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, parasailing, 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
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
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... 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 Gardens
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
Reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740's Dutch barn and restored garden. Revolutionary War Headquarters of General von Steuben, birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati.... 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

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