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Things To Do Outdoors


Adventures Adventures
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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching
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Biking Trails | Bike Paths Biking Trails | Bike Paths
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Boating Boating
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Camping Grounds | Campsites Camping Grounds | Campsites
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Cross-Country Skiing | Snowshoeing Cross-Country Skiing | Snowshoeing
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding
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Fishing Fishing
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Gardens, Nature Centers & Nature Trails Gardens, Nature Centers & Nature Trails
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Golf Courses Golf Courses
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Hiking Trails | Places To Hike Hiking Trails | Places To Hike
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Hunting Hunting
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Ice Fishing Ice Fishing
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Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues Ice Hockey | Hockey Camp | Hockey Leagues
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Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks Ice Skating | Ice Hockey |Indoor and Outdoor Rinks
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Miniature Golf Miniature Golf
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Parks Parks
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Pick-Your-Own | U-Pick Pick-Your-Own | U-Pick
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Picnicking | Picnic Picnicking | Picnic
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Playing Fields Playing Fields
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Sledding |Snowshoeing |Winter Activities Sledding |Snowshoeing |Winter Activities
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Swimming Outdoors Swimming Outdoors
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      [42 listings over 18 locations]
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      [47 listings over 16 locations]
Things To Do Outdoors | Orange Orange County
      [84 listings over 25 locations]
Things To Do Outdoors | Putnam Putnam County
      [51 listings over 10 locations]
Things To Do Outdoors | Rensselaer Rensselaer County
      [36 listings over 14 locations]
Things To Do Outdoors | Rockland Rockland County
      [92 listings over 24 locations]
Things To Do Outdoors | Ulster Ulster County
      [81 listings over 24 locations]
Things To Do Outdoors | Westchester Westchester County
      [282 listings over 57 locations]


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Outdoor Activities and Things To Do
Dutchess County
Hudson Valley

Visit this up-to-date list of the best things to do outdoors in Dutchess. Things to do outdoors are listed by activity, time-of-year, weather, and location. Find lists of fun activities year-round. Find activities for those glorious days of summer or brisk days in winter. Enjoy a family day-trip to one of the beautiful parks along the Hudson River or go fishing or boating at one of many ponds and lakes in Dutchess.

Search for outdoor things to do in Dutchess by location. Select by town, village, and hamlet to find biking trails, boating, camping, skiing, golf courses, horseback riding, fishing, nature walks, hiking trails, ice skating, places to have a picnic, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, swimming and exciting things to do in every season of the year.

In addition to searching for activities in Dutchess by location, things to do outdoors are listed by season and time-of-year. It's easy to find the best things to do in summer, spring, autumn, and winter. Year round, find activities for singles, couples, kids, or the whole family. Enjoy a family day-trip to one of the many beautiful parks in the Hudson River Valley where you can go

There are many great outdoor activities and things to do in Dutchess; flush with parks, hiking trails, nature trails, and educational and interesting historic sites. Find historic sites offering educational activities for kids including hiking trails along the Hudson River.

Visit the homes and mansions of the influential and powerful men and women that helped steer the course of America. Visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site offering a tour of the home and hiking trails on the FDR grounds situated between the Roosevelt home and the Hudson River.

Click to enlarge photo of sign on the hiking trail at FDR historic site.

Click to enlarge photo of hiking trails at FDR historic site.
Hiking paths at Roosevelt Home and Library
Go hiking at the FDR Roosevelt Historic Site offering miles of hiking paths between the FDR Home and the Hudson River. The paths are windy, with lots of interesting terrain. You can walk to the Vanderbilt Estate from the Roosevelt Home, or just explore the paths along the FDR trails.

Signage on Hiking Trail Post reads:
  • Hyde Park Trail to Vanderbilt Estate. 2.7 miles/4.3 KM from this hiking sign post.
  • Cove Trail. Tidal Marsh, 0.5 miles/0.8 KM.
  • Ice Pond






  • Click to enlarge photo of hiking paths at Roosevelt Home in Autumn.

    Click to enlarge photo of Autumn hiking trails at FDR site.
    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 Things to do outdoors in Dutchess. Dutchess offers many of the best activities for singles, couples, and the family. Visit Dutchess parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, biking trails, and much more; all very beautiful and abundant in Dutchess County.

    Autumn in Dutchess 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 in Dutchess County.



    Visit parks offering Wheelchair Accessible Things To Do in spring, summer, fall, and winter. You can enjoy passive and active things to do while enjoying the outdoors at beautiful parks in Dutchess. Photograph stunning vistas, enjoy bird watching or animal watching, or just relax as you read a good book under a shady tree. Many parks offer outdoor activities that are wheelchair accessible, including:
    Find things to do and activities by season and weather. Activities that are available year-round are listed in more than one season.

    Things To Do Outdoors in Dutchess
    Parks offer many of the best outdoor activities in one location. Year-round you can find excellent things to do at the park with kids, adults, and the whole family. Enjoy scenic places and activities in the great outdoors at parks in Dutchess.

    Clarence Fahnestock State Park in Dutchess offers many wonderful things to do. Outdoor activities at Fahnestock include boating, swimming at a sandy beach, fishing, extensive hiking trails, nature trails, picnicking, playing fields, playgrounds. Fahnestock also offers a fabulous park for winter activities.

    Dutchess County offers the best things to do at any time of year. Visit this list of exciting and interesting activities in Dutchess in summer, winter, or any time of year. If visiting Dutchess as a tourist, or if you live in Dutchess, the county offers an exciting list of places to go and things to do. Tourists and residents alike can find comprehensive descriptions and links to outdoor places to visit.

    The Best Date Ideas
    If you're into the outdoors and are lucky enough to have found someone with whom you can share these experiences; find several ideas for your next date. Being outdoors in the bright sunshine, enjoying beautiful scenic vistas, boating on a lake, or hiking a short distance might be just what you need to relax and have a successful first date.

    In wintertime what could be more romantic than ice skating on the lake, followed by a hot chocolate? In warmer weather, go to the park with your date and walk among the trees, talk and get to know each other, observe nature as you walk along nature trails in the park.

    In warmer weather plan a date with an activity followed by a picnic under the trees. For a non-traditional date go apple or fruit picking in Dutchess. Plan something special thatís lots of fun and different from the ordinary things to do on a date.

    Year-round you can find different things to do at one of several magnificent parks in Dutchess. Visit Things to do outdoors where you'll find countless spring, summer, fall, and winter activities.

    Drive to one special park where you can select from a myriad of activities. Discover Mills Norrie State Park, located in Staatsburg and offering serene wooded areas, a marina, camping sites, fishing, hiking, pavilions, and more of the best things to do year-round. Find activities during all seasons of the year including:




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