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Adventure with Altitude Ballooning
Hot air balloon rides in "Rainbow with a View". Spectacular flights are about 45 - 60 minutes. Advanced reservations required. Read More
Appalachian Trail - The Harlem Valley AT Community
30 miles of the National Appalachian Scenic Trail passes through southeastern Dutchess, and includes 4,000 acres of protected parkland with hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and... Read More
Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus
Overlooking the Hudson River, the 380-acre estate is a National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Designed by renowned architects,... Read More
Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield
Located on the grounds of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, the garden was created in 1912 by Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener whose work defined the American taste in gardens... Read More
Beekman Golf Club
27-hole championship course. Lessons, clubhouse, club rental, driving range, putting green, pro shop, cart rental, restaurant. Reservations up to 7 days ahead. Read More
Bike & Walking Tour, Rhinebeck & Red Hook Historic District
Maps out two routes for biking and for walking on scenic roads through Red Hook and Rhinebeck, past farmland and historic sites. Attractions listed. Winnakee Land Trust & Rhinebeck-Red Hook Greenway Committee. Read More
Bike New York - Discover Hudson Valley Ride
Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, community outreach and events. Hosts Discover Hudson Valley Ride each year.... Read More
Bike Tours
Eight self-guided bike tours with directions and maps in one publication. Read More
Bike rentals, repairs, local rides and clubs, used bikes, sales and accessories. Read More
Black Swan Sailing
Pick up available at Rhinebeck Dock. Sailing excursions on the Hudson River, 2 1/2 hrs., 4 hr. 6 hr., day sails.  Sunset Cruises up to 6 passengers. Read More
Blue Sky Balloons
Hot air balloons. April-Oct. Sunrise to sunset. Reservations required. Traveling by train to Dutchess, BSB will meet you at Beacon or Poughkeepsie Train Station (via Metro-North) and... Read More
Bowdoin Park
300 acres. Read More
Boyce Park
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Brine Garden
Private six-acre, botanical garden on the scale of a public garden. Diverse plant collection includes many natives and is the work of principal landscape designer Duncan Brine. Visit via The Garden Conservancy,... Read More
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,... Read More
Calypso Farm
Equestrian center. Boarding, lessons, training and children's summer riding program. Read More
Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park
Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park is a hidden gem located in the Wheeler Hill Historic District of the Town of Wappinger. The grounds are open to the public daily for hiking and recreational... Read More
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... Read More
Casperkill Golf Club
18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Restaurant, driving range, putting greens, pro shop, lessons Read More
Cedar Crest Farm Equstrian Center
Beautiful equestrian center offering boarding and lessons in show-jumping, dressage and cross-country to riders of all abilities. Internationally qualified trainers impart their knowledge in an innovative,... Read More
College Hill Golf Course
9-hole course. Extensive club repair. Read More
Constellation Melissa McGill's Sculptural Light-based Public Art Project Over Bannerman Island
Imagine yourself and thousands of others experiencing the emergence of a new constellation over a unique island in the Hudson River. Every evening, as the sun goes down, starry lights emerge one by one... Read More
Cross Court Tennis Club
6 indoor and 8 outdoor courts and outdoor pool. Private Lessons, Junior Clinics (5 yrs & up), Adult Clinics (all levels), Leagues (Single & Doubles), Ball machine rental. Pro shop.... Read More
DEC Hudson River Research Reserve
Tivoli Bays site: 1,700 acres/6 miles of trails. Joint DEC Wildlife Management Area (hunting allowed in season) and field laboratory for research and education. Freshwater tidal marsh and forested uplands.... Read More
Depot Hill MUA
Multiple Use Area: 260 /- acres | Appalachian Trail | Correspondence address and phone: Stony Kill Farm - NYSDEC Bureau of Public Lands Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-831-8780 x309 Read More
Dinsmore Golf Course
18-hole course is third oldest in US. c. 1890s, on 988 acre park. Clubhouse, putting green, lockers, showers Read More
Dogwood Knolls Golf Course
9-hole course. Pro shop, putting green, club rentals, restaurant. Read More
Dover Stone Church
A nature preserve whose highlight is a stunning rock formation and waterfall in a cave. It was used by Native Americans as a hideout in the 17th century, and then for weddings in the 19th century. Dover... Read More
Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill
One of the highest points in the Town of Rhinebeck with views of the Hudson River, the spires and silos of the surrounding countryside, the Catskill Mountains to the West, and the Taconic Mountains... Read More
Dutcher Golf Course
9-hole course is oldest municipal public course in US c 1890. Pro shop, putting green, cart rentals, snack bar. Read More
Dutchess County Passport
Welcome to the Dutchess County Passport! As a diverse community of hamlets, villages, towns, and cities, Dutchess County harbors many historical jewels that do not appear in most travel guides. The purpose... Read More
Dutchess County Pistol Association
Three handgun only ranges one air rifle range. Read More
Edward R. Murrow Park
86 acres. Read More
Epic Stride Farm
English riding, lessons, indoor ring. By appt. Read More
Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs
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Ferncliff Forest
200-acre forest preserve and game refugee for camping (w/permit), picnicking, and pond for fishing. Hiking trails and firetower offering Hudson Valley views. Read More
Fishkill Golf Course & Driving Range
12-hole course. Pro shop, driving range, lit heated practice greens, mats & grass tees, club rental, restaurant nearby. Read More
Fishkill Ridge
1900 acres. Directions: Fishkill or Beacon, Rt. 52 to Old Glenham Rd., left on Maple Ave. to end, turn right, cross bridge, left on Old Town Rd., right on Sunnyside Rd. to end, bear left, then right,... Read More
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... Read More
Formal Gardens at Vanderbilt Mansion
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... Read More
Gilbert Farm Recreation Center Driving Range
Full USGA 300-yard driving range. Pro-shop. E-Range key for expanded hours & use. Home of the GOLDEN BALL! Tee boxes & equipment. Mini golf course. Located in historic Hyde Park on 77 scenic acres.... Read More
Gotham Bicycle Tours
Overnight bicycle tours to Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley. All bike tours originate at train stations (no cars required) and include gear handling, scenic ride itineraries, options for events (Dutchess... Read More
Great Freedom Adventures
Six day bike tours showcasing the natural and cultural richness of the scenic Hudson Valley. Tours feature pastoral cycling, mansions, historic sites, wineries, gardens, a river cruise, scenic walks, and... Read More
Guided Walking Tour, Murals and Sculpture of Poughkeepsie
Take a leisurely two hour stroll with artist, muralist and guide, Franc Palaia and see more than 30 of Poughkeepsie's 100 public works of art. The tour includes indoor and outdoor murals, contemporary... Read More
Hackett Hill Disk Golf Course
Open Daily to the public.  Park Hours 9:00am - dusk CLOSED during summer camp hours of operation Monday - Fridays Late June to Mid-August 9:00am - 4:00pm Players must yield to hikers Carry... Read More
Hackett Hill Park
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Harlem Valley Golf Club
9-hole course. Read More
Harlem Valley Rail Ride
A horse farm, a dairy farm, an abandoned railroad track, a bicycle and You! ​Start/Finish at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton, NY. (click for directions) Millerton was recently ranked as one... Read More
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... Read More
Hike New York
We empower people to live a fun, healthy, and connected life through nature-based adventures and outdoor education.  Hike, run, paddle, and play throughout the Hudson Valley!  Private, group,... Read More
Historic and Scenic Driving Tours
7 self-guided drive tours with directions, road signage and maps in one publication. Available on website to download. All Drive Tours PDF or individual tours:  Drive Tour 1 Drive... Read More
Historic Hyde Park Trail
More than 10 miles of trails link several parks and historic sites. Maps and information at trail heads, park visitor centers, and on-line. QR codes allow hikers to access audio podcasts about each trail.... Read More
Hudson Cruises, Inc.
The 'Hudson Spirit" sails the Hudson River for sightseeing, plus themed events such as wine tasting, dining and Karaoke. Office: PO Box 72, Hudson, NY 12534 Read More
Hudson Highlands State Park
5400 acres. Read More
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
The Clearwater, America's Environmental Flagships, sails the Hudson River hosting public sails and innovative onboard educational programs. The Clearwater Festival - Great Hudson River Revival takes place... Read More
Hudson River Valley Tours, LLC
Itinerary planning, step-on-guides. Reservations for accommodations, attractions, meals & transportation for groups of 15 or more visiting the Hudson Valley. Read More
Hudson Valley Balloon Adventures
Hot air balloon rides over the majestic Hudson River Valley. Total time of adventure is approximately 3 hours from setup to conclusion. Includes a champagne celebration at conclusion of flight. Advance... Read More
Hudson Valley Craft Beer Tours, LLC
As the craft beer world has grown, the number of breweries in the area has increased even though the distance between them reduces. Getting to these breweries safely is always a challenge and Hudson Valley... Read More
Hyde Park Marina
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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. Read More
James Baird State Park
James Baird State Park has much to offer on its 590 acres. There is a playground as well as a sports complex where visitors can enjoy playing basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Outdoor enthusiasts... Read More
James Baird State Park Golf Course & Driving Range
photo credit John Rozell 18-hole championship course at 590 acre-park designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was recently improved by NYS Parks. Clubhouse, driving range, putting green, lessons, club rental.... Read More
Julie's Jungle
A handicapped-accessible playground for the children in southern Dutchess County ~ Located at The Lime Kiln Recreation Facility Follow them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JuliesJungleatLimeKiln/ Read More
Kesicke Farm
Farm market, seasonal produce, sweet corn, tomatoes. Farm fresh free range eggs, farm raised beef, pork , lamb, chicken.  In fall -- last 2 weekends Sept. - 1st weekend November, corn maze, hayrides,... Read More
Kingston-Rhinecliff Ferry
Kingston-Rhinecliff Ferry conveys passengers and their luggage (including bikes!) across the Hudson River between Kingston and Rhinecliff, NY on a scheduled basis. Read More
LaFayetteville MUA
Multiple Use Area - 718 Acres | Correspondence address and phone: Stony Kill Farm - NYSDEC, Bureau of Public Lands, Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, (845) 831-8780 x309... Read More
Lakeside Park
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Leisure Ride Bike Rental
Bicycle sales and rentals. Family five seaters, two seater and individual bikes available. A great assortment of bikes for hourly rates or day rentals as well as sales. Bike delivery available to Walkway... Read More
Locust Grove Estate Gardens
183 acres, including hiking trails, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. Stately trees, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Huidson River. Read More
Long Dock Park
Walk from Beacon train station, hiking/ biking trails, bird watching, nature study, dog walking, fishing, kayak & canoe launch, picniking, WiFI, x-country skiing & snowshoeing (ungroomed trails). Mountain... Read More
Majestic Mustang Stables
Come see wild mustangs from Oregon and Wyoming gallop on acres of land like they did in the wild.  Meet, greet ride majestic Wild Mustangs and Puerto Rican Paso Fino's who have the smoothest ride... Read More
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. Read More
McCann Memorial Golf Course
18-hole championship course. Driving range, putting green, cart rental, lessons, & restaurant. Christo's Restaurant/catering: 845/471-3400. Pro shop: 845/471-3917. Read More
Millbrook Rod & Gun Club
Skeet & 5-stand shooting Read More
Millbrook Tribute Gardens, Inc.
Garden and children's playground on six acres. Read More
Motorcycle Tour Map
Download the Motorcycle Tour Map (PDF) Read More
Mount Beacon
235 acres. Read More
Mount Gulian Gardens
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. Read More
Mount Gulian Historic Site
Reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740's Dutch barn and restored garden. Revolutionary War Headquarters of General von Steuben, birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati.... Read More
Mountain Tops Outdoors
Outdoor apparel, full line of hiking, trail running and casual shoes, backpacking gear and accessories. Kayak sales, rentals and guided tours. Official kayak outfitter at Scenic Hudson's Long Dock... Read More
Mountain Valley Farm
Horseback Riding We offer guided pack trips, overnights and 1.5 hour to full day rides.  Our hours are flexible & upon client request.  Ride times can range from 1.5 hours to a full day. Shooting,... Read More
Mt. Beacon Fire/Observation Tower
Located on the summit of south Beacon Mountain, the southernmost of two peaks that form Mt. Beacon, in the Hudson Highland region.  The south peak is 1,650 feet above sea level.  One of several... Read More
Museum in the Street (c) of Millbrook
A self guided, historical walking tour of The Village of Millbrook, New York. Read More
Netherwood Acres
Horseback riding for riders of all levels of ability, mounted on your own horse or on one of ours. Riding lessons, 3-day eventing, foxhunting, hunter paces, clinics, trail riding, horse training, boarding... Read More
Norrie Point Paddlesport Center
Largest kayak outfitter in the New York tri-state area, specializing on the Hudson River Valley, offering over 75 different kayak tours and instructional programs. Read More
Northern Dutchess Driving Tours
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NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fishing Info: 845/256-3161 DC Lakes & Ponds: www.DEC.NY.gov/outdoor/7940.html DC Creeks & Streams: www.DEC.NY.gov/outdoor/44848.html Wildlife Info: (845) 256-3098 Read More
Ophira Sailing
Ophira Sailing engages in deluxe sailing charters and cruises on the Hudson River.  Also offer sailing lessons to all ages and perform technical services on all vessels (e.g. rigging, marine electronics,... Read More
Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds
Oldest licensed shooting grounds in the nation. Sporting clays, shooting and fly fishing schools, private shooting lessons, pro shop. Read More
Peoples Bicycle
Bike Rentals summer through October.Saturday and Sundays hours 10am -6 pm .Rates are $25.00 -$50.00 a day depending type of bike. We're an everyday bike shop. Whatever your needs are, pop in and... Read More
Pinewoods Park
25 acres. Read More
Poets' Walk Romantic Landscape Park
120 acres. Read More
PV Bicycle Shop
Repairs, large selection of new and used bikes. Accessories for beginners and pros. Local Places to ride. Read More
Quiet Cove Riverfront Park
27 acres. Read More
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club
Join neighbors who share a passion for wild birds! Field trips to local birding hot spots, evening nature programs, and all day bird counts. Read More
Red Hook Golf Club
18-hole semi-private championship course. Clubhouse, putting & chipping green, driving range, pro shop, club repair, lessons, cart & club rentals, and new restaurant. Soft spikes required. Accepting... Read More
Rhinebeck Bicycle Shop
Service repairs, rentals, sales, parts and accessories. Read More
Rhinebeck Tennis Club
Play tennis year-round on five Har-Tru outdoor clay courts or the indoor Claytech tennis court. The soft surface court is the first of its kind indoors in the US. Personalized tennis programs. Pro Shop... Read More
River Pool at Beacon
River Pool at Beacon is located on the north shore of Beacon Riverfront Park. The partially submerged pool is environmentally sensitive and makes for a safe wading area in the Hudson River, protecting... Read More
Riverfront Park, Beacon
10 acres. Read More
Riverfront Park, Hyde Park
4 acres. Read More
Roeliff Jansen Kill MUA
Multiple Use Area - 125 /- Acres | Correspondence address and phone : Stony Kill Farm - NYSDEC Bureau of Public Lands, Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, 845-831-8780... Read More
Rogers Point Boating Association
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Rose Garden at Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Garden features annuals and 28 different varieties of roses. Burial site of FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt. Read More
Shadows One Water Taxi
US Coast Guard licensed crew takes you on Shadows One from Shadows Marina to the Newburgh waterfront in 20-25 minutes. Boats depart on the odd hour from Shadows and on the even hours from Newburgh. Check... Read More
Shortline/Coach USA
Day trips and overnight packages from NYC to Rhinebeck, Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie. Visit Montgomery Place; Vanderbilt Mansion; FDR Home, Library and Museum, as well as Locust Grove, Samuel Morse Estate.... Read More
Ski Haus, Inc.
Open year round  Bike repairs, sales & accessories.  Other sports equipment- skiing, snow boarding, skate boarding, thule car racks, winter clothing.  Read More
Southern Dutchess Equestrian Center
Services include boarding, riding lessons, summer horse camp, horse training and horse leasing. Read More
Stissing Mountain Fire Tower
Elevation 1,492 feet. 90-foot tower reached by hiking trails at base of mountain. Look down on eagles, hawks, vultures and crows in flight. See the Hudson Valley from Albany south to Ulster and from the... Read More
Taconic Tennis
Full featured tennis club offering year round play on 4 indoor and 7 outdoor courts; instruction, league play, social mixers, clinics and private lessons; there is something for everyone at all abilities. Read More
Taconic-Hereford MUA
Multiple Use Area - 909 Acres | Correspondence address and phone: Stony Kill Farm - NYSDEC Bureau of Public Lands, Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, 845-831-8780 x309... Read More
The Angler's Den
Full-service Orvis dealer. Fly fishing and apparel, fly trying materials. Guide services and trips. Special events and demonstrations with guest speakers. Read More
The Beacon Hotel - Restaurant
The Beacon Hotel Restaurant is devoted to engagement with the cornucopia of culinary talent and artisanal fair cultivated within the Hudson Valley. We feel as though we should all raise our glasses to... Read More
The Links at Union Vale
18-hole championship links-style course designed by Steven Kay. Driving range, putting green, pro shop, lessons, and seasonal restaurant. Clubhouse with catering year round. 845-223-1002. Named One... Read More
The Nature Conservancy
Multi-acre reserves with miles of hiking trails, mountains, fields, woods and ponds. Preserve guide available. Nellie Hill Preserve, Rt. 22, Dover Plains. Pawling Nature Reserve, Quaker Lake Rd., Pawling.... Read More
The River Connection
Year round retail Showroom featuring premium kayaks, canoes, paddles and water sport accessories. Guided tours and instruction, from Basics to Eskimo rolling by our in-house ACA certified instructors.... Read More
The Southlands Foundation
Equestrian farm, 200 acres on the Hudson River. Lessons, pony rides, horse shows and special events. Trails for walking and cross-country skiing. Read More
Tivoli Sailing Company
Enjoy the beauty of the Hudson Valley on the sloop Leda or the yacht Helen. Catered or uncatered charters available with grill, iceboxes, and ipod stereo and equipped with toilet facilities.... Read More
TMT Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays
Sporting clays and trap range, instruction, hunting preserve, lodge. Read More
Trout Unlimited-Mid-Hudson Chapter
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Tymor Park
Athletic Fields, camping, children's play area, cross-country skiing, fishking, flush toilets, forest land, hiking/nature trails, hot showers, open fields, picnic tables, pool swiming, food concessions,... Read More
Vassar Golf Course
9-hole course, putting green, club and cart rentals, lessons. Call for rates. Senior specials. Read More
Victor C. Waryas Park
9 acres of greenspace at the foot of Main Street, Poughkeepsie, along the Hudson River. Three part whale sculpture with contributed mosaic tiles. Picnic tables, outdoor grills, pavillion. Children's playground,... Read More
Walking Guide, Village of Tivoli and Red Hook
Map offers history of both villages and a walking guide to indicate places of historic and cultural interest. Read More
Walking Tour of Historic Millbrook
Hand-drawn map details 30 places of interest to visit in the village. Read history of the Town of Washington and Village of Millbrook. Millbrook Historical Society. Read More
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
The Walkway is 1.25 miles long and 212 feet high, and connects Highland and Poughkeepsie. It's the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, providing magnificent birds' eye views of... Read More
Wassaic State MUA
Multiple Use Area - 488 /- Acres | Correspondence address and phone number: Stony Kill Farm - NYSDEC Bureau of Public Lands, Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, 845-831-8780... Read More
WaveCrest Art Studio
Open May 1st - October 30 7 days a week by Appointment   WaveCrest is a beautiful 19th century barn and grounds housing the art project entitled "The Singing Bowl:  Voices of the Enemy". ... Read More
Wheel and Heel
Bike rentals, repairs, sales & accessories, discounts, rides and events. Read More
Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club
Trap shooting every Wed, end of Jan.-mid. Oct. 4-9pm. Indoor pistol range, 3-D archery shooting events, indoor archery range. ATA Registered Trap Events. Activities vary; call for information. Read More
William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail
13-mile multi-use linear Dutchess County park. Park begins at the Hopewell Depot in East Fishkill, stretches through the towns of Wappinger, LaGrange and Poughkeepsie to the Walkway Over the Hudson... Read More
Winnakee Nature Preserve and Educational Arboretum
102-acre forested park with extensive carriage and hiking trails. New Educational Arboretum, with a guided walk through the woodland where FDR was mentored in forest management. Access free Arboretum app-based... Read More
Woody Guthrie Sloop
Wooden sailboat is a replica of a Hudson River ferry sloop. Reservations required. Free Read More

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