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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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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.

Things To Do
Beach
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Campsites
Fishing
Food
Group Camping
Hiking Trails / Walking
Hunting
Nature Trail
Pavilions
Picnic Tables
Recreation Programs
Showers
Swimming
Tent & Trailer Sites

    Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Ice Fishing
    Sledding
    Snowshoeing Trails

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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.

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Things To Do at Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area
Beach
Biking
Boating
Boat Launch
Boat rentals (rowboats, canoes, kayaks)
Campsites
Fishing
Grills
Hiking
Hunting
Picnic Tables
Showers
Tent / Trailer sites

    Winter Activities
    Ice Fishing
    Ice Skating

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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
Biking
FishingGift Shop
Golf
Group Tours
Hiking
Historic Site
Interpretive Sign
Recreation Programs (Accessible)Refreshments
Picnic Area
Scenic Views

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing
    Sledding
    Snowshoeing Trails

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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.

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Things To Do at Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Biking
Educational Services (Accessible)
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Guided Tours
Hiking
Historic House
Interpretive Signs (Accessible)
Picnic Area (Accessible)
Scenic Views (Accessible)

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing

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