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, parasailing, archery and skeet shooting.

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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
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
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
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
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 the... Read More

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