Hiking

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.

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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

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

DC Dept of Parks & Recreation

Did you know that Dutchess County has more than 70 trail systems totaling 250.5 miles? Many well known favorites such as the Dutchess Rail Trail and the Walkway Over the Hudson are included as well as... 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

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

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

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.... 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, and corporate... Read More

Historic Hyde Park Trail, NPS

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

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

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

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

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... 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 in... 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

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