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Outdoors 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, archery and skeet shooting.

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Appalachian Trail - The Harlem Valley AT Community

30 miles of the National Appalachian Scenic Trail passes through southeastern Dutchess, and includes 4,000 acres of protected parkland with hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and...

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Bannerman Castle

The ruins of this Scottish-style castle on the Hudson River was built in the early 1900s by Frank Bannerman, VI. to store military surplus items. The Pollepel shuttles you from Beacon Long Dock to the...

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DC Sports

Golf simulators, Mini Golf, Bumper boats, Sand Volleyball, Birthday Parties, video games. Winner Dutchess Tourism Family Entertainment Award of Distinction

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F. W. Vanderbilt Gardens Assoc. Inc.

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...

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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 Falls....

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Locust Grove Estate

183 acres, including 5 miles of carriage trails, vegetable gardens and perennial gardens. Stately trees, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Hudson River. Winner Dutchess Tourism History Award of...

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Mount Gulian Historic Site

Restored, in progress 19th century gardens with antique roses and peonies. Managed by an escaped slave for 40 years in the 1800's. Included in house tour. Winner Dutchess Tourism Outdoors Award of Distinction

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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

A former railroad bridge built in 1888, the Walkway spans 1.26 miles and stretches 212 feet above the majestic Hudson River. It's the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Enjoy a magnificent...

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Wilderstein Historic Site

With 40 beautiful acres, Wilderstein’s grounds are open year-round, daily from 9am until 4pm. There is no charge to walk the grounds and trails. Parking for the trails is available off Morton Road near...

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