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
Bowdoin Park
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Boyce Park
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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
Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park
Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park is a hidden gem located in the Wheeler Hill Historic District of the Town of Wappinger. The grounds are open to the public daily for hiking and recreational... Read More
Depot Hill MUA
Multiple Use Area: 260 /- acres | Appalachian Trail | Correspondence address and phone: Stony Kill Farm - NYSDEC Bureau of Public Lands Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-831-8780 x309 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
Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill
One of the highest points in the Town of Rhinebeck with views of the Hudson River, the spires and silos of the surrounding countryside, the Catskill Mountains to the West, and the Taconic Mountains... 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

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