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.
Discover the ruins of this 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 from the Beacon Ins...
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 renown...
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...
Be inspired at Blithewood Garden, a classic example of a walled Italianate garden that was designed circa 1903 by Francis L. V. Hoppin. Situated on a steeply sloping bluff approximately 130 feet above...
Bowdoin is a picturesque, 301-acre park on the banks of the Hudson River in the Town of Poughkeepsie. There are scenic views, open areas for picnicking, an award-winning handicapped-accessible playgro...
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 D...
Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park
A hidden gem in the Wheeler Hill Historic District of the Town of Wappinger. Grounds are open daily for hiking and recreational activities. Carnwath is home to its 1850 pre-restoration mansion, Carnwa...
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
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. Dov...
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 ...
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 archite...
200-acre forest preserve and game refugee for camping (w/permit), picnicking, and pond for fishing. Hiking trails and firetower offering Hudson Valley views.
Ferncliff Forest Parking Lot off Mt. Ruste...