Parks & Gardens

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.

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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

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

Dutchess Stadium

A Dutchess County park and home of the Hudson Valley Renegades, "The Dutch" opened in 1994 and holds 4,494 people. Venue also hosts concerts, festivals, and sporting events.  A state-of-the-art synthetic... 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

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

Locust Grove Estate

183 acres, including hiking trails, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. Stately trees, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Huidson River. 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

Mount Gulian Historic Site

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

The 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

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

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