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12501, Country Club, Amenia, Dutchess County, Hudson River Valley, environmentally-friendly, all-season resort, Berkshire Mountains, golf, equestrian, activities, hunting, hiking, biking, fishing, cross-county skiing, antiquing, Golf Course, Attractions Public Golf Course - Silo Ridge Country Club

845-373-8020 
  Silo Ridge Country Club is located at 4651 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501 in Dutchess County. Nestled in the Hudson River Valley, the planned Silo Ridge Resort is an environmentally-friendly residential community and resort. The all-season resort, featuring a 300-room hotel and located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Amenia, NY, is a place where residents and guests can enjoy golf, equestrian activities, hunting, hiking, biking, fishing, cross-county skiing, antiquing, fine dining and more. Press blue button for more information about Silo Ridge.

Golf Course Attractions
18-hole regulation length course
Championship tees = 6617 yards / par 72
Course rating / slope = 72.0 /133
Bent grass
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20 tees driving range
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12508, Beacon NY, FAA certified pilots, hot air balloon rides in the Hudson Valley, NY for over 36 years with a perfect safety record, heart of the Hudson valley, family outdoor adventure, Metro North train station in Beacon, Dutchess County Blue Sky Balloons

845-831-6917 
  Blue Sky Balloons is located at 99 Teller Ave, Beacon NY 12508, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Blue Sky Balloons operates FAA certified balloons by FAA certified pilots and has been providing hot air balloon rides in the Hudson Valley, NY for over 36 years with a perfect safety record.

We fly from the heart of the Hudson valley and are near New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We offer gift certificates, private rides, and accommodate group bookings. More than half our flights are gifts or celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays, or other special occasions such as engagement flights.

A great family outdoor adventure. Try man's oldest form of aviation. Flights are scheduled in the mornings just after sunrise and in the evenings just prior to sunset, We are located only a short drive from NYC and we can meet you at the Metro North train station in Beacon. Scheduling is done on a first come, first served basis, with October being our busiest month.

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Long Dock Park, Beacon Point Park, launching boats, arts, activities, popular attractions, perfect place to fish, Things To Do at Long Dock Park, Biking Trails, Boat Launch, Fishing, Kayaking & Canoeing, Winter Activities, Cross county skiing Long Dock Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

845 473 4440 
  Long Dock Park / Beacon Point Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "A critical 19th-century transportation link between New England and points west, Long Dock once contained a rail ferry terminal, warehouses and other buildings. More recently, it was home to an oil terminal, salt-storage facility and junkyard. All traces of its commercial and industrial past have been removed to create an exciting riverfront destination boasting a kayak pavilion and beach for launching boats, rehabilitated wetlands and meadows that attract wildlife, and the restored, historic Red Barn, now Scenic Hudson's River Center for arts and environmental-education activities. One of the most popular attractions in the park, at Long Dock's tip, is Beacon Point, a shoreline installation by renowned artist George Trakas. The work projects out over the river (at high tide, water actually flows through it), making this a perfect place to fish, sunbathe and admire magnificent vistas of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands."

Things To Do at Long Dock Park
Biking Trails | Bike Paths
Bird Watching | Nature Study
Boat Launch for kayaks & canoes
Fishing
Walking
Kayaking tours and rentals available
Picnicking
Food nearby

    Winter Activities at Long Dock Park / Beacon Point Park
    Cross Country Skiing (ungroomed trails)
    Snowshoeing (ungroomed trails)

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After a day of birding, boating, hiking, or fishing at Beacon Point Park, pack a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of several outstanding restaurants in Dutchess County.

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restaurants in Dutchess County, Things To Do,  Hudson River Valley, New York State, Park, Fishkill Creek, Beacon Shoreline Trail, Beacon train station, trails along the Fishkill Creek, scenic overlooks of Fishing Pier, Hiking / Walking Trails, Picnicking Madam Brett Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Madam Brett Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Madam Brett Park hugs Fishkill Creek, which played a prominent role in Beacon's development. Along it stood a gristmill owned by the park's namesake — Catheryna Rombout Brett (1687-1764), the first European settler in the present-day city. The mill was an important gathering place for farmers and Native Americans inhabiting both shores of the Hudson River hereabouts. In the 1800s, the creek powered a profusion of hat factories (including the Tioronda Hat Works, located in the brick building adjacent to the park), which earned Beacon the nickname "New York's Hat-Making Capital.

"Today the park provides a perfect place to explore the ecology of a vital Hudson River tributary and the tidal wetland at its mouth. Fishkill Marsh supports an extraordinary variety of wildlife. It furnishes a home for amphibians and aquatic mammals, including muskrats; serves as a hunting ground for ospreys, bald eagles and other raptors; and is a stopover for migratory birds. A boardwalk and observation platforms afford up-close discoveries of these and other creatures. A waterfall at the park's eastern end is especially impressive — and raucous — in spring or after heavy rains."

Things To Do at Madam Brett Park
Biking
Bird Watching
Fishing
Food nearby
Hiking / Walking Trails
Nature Study
Picnicking
Scenic Waterfall

    Winter Activities at Madam Brett Park
    Cross Country Skiing
    Snowshoeing

Special Attractions
Visit the waterfall at the park's eastern end in spring or after heavy rains.

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Spend the day or afternoon visiting Madam Brett Park. When it's time to eat, select from one of many excellent restaurants in Dutchess County.

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Birding, Hiking / Walking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, Scenic Views, hiking, walking, local farm in the Hudson Valley, restaurants in Dutchess, Hudson Highlands, Revolutionary War, Mount Beacon Park, City of Beacon, Town of Fishkill Mount Beacon "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Mount Beacon Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

Mount Beacon Park was created on land preserved by Scenic Hudson in the City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill. Totaling 234 acres, the parcels were purchased in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Mount Beacon towers above Beacon and Fishkill at the northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands.

From Scenic Hudson: Beacon, Dutchess County (234 acres) "The trail up Mount Beacon is steep, but occassional switchbacks make the aerobic workout manageable. The hike actually begins on a staircase following the course of the Beacon Incline Railway, in the early 20th century the world's steepest funicular and one of the Hudson Valley's prime tourist attractions. Observation platforms atop the stairs preview the treat awaiting those who reach the summit — sublime vistas stretching from the Hudson Highlands to the Catskill Mountains. After a rest, you can explore the ruins of the incline railway's powerhouse or follow a short trail leading to a monument commemorating a signal fire built atop the mountain during the Revolutionary War. It was one of many beacons, spanning from the Highlands into New Jersey, intended to warn of British troop movements. (This one gave the mountain and city their names.) The adventurous can hike to Scenic Hudson's adjacent Fishkill Ridge, whose rugged trails afford long-range glimpses of the Highlands and even Manhattan's skyline. And a mile from the summit is the newly restored Mount Beacon fire tower, where on a clear day you can see from the Big Apple to Albany. Mount Beacon Park is maintained in cooperation with the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society."

Things To Do at Mount Beacon Park
Birding | Bird Watching
Hiking Trail to Mount Beacon's summit. (One + miles up - for hikers with good endurance.)
Nature Study
Picnicking
Portable Toilets
Scenic Views

    Point of Interest
    Mount Beacon Park is a Revolutionary War reference.
Special Attraction at Mount Beacon Park
The Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society is working to return the ride that was destroyed in a 1983 fire.

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After a day of hiking, walking, or studying the wildlife, pack a picnic from the produce at a Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or dine at one of the many excellent restaurants in Dutchess County New York.

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 All Dutchess County Listingshyde park counties tourist tourism tour touring guide visit visiting travel traveler vacation holiday attractions sights sightsee places interest day tripper explore exploring

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Things To Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Campsites, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Camping, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Nature Trails, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Winter activities, boating, swimming, beautiful beach Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Dutchess County

845-225-7207 
  Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park is a wonderful park for outdoor enthusiasts. This 14,086-acre park, covering land in Putnam and Dutchess counties, boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic campground, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, and birding. On the hot days of summer, go swimming at the park's beautiful beach.

The park is also home to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center which provides high quality environmental programming. In the winter, you can enjoy the Fahnestock Winter Park that includes 15 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and an area for sledding.

The large beach at Canopus Lake is the jewel of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial Park. Its sandy shore and nearby picnic area are enjoyed by thousands of bathers. In addition to swimming, campers and day trippers can fish in or tour Canopus Lake by row boats which are available for rental by the hour or the day. Fishing by boat is permitted at Stillwater and Canopus Lakes. Fishing at both lakes and four ponds is excellent in all seasons for anglers seeking bass, pickerel, perch or brook and rainbow trout.

The scenic campground, formed along the park’s natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. The campground’s nature center houses environmental displays and a variety of touch boxes. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities. Movies are shown on Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of all campers.

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Campsites
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Showers
Swimming
Tent & Trailer Sites

    Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Ice Fishing
    Sledding
    Snowshoeing Trails

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rare species, views of the Hudson Highlands, wilderness, spot turkey vultures, bald eagles and falcons, Things To Do at Fishkill Ridge, Bird Watching, Challenging hiking trails, experienced hikers, Picnicking, Scenic views, birding, hiking, nature study Fishkill Ridge "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Fishkill Ridge
Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

At the northern gateway to the fabled Hudson Highlands, this rugged 1900-acre park is home to eagles, falcons and numerous rare species. Magnificent views of the Hudson Highlands — and even Manhattan's skyline — provide ample compensation for the rigors of hiking through this rugged terrain.

From Scenic Hudson: "Fishkill Ridge isn't suitable for a casual stroll, but if you feel like heading out into some true wilderness, it doesn't get any better than this. On the preserve's well-marked trails you can walk beside a stream to an impressive waterfall, scramble up rocks and step onto outcroppings affording some of the most breathtaking long-range vistas in the Hudson Highlands. For most of your trek you'll be so cocooned in nature that civilization and its stresses will fade from memory (though shops and restaurants in downtown Beacon await your return). Fishkill Ridge also is a great destination for exploring the Hudson Valley's geological past — the rounded boulders and bare summits encountered on your hike were sculpted by glaciers that passed through the region 12,000 years ago — and extraordinary birdlife, especially its large raptors. There's a good chance you'll spot turkey vultures, bald eagles and falcons engaged in aerial reconnaissance throughout your overland excursion."

Things To Do at Fishkill Ridge
Bird Watching for Eagles, Falcons, and rare species
Hiking trails - Challenging trails for experienced hikers
Picnicking at Fishkill Ridge
Scenic views from the highest peaks east of the Hudson River.

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Check Trail information - Trails are strenuous.

After a day of birding, hiking, nature study, and breathtaking views, enjoy a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of many excellent restaurants in Beacon Poughkeepsie or Rhinebeck in Dutchess County.

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12524, Fishkill Golf, miniature golf, 18 holes miniature golf, Fishkill Driving Range, Fishkill, Dutchess County, Hudson River Valley,  Golf Course, Attractions, Driving range, Practice greens, night play, Pro shop, Tees Public Golf Course - Golf Course & Driving Range - Miniature Golf

845-896-5220 
  Fishkill Golf Course & Driving Range is located at Routes 9 & I-84 in Fishkill, NY 12524 in historic Dutchess County. The Fishkill Golf Course was designed by Wilton Villetto, and the course opened in 1989.

Fishkill Golf Course also offers 18 holes of miniature golf.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
12-hole executive length golf course
Longest tees 2571 yards with a par of 41
Course rating/slope = 69.0/122
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Chipping and putting greens
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12524, Beach, Water Park, Fishkill, NY , Rides, Slides, HIT Entertainment, children’s entertainment, Bob the Builder, amusement, attraction SplashDown Beach Waterpark

845-897-9600 
  SplashDown Beach, "America's Biggest Little Water Park", is located at 16 Old Route 9 West, Fishkill, NY 12524, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley.

    Rides & Slides
    Bob the Builder Splash Works
    Bullet Bowl
    Humunga Half-Pipe
    Cowabunga Falls
    Pirate’s Plunge
    Pirate’s Revenge
    Monster Wave Pool
    Croc Creek
    Coconut Pool
    Shipwreck Lagoon
    Rock Beach
The word is Fishkill, NY—Mega Funworks Inc., dba SplashDown Beach Waterpark and HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading providers of high quality children’s entertainment, have entered into an agreement to develop the first permanent Bob the Builder™ amusement attraction in North America. Splash Works™,

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12533 Hudson River Valley private 18-Hole golf course Golfers Hudson-Valley clubs Private Golf Course - Branton Woods Golf Club

877-833-8559 
  Branton Woods Golf Club is located at 178 Stormville Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 in the Hudson River Valley. Branton Woods Golf Club is a fully private 18-hole golf course. Designed by Eric Bergstol, this picturesque beauty traverses the rolling hills; once a former bison farm. Golfers navigating the verdant fields, babbling streams, lush meadows and mountain foothills are always delighted.

Framed by breathtaking views of the Stormville Mountains, this Hudson Valley gem features wide open fairways and strategically-placed bunkers. Branton Woods captures the majesty of the landscape. When you visit, you will experience one of New York’s greatest private golf clubs. Press blue button for Photo Tour, Course Specs, Amenities, Video and more about Branton Woods.

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12533 Dutchess County Hudson River Valley Public Golf Course Berkshires Hudson-Valley
views Scorecard Course Layout Group Clinics Public Golf Course - Beekman Country Club

845-226-7700 
  Beekman Country Club is located at 11 Country Club Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Beekman is in Dutchess County in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Beekman is a 27-hole Public Golf Course designed by Cortlandt Fish, is located where the foothills of the Berkshires begin to rise from the Hudson Valley. Press blue button for scorecard, course layout, group clinics and the Beekman Country Club website.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
Three nine hole sections that play as three separate 18's
Blue tees = 2667 yards / par 72
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12533, Golf Course, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, Attractions, Golf only facility, 9-hole, regulation Public Golf Course - Dogwood Knolls Golf Course

845-226-7317 
  Dogwood Knolls Golf Course is located at 722 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 in Dutchess County. "Open year round and has a very friendly staff".

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
9-hole regulation length course
Forward tees = 3106 / 36 par
Course rating/slope = 36.8/112
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12538, Garden, Hyde Park NY, landscape gardener, gardens, Rockefeller's Eyrie Garden in Maine,  great gardens of the world,18th century house, National Park Service, local artisans, History, Events, Gallery Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield

845-889-8851 
  The Beatrix Farrand Garden Association is located at 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. "Beatrix Farrand was a landscape gardener whose work defined the American taste in gardens throughout the first half of the 20th century. For generations, gardens consisted of tender and annual plants set out each year in elaborately shaped beds cut into lawn. Farrand joined the likes of England's Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson in championing the use of perennial plants in combinations based upon color harmony, bloom sequence and texture. This was the birth of the mixed border that is standard in gardens today.

"Beatrix Farrand's work represents the very epitome of her craft. As such, she was sought after by the most powerful individuals and institutions of her day. While most of her gardens have been lost to time, notable exceptions include the Rockefeller's Eyrie Garden in Maine, large portions of the Princeton and Yale campuses, and Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C., indisputably one of the great gardens of the world.

"This rarified context should give present-day visitors to the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield a better sense of the treasure that lies within its fieldstone walls. Bellefield, an elegant 18th century house remodeled by famed architects McKim, Mead and White for Thomas and Sarah Newbold, now serves as the headquarters for the National Park Service.

"The restoration has resulted in a stunning display of perfectly composed borders - pink; white; blush, cream and grey; and mauve and purple - set off by vine-traced walls and clipped hemlock hedges. Thanks to a recent grant from the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, a third and final garden gate has been created using Farrand's own working drawings. This magnificent oak door, replete with elaborate Arts & Crafts style hardware, was handmade by local artisans, and is now installed at Bellefield."

The Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield is open to the public free of charge.

    Hours are 7 days a week, 7am to sunset.
    Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.

Press blue button for the complete text on this page and for News, History, Events, Gallery, and more about the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association.

"During the growing season, we can be found working in the garden every Tuesday morning. Please stop by for a visit."

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12540, Links at Union Vale Golf, LaGrangeville, Dutchess County,  Hudson Valley, New York City, southern Dutchess County, links-style course, Stephen Kay, Best New Public Golf Coursec, top 100 courses, USGA,
18-hole links-style course Public Golf Course - The Links at Union Vale

845-223-1000 
  The Links at Union Vale is located at 153 North Parliman Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540 in Dutchess County. Located less than 90 minutes north of New York City in southern Dutchess County, this remarkable links-style course is reminiscent of the famous links courses of Ireland and Scotland. Designed by Stephen Kay with distinct and memorable features of water, potbunkers and natural hazards complemented by bent and fescue grasses, The Links at Union Vale opened to the public in 2000, and was rated the Best New Public Golf Course of the Year by Suburban Golf Magazine. The Links at Union Vale was ranked #17 in the top 100 courses in New York State by Golf Magazine (September 2008).

The course rides lightly on top of a rolling landscape, with sweeping views of the lush Hudson Valley countryside. Selected twice by the USGA to host the US Amateur sectional qualifier, this championship course is engaging and challenging, yet still enjoyable for all levels of golfers. Press blue button to book a tee time or for more about The Links at Union Vale.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
18-hole regulation length course
6839 yards / par 72
Course rating / slope = 72.6 /128/
bent and Fescue grass
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12545, Rink, Public Skating, Ice Skating, Skate Sharpening Bontecou Rink at Millbrook School "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

845-677-8261 
  Bontecou Rink is located at the Millbrook School, School Road (Rt. 44), Millbrook NY 12545, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Call school for Public Skating schedule.

Ice Skating
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12545, Garden, Millbrook NY, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, public garden, Chinese landscape design, American garden Innisfree Garden

845-677-8000 
  Innisfree Garden is located at 362 Tyrell Road, Millbrook NY 12545, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Innisfree is a 150-acre public garden in which the ancient art of Chinese landscape design has been reinterpreted to create, without recourse to imitation, a unique American garden.

At Innisfree the visitor strolls from one three-dimensional picture to another. Streams, waterfalls, terraces, retaining walls, rocks, and plants are used not only to define areas but also to establish tension or motion. The 40-acre lake is glacial, most of the plant material is native, and the rocks have come from the immediate forest.

Press blue button for brochures, photos, and more about Innisfree Garden.

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12545, Golf, Tennis Club, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, north of Manhattan, golf course, golfing, Attractions, 18-hole regulation length course Private Golf Course - Millbrook Golf and Tennis

845-677-3135 
  Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club is located at 103 Route 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 in Dutchess County. Millbrook is a family oriented club whose members are all local residents in this beautiful area of the Hudson Valley, 90 miles north of Manhattan. The Club is seasonal, open from May through October. The challenging nine hole/eighteen tee golf course, six Har-Tru tennis counts and 25 yard swimming pool are enjoyed by all members and the Club. Press blue button for more about golfing at Millbrook Golf.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf and Tennis facility
9 and 18-hole courses
Longest tees = 5801 yards / par 71
Course rating / slope = 68.7/ 132
Greens = Bent grass
Guests = closed
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12546, Millerton, NY, deer hunting, turkey hunting, Rudd Pond Area, Things To Do at Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area, Beach, Biking, Boating, Boat Launch, Boat rentals, Campsites, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area

518-789-3059 
  Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area is located at 59 Rudd Pond Road, Millerton, NY 12546 in Dutchess County in the Northern Hudson Valley. The park is located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range. Two developed areas, Copake Falls and Rudd Pond, offer an extensive trail system with terrain that varies from easy to challenging, offering spectacular views.

Rudd Pond has 15 tent sites and 26 tent platform sites, each providing campers with grand views of the ridge, pond, and nearby countryside. Enjoy boating on the scenic 64 acre pond. Visitors who possess regional boating permits are also welcome to launch their own rowboats, canoes, or kayaks. A variety of fish, including bass, sunfish and pickerel, inhabit the pond and fishing is permitted with a New York State Freshwater Fishing License. In the winter months, visitors can ice skate and fish on the pond, conditions permitting.

In season both deer hunting and turkey hunting are permitted in designated areas. A New York State hunting license is required. Please be aware that Taconic State Park property encompasses land in both Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

Press blue button for more about camping, boating, hunting, and required licenses at Rudd Pond Area in Taconic State Park.

Things To Do at Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area
Beach
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Boating
Boat Launch
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Campsites
Fishing
Grills
Hiking
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Picnic Tables
Showers
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    Winter Activities
    Ice Fishing
    Ice Skating

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12564, Dutcher Golf, Golf Course, Pawling, Dutchess County, Golf Course Attractions, 9-hole regulation, Oldest public course in US, Oldest course, Putting green Municipal Golf Course - Dutcher Golf Course

845-855-9845 
  Dutcher Golf Course is located at 135 East Main Street, Pawling NY 12564, in Dutchess County, NY. John Dutcher was the architect for Dutcher Golf Course, opened in 1890. Dutcher is the oldest municipal course in United States.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
9-holes
4506 yards from the longest tees, par 34
Greens = Bent grass
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12567, Thomas Carvel, Carvel Country Club, Pine Plains, Dutchess County, 18-hole course, Golf Course, Attractions Public Golf Course - Thomas Carvel Country Club

518-398-7101 
  Thomas Carvel Country Club is located at Ferris Road in Pine Plains, Dutchess County, NY 12567. Carvel Country Club was originated by the founder of Carvel Ice Cream. The 18-hole course at the Thomas Carvel Country Club facility in Pine Plains, New York has well maintained greens; and features 7100 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
18-hole regulation length course
7100 yards / par 73
Course rating /slope = 73.5 / 127
Blue grass
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12569, State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY, golf course, picnic areas, sports complex, James Baird Golf Course, Things To Do, Basketball, Hiking, Picnic, Playground, Nature Center, Softball, Tennis, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing James Baird State Park

845-452-1489 
  James Baird State Park, a 590-acre park, is located at 14 Maintenance Lane, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 in Dutchess County. The park is situated on farmland once owned by James Baird, a contractor and engineer whose firm constructed the Lincoln Memorial. In 1939 James Baird donated the 590 acres of land to New York State under the stipulation that it be known as James Baird State Park.

Work began on the park and golf course in 1940. Construction continued intermittently during World War II and the James Baird State Park Golf Course was officially opened in 1948.

James Baird State Park has much to offer. There are spacious open and wooded picnic areas and two picnic pavilions which can accommodate up to 300 people each by reservation. There is also a sports complex where visitors enjoy playing basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Additionally there is a playground and a nature center. Open summer weekends, the nature center loans recreational equipment and offers nature programs. Outdoor enthusiasts will find the seven miles of scenic wooded trails ideal for hiking in the warm months and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime.

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Things To Do at James Baird State Park
Basketball
Birding
Golf
Hiking
Nature Center
Picnic Pavilions
Picnic Tables
Playground
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

    Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Snowshoeing

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12569, James Baird, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, Robert Trent Jones, 18-hole golf course, golf course,  golfers, Hudson Valley, Golf Course Attractions, 18-hole regulation, Park Attractions Public Golf Course - James Baird Golf Course

845-452-1489 
  James Baird State Park is located at 14 Maintenance Lane, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 in Dutchess County. Nationally renowned golf architect, Robert Trent Jones designed a scenic, fairly flat 18-hole golf course on this large tract of farmland in Pleasant Valley. To golfers' delight, the par 5, 13th hole is one of the most challenging in the Hudson Valley. A full service restaurant overlooks the golf course and is open to both golfers and the general public. Press blue button for additional course information, photos, and more about James Baird State Park and Golf Course.

Golf Course Attractions
18-hole regulation length course
Forward / Regulation / Championship
Par 73 / 71 / 71
Slope 117 / 123 / 126
Rating 66.2 / 69.4 / 71.2
Yardage 5541 / 6201/ 6800
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Driving range
Lessons
Practice putting greens
Pro Shop
Snack bar at 1st and 10th holes
Restaurant
Riding cart rental

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Sports complex
Hiking trails
Cross Country Skiing
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12601, Ice Arena, hockey and skating programs, Freestyle Program, Figure Skating Club, Learn to Play Hockey, Ice Rink Activities, Ice Hockey, Ice Hockey Lessons, Ice Skating Lessons, Pro Shop, Public Skating, Speed Skating McCann Ice Arena "Ice Skating - Ice Hockey"

845-454-5800 
  The McCann Ice Arena is located at 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. The McCann Ice Arena provides hockey and skating programs to the community and is an affiliate of the New York Rangers hockey team.

Programs include.

    Freestyle Program
    Skaters will learn freestyle skating and moves in the field through the USFSA test structure. Daily curriculum will include on-ice instruction in free skating technique, such as jumping, spinning, moves in the field, creative movement, technical turning and elements of school figures. Off-ice training will include classes in dance and fitness/conditioning, including Pilates.

    Dutchess Figure Skating Club
    The goals of the club are to promote the sport of figure skating, to promote sportsmanship and to provide skaters the opportunity to test within the USFS.

    Learn to Play Hockey
    Learn what it takes to be a Blueshirt. The Future Rangers program provides a solid foundation in all the fundamental skating and hockey skills that a Ranger needs. All you need to start is your True Blue spirit.

Ice Activities and Attractions
Birthday Parties
Clinics and Camp
Pro Shop

    Ice Skating
    Figure Skating
    Freestyle Program
    Ice Skating Lessons
    Public Skating
    Speed Skating

    Ice Hockey
    Ice Hockey
    Ice Hockey Lessons

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12601, cultural, Mair Hall, McCann Ice Arena, competitive figure skating, ice hockey, ice slots, group and private lesson, public skating sessions, concerts, trade shows/expos, banquets, theater shows, parties/dances Mid-Hudson Civic Center

845-454-5800 
  The Mid-Hudson Civic Center is located at 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. The Mid-Hudson Civic Center is a private, not-for-profit community organization dedicated to providing cultural, recreational and educational opportunities to the Hudson Valley. It is a dual venue comprised of Mair Hall and McCann Ice Arena. Mair Hall is a 15,475 square foot space with the capacity to host 3,050 seated spectators and large expos and trade shows.

The McCann Ice Arena serves youth organizations, leagues and individuals for both recreational and competitive figure skating and ice hockey, and offers ice slots, group and private lesson, public skating sessions and private parties.

The Mid-Hudson Civic Center is capable of hosting a wide variety of events, including: concerts, trade shows/expos, banquets, theater shows, meetings/conferences, assemblies, family events, and parties/dances.

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12603, McCann, Golf Course, public golf course, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, 18-hole course, Hudson Valley, Golf, Attractions, Best Golf Course, Hudson Valley, Attractions, Golf only facility Municipal Golf Course - Mc Cann Memorial Golf Course

845-471-3917 
  McCann Memorial Golf Course is a public golf course, located at 155 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 in Dutchess County. McCann is an 18-hole course originally built in 1972 and designed by architect William Mitchell. The course was redesigned in 2001 by Stephen Kay. Press blue button for course rates, scorecard, course layout and more.

McCann Memorial Golf Course is rated:
4 Stars in "Places to Play" by Golf Digest
Best Golf Course Hudson Valley 2007 by Hudson Valley Magazine

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
18-hole regulation length course
Championship tees = 6524 yards / par 72
Course rating / slope = 71.7 / 126
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12601 Poughkeepsie Casperkill's public golf courses Hudson River Highlands Dutchess County four stars  Golf Digest online tee times range programs Public Golf Course - Casperkill Golf Club

845-463-0900 
  Casperkill Golf Club is located at 2320 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Casperkill's public golf course, built in 1944, was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course graciously makes use of the rolling hills with elevated tees, manicured valley fairways and well-bunkered, terraced greens that make each round a new challenge.

Set in the rolling countryside of the Hudson River Highlands of Dutchess County, the Casperkill Golf Club offers the ideal golf experience. We offer a classic Robert Trent Jones challenge, rated four stars by Golf Digest. You will understand why after playing here amidst tranquil ponds, magnificent ancient oaks, and the meandering Casperkill Creek. Press blue button for rates, online tee times, range programs and more.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
18-hole championship golf course
6690 yards / par 72
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12602 9-hole College-Hill William F. Mitchell, ASGCA Public Golf Course - College Hill Golf Course

845-486-9112 
  The College Hill Golf Course is located at 41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602. The 9-hole College Hill Golf Course features 2600 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34. The course rating is 32.2 and it has a slope rating of 111. Designed by William F. Mitchell, ASGCA, the College Hill golf course opened to the public in 1933.

Golf Course Attractions
9-hole golf course
Back tees = 2600 yards / par 34
Course rating/slope = 32.2/111
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Dress code
Golf carts (electric carts available)Greens = Bent grass
Fairways = Poa annua grass
Lessons
Pro shop
Pull cart rental
Putting green
Riding cart rental
Walking the course allowed

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12604, Vassar Golf, Golf Course, Poughkeepsie, NY, Dutchess County, 9-hole course, public golf course, Vassar College, walking course, Vassar Golf, Golf Course Attractions, Golf only facility Public Golf Course - Vassar Golf Course

914-473-9838 
  Vassar Golf Course is located at 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 in Dutchess County. Vassar Golf Course is a 9-hole public golf course situated on the beautiful Vassar College campus. Established in 1930, the course offers a scenic 2,500 yard layout with beautiful mature trees, character and charm. Vassar is a very enjoyable walking course; however, golf carts are available. Press blue button for more about Vassar Golf.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
9-hole regulation length course
Longest tees = 2790 yards / par 34
Course rating / slope = 35.5 / 113
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12601State Historic Park, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, nationwide railway network, new state park, Hudson River, history, maps, activities, Poughkeepsie NY Dutchess County, Highland NY Ulster County Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park

845-454-9649 
  "On October 3, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson opened the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,678 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

"The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was built in the late 19th century to link New York and New England to an extensive, nationwide railway network. For decades, it was a major rail corridor for both freight and passengers.

"After a fire in 1974, the bridge was abandoned and sat for decades as an oprhaned relic. This brand new park was made possible due to the unwavering commitment of the community, who, through a non-profit organization called Walkway Over the Hudson, forged a public private partnership involving the State of New York, the federal government, neighboring municipalities, private corporations and other not for profit groups. The amazing result of this wonderful partnership is a brand new state park, now open for all to enjoy."

    The park offers interpretive signs and a Talkway Over the Walkway cell phone tour.
    The park closes as sunset. Please visit sunrisesunset.com to plan your trip.
    There are two entrances to the park, one on either side of the Hudson River
Press blue button for hours of operation, directions, history, maps, amenities and activities and more about the Walway Over The Hudson - Entrances to Walkway Over the Hudson are located in Poughkeepsie NY 12601 in Dutchess County, and in Highland NY, Ulster County.
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12571, Miniature Golf Course, 18 holes, Red Hook, NY, 18 par-three holes plays beautifully, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course Minature Golf Course at Ro-Lin Lanes

845-876-6300 
  Miniature Golf Course, offering 18 holes, at Ro-Lin is located at 3974 Route 9G, Red Hook, NY 12571 in Dutchess County.

From Minature Golf at Ro-Lin Lanes: "Our golf course was custom designed and constructed for us by Harris Mini-Golf in 1995. They are a professional firm that specializes in spectacular world-class courses. They have built fine courses from Maine to Florida to Texas and everywhere in between. The skill of their design is evident on each hole of our magnificent mini-golf course. Recently, our course was recarpeted to bring it to a better-than-new condition. Each of the 18 par-three holes plays beautifully. Water hazards and traps are numerous and add to the challenging experience. Kids love the waterfall, ponds, and stream continually running for the net to retrieve an errant put. Nature lovers are impressed by the wide variety of the lush landscaping. Our golf course is open from May through October."

Press blue button for rates and more about this 18 hole Miniature Golf Course.

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Arcade
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Miniature Golf Course (18 hole miniature golf course)

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Things To Do, National Historic Landmark District, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Catskill Mountains, Attractions, Birding, Walking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, Scenic Views, hiking, picnic, local farms Hudson Valley, restaurants in Dutchess New York Poets' Walk Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Poets' Walk
Red Hook, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "The rolling fields and quiet woodlands have inspired generations of writers and artists. This 120-acre park is nestled in the region's famous National Historic Landmark District and offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Catskill Mountains. A visit to this property by Washington Irving is said to have inspired his classic story "Rip Van Winkle".

"The park itself is buffered on all sides by 780-acres of private lands under Scenic Hudson conservation easements that insure the landscape's protection from development.

"Red Hook, Dutchess County (120 acres)—In 1849 members of the Astor and Delano families, who lived on adjacent estates, commissioned German-born landscape architect Hans Jacob Ehlers to make improvements on these grounds. The classic wooded vistas, sunlit fields and thick forest were the main focus of Ehlers' vision for the property. He fashioned a series of "outdoor rooms," using stands of foliage and stone walls to break up the landscape, which includes rolling meadows, forests, and a ravine. Ehlers also created a shaded, streamside path, dubbed Poets' Walk in honor of Washington Irving and other literary figures who reputedly strolled here. (Legend has it that Irving came up with the idea for "Rip Van Winkle" here while gazing at the distant but very prominent Catskill Mountains, site of his protagonist's decades-long sleep.) Today, the park features two miles of trails through woods and rolling meadows with rustic cedar pavilions, footbridges, and benches. The park is buffered on all sides by 780 acres of private lands under conservation easements that ensure the landscape's protection from development."

Attractions at Poets' Walk
Two miles of trails through woods and open fields, magnificent setting for landscape artists, and rustic cedar pavilions.

Things To Do at Poets' Walk
Birding | Bird Watching
Hiking / Walking Trails
Nature Study
Picnicking
Scenic Views

    Winter Activities at Poets' Walk
    Cross Country Skiing
    Snowshoeing

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After a day of hiking, walking, or studying the wildlife, pack a picnic from the produce at Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or dine at one of the many excellent restaurants in Dutchess New York.

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12571, Lanes, bowling center, bowling lanes, Red Hook, NY, Things To Do, Bowling coupons, Bumper bowling for children, League bowling, Open bowling, Parties (kids birthday parties), Kids Attractions, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, Arcade Ro-Lin Lanes

845-876-6300 
  Go bowling at Ro-Lin Lanes, a bowling center offering 20 bowling lanes, located at 3974 Route 9G, Red Hook, NY 12571 in Dutchess County.

From Ro-Lin Lanes: "We are a 20 lane Bowling Center in Red Hook. We have an 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, full size Redemption Arcade, Snack, bar, service bar, and Pro Shop. Come in and bowl any day Thursday or Friday. We offer Birthday Parties on Saturday and Sunday afternoons."

Things To Do
Birthday Parties (parties for kids and adults)
Bowling coupons
Bowling lanes (20)
Bowling leagues
Bumper bowling for children
Open bowling
Pro Shop
Rock N Bowl

    Refreshments
    Lounge
    Snack Bar

    Kids Attractions
    Arcade
    Bowling
    Miniature Golf Course (18 hole miniature golf course)

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12571, Dutchess County,  Hudson Valley, 18-hole,18 hole semi-private, golfers, Golf Course, Attractions, Golf Course Attractions, Practice Range, Red Hook Golf, Golf Club Semi-Private Golf Course - Red Hook Golf Club

845-758-8652 
  The Red Hook Golf Club is located on Route 199 in Red Hook, NY 12571 in Dutchess County. Red Hook was established in 1931 as a 9-hole course and later expanded to an 18-hole course. The Red Hook Golf Club is an 18 hole semi-private facility which presents a challenging test for golfers of all levels. The course has been used as a qualifying site for golfers aspiring to the Dutchess County Amateur Championship. As evaluated in 2006 by the Metropolitan Golf Association, the course plays to the following ratings:

Blue Tees: slope 135; 6519 yards; 71.9
White Tees: slope 132; 6134 yards; 70.1
Red Tees: slope 120; 5155 yards, 70.7
Gold Tees: slope 122/116; 5244 yards; 71.2/68.7

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Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
18-hole regulation length course
Blue tees = 6519 yards / par 72
Course rating / slope = 71.9 / 135
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Pro shopRestaurant
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restaurants in Rhinebeck, winter activities, sledding, cross-country skiing, Shawangunk Ridge, Catskill and Taconic mountains, Stissing Mountain, bird-watching, park, Things To Do, Birding, Cross-County Skiing, Hiking, Picnicking Burger Hill "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Burger Hill Park
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

Burger Hill's seventy-six-acres of open meadows and rural, scenic beauty are perfect for bird-watching. The park is protected by a Scenic Hudson conservation easement and is owned by Winnakee Land Trust.

From Scenic Hudson: "A half-mile trail leads uphill through open meadows abounding with birds to a 550-foot hilltop affording panoramic vistas stretching from the Berkshires to the Catskills. In winter Burger Hill is one of the region's prime sledding destinations. Scenic Hudson originally protected the parkland, now owned by the Winnakee Land Trust."

Things To Do at Burger Hill Park
Bird Watching
Picnicking
Walking
    Winter Activities at Burger Hill
    Cross Country Skiing
    Sledding
    Snowshoeing

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When its time to eat, after a wonderful day of birding, hiking, or relaxing in the this beautiful park, pack a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of many excellent restaurants in Rhinebeck.

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12580, State Park, marina, camping sites, hiking trails, Ogden Mills, Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park, camping, boat launch ramp, activities and attractions, Things To Do, Biking, Boat Launches, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Mills Norrie State Park (Margaret Lewis Norrie)

845-889-4646 
  Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park is located at Staatsburg NY 12580, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location. The park's marina as well as its camping sites are extremely popular, as are the numerous hiking trails.

Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park adjoins Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park and together, comprise more than 1,000-acres. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park offers a full menu of exhilarating recreational opportunities and activities for visitors of all ages.

A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location for camping. A marina consisting of slip space and a boat launch ramp is a popular area within the park. Press blue button for directions, and more about the activities and attractions available at Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park.

Things To Do
Biking
Boat Launches
Cabins Campsites
Dockage
Fishing
Golf Grills
Hiking
Marina (Marina Pump Out Stations)
Nature Trails
Pavilions
Picnic Tables
Powerboats
Scenic Views
Showers (Accessible)
Tent/Trailer Sites

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing
    Snowshoeing Trails

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12580, Staatsburg NY, Mills Memorial State Park, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Dinsmore Public Golf Course, best hiking in the hudson valley, walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, views of the Hudson River, History Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park

845-889-4646 
  Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park is located at Old Post Road, Staatsburg NY 12580 in Dutchess County. The Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills State Park adjoins Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and together, comprise more than one thousand acres.

Mills Memorial State Park is the home of Staatsburgh State Historic Site and the Dinsmore Public Golf Course. The Mills Park also offers some of the best hiking in the hudson valley with many trails that weave through the grounds of both Mills and Norrie State Parks, ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Visitors can see exquisite views of the Hudson River that runs directly along the parks' western boundaries.

A Bit of History
Staatsburgh State was the elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills. Sitting atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, their house is a fine example of a great estate built by America's financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age (1876 - 1917). Also known as the American Renaissance, this period in American history was marked by America's rapid economic growth and emergence as a world power.

    Darius Ogden Mills, father of Ogden Mills, established the family fortune by investing in banks, railroads and mines. Ogden Mills, like his father, was a noted financier and philanthropist. In 1882 he married Ruth Livingston, whose family had been prominent landowners in the Hudson Valley since the 17th century. In the 1890s Mr. & Mrs. Mills commissioned the prestigious New York City architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White to remodel and enlarge their home. Work began in 1895 and when completed in 1896, the house had been transformed from a 25-room Greek Revival style home into a Beaux-Arts mansion of 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms. Although the interior was lavishly decorated, mostly in the styles of 17th and 18th-century France, many architectural features of the earlier Livingston home such as the trims, moldings and many of the fireplaces had been preserved. This melding of grandeur and heritage is characteristic of the American Renaissance period.

    Owning five homes, the Mills family resided in their Staatsburg home primarily in the fall and entertained as many as 80 guests at a time. The home and surrounding property was passed to their son, Ogden Livingston Mills in 1929. After his death in 1937 his sister Gladys Mills Phipps inherited the property and in 1938 donated the house and 192-acres of the estate to the State of New York as a memorial to her parents. Today the elegant mansion, restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance, is open for tours, and the house and grounds offer special events throughout the year.

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Things To Do at Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park
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12580, Dinsmore Golf, Hyde Park, NY, Dutchess County, 18-hole course, beautiful Hudson River, Catskill Mountains, oldest golf course, Scenic hiking trails, camping, Golf Course, Attractions, Mills Mansion State Historic Site Public Golf Course - Dinsmore Golf Course

845-889-4071 
  Dinsmore Golf Course is located at 199 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580 in Dutchess County. This scenic 18-hole course offers a panoramic view of the beautiful Hudson River and majestic Catskill Mountains. It is the third oldest golf course in the country. Built as a private 9-hole course in the 1890s, it was an amenity to the estates of the Dinsmore, Hoyt and Mills families. The original course, which is now the south nine, was expanded to 18 holes in 1962 and was designed by Roland Stafford.

The 988-acre park includes the Mills Mansion State Historic Site. Scenic hiking trails and old carriage roads border the river. There is a marina with transient dockage and an environmental center, as well as camping and cabin facilities.

Golf Course Attractions
18-hole regulation length course
Longest tees = 5719 yards / par 70
Course rating/slope = 68/107
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12580, Historic Site, Staatsburg NY, Ogden Mills, great estate, History, mansion, tours, activities, Things To Do at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Biking, Group Tours, Hiking, Historic House, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing Staatsburgh "State Historic Site"

845-889-8851 
  Staatsburgh State Historic Site is located at Old Post Road, Staatsburg NY 12580 in Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Staatsburgh is the elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills. Sitting atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, their house is a fine example of a great estate built by America's financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age (1876 - 1917). Also known as the American Renaissance, this period in American history was marked by America's rapid economic growth and emergence as a world power. Darius Ogden Mills, father of Ogden Mills, established the family fortune by investing in banks, railroads and mines. Ogden Mills, like his father, was a noted financier and philanthropist. In 1882 he married Ruth Livingston, whose family had been prominent landowners in the Hudson Valley since the 17th century. In 1890, Ruth Livingston Mills inherited her childhood home and property which had once belonged to her great-grandfather, Morgan Lewis, the third governor of New York State.

A Bit of History
In the 1890s Mr. & Mrs. Mills commissioned the prestigious New York City architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White to remodel and enlarge their home. Work began in 1895 and when completed in 1896, the house had been transformed from a 25-room Greek Revival style home into a Beaux-Arts mansion of 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms. Although the interior was lavishly decorated, mostly in the styles of 17th and 18th-century France, many architectural features of the earlier Livingston home such as the trims, moldings and many of the fireplaces had been preserved. This melding of grandeur and heritage is characteristic of the American Renaissance period. Owning five homes, the Mills family resided in their Staatsburg home primarily in the fall and entertained as many as 80 guests at a time. The home and surrounding property was passed to their son, Ogden Livingston Mills in 1929. After his death in 1937 his sister Gladys Mills Phipps inherited the property and in 1938 donated the house and 192 acres of the estate to the State of New York as a memorial to her parents.

Today the elegant mansion, restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance, is open for tours and the house and grounds offer special events throughout the year.

Press blue button for directions, fees and rates, hours of operation, activities, and more about Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

Things To Do at Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Biking
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Gift Shop
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Historic House
Interpretive Signs (Accessible)
Picnic Area (Accessible)
Scenic Views (Accessible)

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing

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12594, Golf Club, Wingdale, Dutchess County, Golf Course Attractions, Golf Course, Attractions, 9-hole, regulation length course, Putting green Semi-private Golf Course - Harlem Valley Golf Club

845-832-9957 
  Harlem Valley Golf Club is located at the foothills of the Berkshires at 109 Wheeler Road (Route 22) Wingdale, NY 12594 in Dutchess County. Our challenging 9-hole, semi-private golf club designed by Donald Ross in 1928, is open to the public most weekdays and afternoons on weekends and holidays.

With two sets of tees, the course totals 5983 yards. With 3007 yards from the front tees and 2976 yards from the back tees, our par 70 layout is a pleasure for all levels of golfers. Press blue button for more information about Harlem Valley Golf Club.

Golf Course Attractions
Golf only facility
9-hole regulation length course
Open to public after 12 noon
Front tees = 3007 yards / par 70
Course rating / slope = 67.9 / 119
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Dutchess County
Hudson Valley

Are you looking for things to do in Dutchess County? Enjoy a family day-trip to one of the many beautiful parks along the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound. Go biking, hiking, fishing, or boating at one of the beautiful ponds or lakes at a Dutchess County park. On the hot days of summer, cool off in one of the many swimming pools and beaches available throughout Dutchess County.

If you are looking for good outdoor activities in Dutchess County, there are many things to do. Dutchess County is flush with parks, hiking trails, nature trails, and amazing historic sites . Both children and adults enjoy learning about the history of the Hudson Valley. Tour the historic sites of Westchester and Dutchess County, up through the northern Hudson Valley counties of Albany and Rensselaer.

Autumn in the Hudson Valley is spectacular; especially as leaves begin to turn to red, golden yellow, and rich shades of cranberry and plum. Be sure to surprise the children, including even the older kids, with a day-out of apple, berry, or pumpkin picking. Or, take a scenic drive into the countryside and walk in the beautiful parks and on the scenic trails of the Hudson Valley.

In autumn, the backdrop of breathtaking fall colors enhances a hike on the hiking trails in and around Dutchess County. Explore the many parks offering playgrounds and picnicking for the whole family. Select outdoor activities in Dutchess County. Dutchess offers many things to do with children, as well as fun activities for singles, or family activities. Visit Dutchess's parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, biking trails, and much more; all very beautiful and abundant in Dutchess County.

If you enjoy golf, find golf courses in Dutchess County. For the younger children in the family, try miniature golf courses. And remember, activity is good for everyone!

Activity is for Everyone
Healthy living and physical fitness are closely connected. Being physically fit not only helps people live healthy lives; it also helps people live longer. People who make physical activity and exercise a part of their daily lives when they are young are more likely to keep it in their lives, as they grow older and benefit from it throughout their lifespan. Physical activity is any movement that spends energy. Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is structured and planned.

Exercise offers other benefits, including strengthened muscles, increased flexibility, and stronger bones. Regular activity also promises mental-health benefits, like relieving stress and anxiety. It can help you sleep better and renew your energy.

Virtually everyone benefits from physical activity and exercise. However, every few years, surveys confirm the well-known fact that most people aren't active enough. While many children engage in physical activity, the amount of physical activity and exercise they get as they grow into adolescents usually declines. In fact, many researchers believe that physical inactivity is a national health problem that can increase the risk of illness and disease.

It is widely accepted by the health community that doing some kind of physical activity or exercise on a regular basis helps to increase strength and flexibility, improve endurance, control weight, increase bone mass, and improve self-esteem. Exercise also reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and the risk of developing high blood pressure.

The best way to keep physical activity and exercise a permanent part of one's life is to make it fun and enjoyable. If people are given different options of what they can do and have easy access to those options, they are more likely to participate in physical activity and exercise. This allows people to have a positive attitude toward physical fitness. It's also helpful if people are knowledgeable about the rewards of physical activity and exercise.

Physical activity and exercise benefits both the body and the mind in numerous ways. Activity options include team and individual sports, walking, gardening, dancing, and even doing everyday household chores.

Benefits of Exercise and Physical Fitness
It is generally accepted that exercise improves health and well-being. Physical activity doesn't need to be strenuous for a person to enjoy benefits to health. However, by sensibly increasing physical activity - you increase your health benefits. Exercise also believed to increase endorphins, a protein in the brain that act as the body's natural pain reliever.

Exercise and Physical Fitness Concepts

    Cardiovascular Fitness
    Cardiovascular fitness is improved by aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise improves cardiovascular health as it typically uses the body's largest groups of muscles (the legs) continually which makes a person need more oxygen. Exercise increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and improves the efficiency of the cardiovascular system. Examples of aerobic exercise include running, walking fast, biking, and dancing. Cardiovascular or aerobic activity also strengthens the heart and lungs.

    Regular activity and exercise make for a healthier heart. A healthy heart enhances the efficiency of circulating blood throughout the body. The heart pumps blood, which carries oxygen to muscles and carries away waste. How well the heart performs is a good indication of a person's cardiovascular system.

    Endurance
    Endurance refers to a person's ability to continue doing a stressful activity for an extended period of time, also known as stamina. What this means is that a person with good endurance or stamina can bike, jog, play, or run for a long time without getting tired. A healthy endurance level means that a person has a healthy level of cardiovascular fitness. Cardiovascular fitness refers to how efficiently the heart and lungs can pump blood (which holds oxygen) to muscles used during a workout. The more efficiently the heart works, the more energy the body has to continue working without a great deal of effort.

    Activity and Exercise
    Activity and exercise help the cardiovascular system by improving circulation. Circulation is increased because physical activity increases a person's blood volume. This makes it easier for the heart to function and more blood gets to muscles, meaning more oxygen is carried to the muscles. Exercise and activity also help reduce a person's chances of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension. Physical fitness can reduce the risk of suffering serious consequences, such as a stroke, from high blood pressure.

    Gain Strength
    Strength is the ability to resist force. Muscles constantly resist force. The more strength a person has, the easier it is for muscles to resist greater force. For instance, someone who can lift one hundred pounds of weight once is stronger than someone who can lift fifty pounds of weight twice. Just as regular physical activity builds strength, it also builds muscle endurance. Similar to cardiovascular endurance, muscle endurance means that muscles are able to work for longer periods.

    Stronger Bones May Prevent Illness
    Stronger muscles go hand in hand with stronger bones and healthy joints. And, as the body builds muscle, it tends to lose fat, which results in a leaner, healthier body. Weight-bearing activities build better bones.

    There are several reasons why weight-bearing activities build better bones. First, these activities seem to actually stimulate the formation of bone. Also, with physical activity comes muscle strength, which means that the muscles that are exerted grow stronger; this, in turn, benefits the bones. Finally, with improved strength, balance, and coordination, the risk of falls and bone injuries is greatly reduced.

    Having thicker, healthier bones helps combat arthritis and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that gradually weakens bones, making them so fragile that they can fracture easily doing everyday activities. Although osteoporosis mainly strikes older people, it is during childhood and adolescence that bones are forming. Building stronger bones during adolescence will help combat diseases such as osteoporosis later in life.

    Breath Easier and Strengthen Lung Capacity
    As people grow older, their lung capacity (how much air the lungs hold) typically reduces. Cardiovascular activity and exercise can combat this because aerobic activities actually increase lung capacity. So while lung capacity will continue to diminish because of age, with regular activity - especially aerobic activity, it will do so at a slower rate.

    Energy
    Physical activity and exercise require energy, as does everything. In addition to expending energy, however, physical activity also gives people increased energy throughout the entire day. The immune system also benefits from regular physical activity. A healthy immune system helps fight colds, cancer, and other diseases, and speeds recovery from all kinds of injuries.

    Sleep
    The human body needs sleep. Sleep gives us energy. Regular physical activity helps people sleep more soundly. The more soundly one sleeps, the more energy one saves up during that time, and the more energy a person has to work, play, study, and enjoy life.

    Improve Flexibility
    Young people are usually quite flexible. However, as with lung capacity, flexibility diminishes as people grow older. Activities and exercises that increase flexibility such as: gymnastics, martial arts, and yoga, are helpful in preventing injuries. The more flexible a person is, the less likely he or she is to suffer a sprain or strain a muscle.

Physical Activity and Exercise Benefit the Mind
Physical activity and exercise are beneficial to the mind as well as the body. They help improve a person's health and overall outlook on life. The great thing about physical activity and exercise is that it doesn't matter what a person does as long as it raises the heart rate for a certain period of time (twenty to thirty minutes) You can bike, run, swim, walk, garden, etc. - all healthy activity benefits the mind. People experience a natural high thereby developing the ability to better handle emotions and changes in life.

    Endorphins - Our Natural High
    When a person is physically active or exercises for a certain period of time—about 20 minutes or longer—the body releases endorphins, proteins in the brain that act as the body's natural pain reliever. When endorphins are released, a person may experience a feeling of euphoria.

    Exercise Helps Relieve Depression and Anxiety
    Many people suffer from depression and anxiety. A person may feel just depressed or anxious or experience both depression and anxiety at the same time. Depression can cause people to feel sad, tired, and hopeless. Researchers have found that in mild cases, physical activity and exercise can help relieve feelings of depression and lower a person's anxiety.

    Handle Stress Better
    Stress is a normal part of every person's life. However, too much stress can cause health problems. Some symptoms of stress include anxiety, high blood pressure, irritability, tense muscles, headaches, stomach aches, and lower resistance to illness. Physical activity and exercise, especially noncompetitive activity, help to manage stress. They give a person the opportunity to feel calmer and more alert, which can help a person work through the things that are causing the stress. They also boost the immune system.

    Improve Concentration
    Concentration is important for learning and understanding new things. Being physically active and exercising can help improve concentration. Staying physically fit has also been found to help people maintain memory longer. As people get older, their memory skills can deteriorate, and physical activity and exercise can help ward off this effect.

    Feel Calmer and Sleep Soundly
    Physical activity and exercise can make people feel more alert during the day, while also allowing people to feel calmer and sleep more soundly. When people are active, their body temperature rises and warms their insides. This soothes the body, like a warm bath, and causes a person to feel calmer. This feeling, along with the lower anxiety and stress and physical benefits of physical activity and exercise, helps a person to sleep soundly at night.

Activity Promotes Fitness
There are many types of activities that improve a person's physical fitness. The options range from traditional aerobics to alternative practices such as yoga, pilates, and martial arts. Each activity has its own specific benefits and requires different kinds of equipment. Choosing the best activities involves finding the ones that are the most pleasurable and fun. The most important thing is doing some kind of activity on a regular basis.

    Sports
    Participation in sports and other healthy physical activities are a great way of staying active. Sports offer wonderful rewards for mental health. Being involved in sports has been proven to help people learn valuable skills for dealing with life's ups and downs. They teach people how to interact with others and work as a team. Sports also help people become more independent and feel better about themselves.

    Children, Kids, Preteens
    Physical activity and exercise are not the same. And while both are good, most experts recommend that kids and preteens focus more on being physically active (such as playing or bike-riding) than on actually doing structured exercise. Playing is simple and fun. The options are endless and the benefits are great. Playing increases strength, flexibility, coordination, and muscle tone and, because it increases the heart rate, it burns fat as well. In addition to the physical benefits, playing relieves stress and imparts a positive attitude about life and physical fitness. Playing activities include: Frisbee, tag, hide-and-seek, playing with a pet, gardening, and hopscotch. There are many outdoor activities for children that can be enjoyed during a day out in the parks of Dutchess NY.

    Aerobic Exercise
    Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart and lungs and tones the body. There are two types of aerobics: high-impact and low-impact. Both involve moving the body for at least twenty minutes in order to increase the heart rate to a point where the body is burning fat. High-impact aerobics involves dance combinations and jumping movements, while low-impact aerobics uses similar movements without the jumping. Low-impact aerobics is gentler to the joints because one foot is always touching the floor and therefore it is less likely to cause injury.

    Biking
    Although just north of New York City, Dutchess County offers magnificent parks, scenic views, and many opportunities for exercise. Biking is an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Children love a day out where they can safely ride their bikes on the many biking trails that Dutchess offers. Visit biking trails in Dutchess and spend a day biking with the children. Biking can be enjoyed by everyone and is an exercise that builds strength and balance. Riding for just twenty minutes will make the heart stronger and help the body burn fat.

    Most people learn to ride bikes as children, so all it takes to participate is a bicycle and road to ride it on. Some people choose to ride on the road, while others buy a mountain bike that allows them to ride on dirt roads and trails in the woods or in the mountains. In addition to having a bike, people need to wear helmets and have reflectors attached to the bike. Many people ride with friends or even join a cycling club to meet others who like to use their pedals to get their hearts pumping. Enjoy biking, a wonderfully healthy and gratifying outdoor exercise.

    Boxing
    Boxing tones and strengthens the whole body. Whether a person is just punching the air, called shadow boxing, or punching a bag, boxing helps burn fat, relieve stress, and increase endurance and confidence. People interested in learning to box usually take classes at a local gym or learn boxing moves from a video. With boxing gloves and loose comfortable workout clothing, you can box at a gym, a recreation center, or at home. It is also possible to learn how to kick box, which uses the legs and the arms to punch the air or a bag.

    Dance
    Dance is great exercise for the whole body. It not only tones the body and burns fat, but it also improves balance and coordination. There are many different types of dance, including ballet, tap, modern, country-western, jazz, and hip-hop. Some people choose to take classes to learn the right technique. This can be especially important for tap and ballet. Others may rent or buy a video that teaches them the right moves. However, dance doesn't have to be structured. Dancing to a song on the radio or to a favorite CD is enough for some people. Dancing in any form is a fun way to become physically fit.

    Gymnastics
    Gymnastics is an intense activity that strengthens every muscle in the body. It also improves coordination and flexibility; however, it can be risky since many of the moves include flips and jumps that can cause injury. Practicing gymnastics requires classes at a gym with special equipment, a training camp, or a gymnastics clinic. It also requires an instructor, as gymnastic moves are difficult and cannot be learned without proper instruction.

    Hiking
    One of the best things about hiking is being surrounded by nature. Hiking trails can be found everywhere, giving hikers many choices of trails that differ in difficulty and scenery. The many benefits of hiking include the opportunity to go birding in Dutchess County, where you can feel the beauty of nature all around.

    Ice Skating
    Ice skating works the lower body, including thighs, hips, and buttocks. It also strengthens the heart, burns fat, and improves balance and coordination. Individual and group lessons are available at local rinks. It's also possible to learn how to figure skate, which involves doing spins, jumps, and dance moves on the ice. Having a supportive pair of skates is essential. If there's nowhere to ice skate, but the activity is appealing, in-line skating is a great alternative.

    In-Line Skating
    In-line skating is similar to ice-skating but it's done on concrete, not ice. It works the lower body and strengthens the heart. In-line skating has grown in popularity over recent years and many people consider it to be one of the most fun activities to do.

    Martial Arts
    The martial arts are a combination of physical activity and mental strength and development. The practice of the arts goes back thousands of years; they work to improve the body's strength, power, speed, endurance, control, balance, awareness, and timing. In addition to physical training, martial arts benefit the mind through meditation that brings peace of mind in daily life.

    Running
    Running is an intense exercise. It's great for increasing heart rate, burning fat, and relieving stress. The muscles in the legs and stomach become stronger through running, and many runners talk of a "runner's high," which can be attributed to the release of endorphins, or the body's natural pain reliever, into the bloodstream.

    Skiing, Snowboarding and Ice Hockey
    Downhill skiing improves muscle tone for the whole body, as well as increasing balance and endurance. Cross-country skiing means constantly moving the arms and legs in a rhythmic fashion, which keeps the heart pumping fast. Snowboarding increases muscle tone in the lower body, while also improving balance and coordination. For a team activity during the winter months, join a beginner's game of ice hockey. If you love winter sports, try one of many winter sports available throughout the Hudson Valley. Visit cross-country skiing in Dutchess, and find all the fantastic places to go sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-county skiing in the Hudson Valley.

    Swimming
    Swimming is a great activity that is easy on the body's joints because the water cushions the body while it moves. Swimming tones the whole body and increases the heart rate. It can be structured or unstructured. Doing laps with different types of strokes is a possibility, as is just playing around in the water with friends or participating in a water volleyball game. Swimming tones the whole body and increases the heart rate.

    Team Sports
    Team sports offer a variety of benefits that are unique to each sport. Hockey, basketball, and soccer, for example, require constant movement and therefore are great for increasing the heart rate, burning fat, and toning muscle. They also improve coordination and endurance. Softball, baseball, football, and volleyball increase muscle strength and coordination. Track and field benefits the whole body as it can involve running, sprinting, jumping, and throwing. All team sports usually require the participant to train for the playing season.

    Tennis
    Tennis can be played with two or four people, called singles or doubles. Either way provides a good workout, increasing strength in the arms and the legs, as well as improving eye-hand coordination. Singles is a more intense activity since one does not have a partner to help cover the court.

    Walking
    Walking is one of the most simple and accessible activities. Most people do some walking every day. Going for a fast and long walk, sometimes called power walking, will increase heart rate and burn fat, while also improving endurance. Walking uphill will increase muscle tone in the legs, back, stomach, and buttocks. Pumping the arms while walking will tone the arms and shoulders. If you enjoy walking, studying nature or a power walk to get your heart pumping; visit walking trails in Dutchess N.Y.

    Yoga
    Yoga is a series of exercises that incorporate regulated breathing, concentration, and flexibility. Yoga is a way of life that connects the mind, body, and spirit. Through different poses, or postures, yoga improves flexibility, strength, circulation, and relieves stress while helping a person achieve peace of mind. Yoga will also improve the body's alignment, which means all the body's parts are in the right position for good health.




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