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Hiking 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.

There’s plenty to explore and hike in Dutchess County. Visit trails, mountains, walking paths and more! Try the Appalachian Trail, hike to the top of Ferncliff Forest or see a stunning rock formation at Dover Stone Church.

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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

A not-for-profit scientific research center offering Thursday science seminars (Sept.-May), public education programs and lectures, nature trails, fern glen, and a children's summer ecology camp. Monthly...

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Harlem Valley Rail Trail

23 miles (15 open) of scenic paved walking, rollerblading, biking and cross-country skiing trails, linking towns, villages and state parks on the rail bed from Wassaic Metro North Station to Copake Falls....

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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

A former railroad bridge built in 1888, the Walkway spans 1.26 miles and stretches 212 feet above the majestic Hudson River. Connecting Highland on the westside and Poughkeepsie on the east, it's the...

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Wilcox Memorial Park

Camping, 27 sites, including 10 RV trailer sites with water and electric hookup, lake swimming, boat rentals, children's play area, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, shelters/pavilions. Cross-country...

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William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail

13-mile multi-use linear Dutchess County park. Park beginsĀ at the Hopewell Depot in East Fishkill, stretches through the towns of Wappinger, LaGrange and Poughkeepsie to the Walkway Over the Hudson in...

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