Outdoor Recreation

In Dutchess, enjoying the outdoors is a way of life. Get back to nature and traverse just a sampling of our over 75 trail systems and nearly 200 parks. Make the most of the Hudson River Valley landscape with a hike, ride, flight, and more. Spend some time here to remember just how good it feels to be out in the open air.

In the Spotlight

Fall is a magical time in Dutchess County. Yellows, oranges and reds sweep the treetops, making it an ideal fall destination. Plan a roadtrip and take the scenic Taconic State Parkway. This stunning route opened in 1931 for "Sunday drivers" to enjoy the surrounding landscape, and is perfect for soaking in Mother Nature’s c...

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