Outdoors

Parks & Gardens 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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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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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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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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Julie's Jungle

Fully accessible playground experience for children of all needs and abilities located at The Lime Kiln Recreation Facility. It is a welcoming place for everyone to play and move without limitations thanks...

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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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Millbrook Tribute Gardens, Inc.

Garden and children's playground on six acres.

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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. It's the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Enjoy a magnificent...

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Wethersfield Estate & Garden

Epitome of a country gentleman's, Chauncey D. Stillman (1907-1989), estate of the late 20th century.  Features a Carriage House Museum with 22 restored horse drawn carriages; a Main Residence with extensive...

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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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