style castle on the Hudson River was built in the early 1900s by Frank Bannerman, VI. to store military surplus items. The Pollepel shuttles you to the island for a guided tour around the...

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Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus

This 380-acre estate is a National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains and overlooking the Hudson River. Designed by renowned...

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Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield

Garden with lush perennial borders, enclosed in fieldstone walls and hemlock hedges. Located on the grounds of the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, the garden was created in 1912...

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Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary

640 acres of diverse habitats with rolling and open grasslands. Six miles of trails, over 80 species of birds have been observed on a "birdy" May day including Great Blue Herons, Wood Ducks,...

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Dutchess Stadium

Home of the Hudson Valley Renegades, "The Dutch" opened in 1994 and holds 4,494 people. This County run park also hosts concerts, festivals, and sporting events.  

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F. W. Vanderbilt Gardens Assoc. Inc.

Terraced gardens from the Gilded Age designed for the enjoyment of the Vanderbilt’s and their guests. Visitors will find colorful displays of annuals, perennials and roses, unique garden architecture...

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Formal Gardens at Clermont State Historic Site

South Spring Garden - gorgeous views of the Hudson River Upper Garden - once provided cut flowers for vases in the house Walled Garden - influenced by gardens in Florence, Italy Wilderness Garden - connects...

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Innisfree Garden

A unique contribution to garden art in America, its design is influenced by a Chinese style dating back 1,000 years. 40-acre lake surrounded by cliffs, low hills, waterfalls and streams.

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Locust Grove Estate

183 acres, including 5 miles of carriage trails, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. Stately trees, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Hudson River.

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Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens

Educational gardens designed, planted and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension: Bird & Butterfly, Edible Landscape, Xeriscape and Shade.

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Mount Gulian Historic Site

Restored, in progress 19th century gardens with antique roses and peonies. Managed by an escaped slave for 40 years in the 1800's. Included in house tour.

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The Brine Garden

Private six-acre, botanical garden on the scale of a public garden. The Brine Garden's diverse plant collection includes many natives and is the work of principal landscape designer Duncan Brine. Visit...

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