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
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
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

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