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Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park | 55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain
Website: | Phone: (845) 786-2701 Ext 265 | Cost: FREE*

Home to injured and orphaned native animals


Open daily**

10:30 am – 4 pm

Trailside is a nature trail with exhibits of native wildlife, natural history museums & Hudson River views. Take a pleasant walk to learn about local ecology and history. Discover native wildlife closeup in exhibits as you walk through the forest and see native gardens. Take in spectacular vistas created by geologic forces over millions of years. On your journey, look about on the ground, in the trees, on the rocks, in the ponds and flying through the forest to find native wildlife thriving at Trailside.


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What to See

Hiking & Trails

Allow 1 to 2 hours for your visit.

Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking to Trailside.

No picnics. No pets except service dogs.

Wear masks covering mouth & nose. Maintain social distance. Bring water. Avoid touching surfaces. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer.

* Free but donations are welcome and $10 parking fee in summer, weekends & holidays year-round.

** Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. Closed during severe stormy weather and storm cleanup.

Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain Inn

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FREE* Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
Historic Huguenot Street | 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Website: | Phone: (845) 255-1889 | Cost: $5

Haunted Huguenot Street Tours – On Site or Virtual!

Friday, October 9, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020

12 – 7 pm onsite or any time virtually in your own home

The Haunted Huguenot Street walking tour will take you on a chilling journey across the historic district as you are immersed in the eerie tales, paranormal sightings, criminal activity and unsolved mysteries of New Paltz, NY.

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Now that we’ve officially entered “Spooky Season,” Historic Huguenot Street will be providing all of your ghostly, socially-distanced needs with our Haunted Huguenot Street walking tour! This debut app tour and scavenger hunt will take the place of our popular, theatrical Haunted tours that happen on site every October. But do not fear—they will be back next year!

Written in verse, the Haunted script offers an engaging medium of storytelling whether you are listening to the audio narration or reading along on your own. While the app is best enjoyed on site, you can take the plunge into the dark history of one of America’s oldest streets from the comfort of your couch, or wherever you are in the world. You will be provided with a map, clues, and photographs to find your way – the rest is up to you.

This new tour addition to the free HHS app (available now at the App Store and Go1gle Play) can be accessed for a small fee of $5. You can learn more about the Walking Tour app and how to download at


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Self-Guided, Haunted Walking Tour of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY
Kensico Dam Plaza | 1 Bronx River Parkway Rd., Valhalla
Website: | Phone: (914) 231-4033 | Cost: $25*

Open daily, Friday, November 27, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

6 – 9:45 pm

Not open on following dates: 11/30, 12/7,  12/14, 12/24  &  12/25

Vehicles $25 with advanced purchase*


Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a festive 1.2-mile drive through Kensico Dam Plaza, filled with dazzling exclusive light displays that will thrill people of all ages. See your favorite holiday characters. Listen to jovial music right on your car radio, wave to Santa and enjoy other surprises, all seen from the safe and controlled environment of your car.

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* Residential Van and Standard Limo (no stretch) $40 with advance online purchase. On-site purchase is an additional $10 and available on a first come first serve basis, only as space allows.

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The NEW Westchester's Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza! at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (Poughkeepsie Entrance) | 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie
Website: | Phone: (845) 834-2867 | Cost: FREE

Open daily, 7 am – Sunset

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. At 1.28 miles across and 212 feet high, we offer sweeping views of the Hudson Valley. In October 2009 the Walkway Over the Hudson opened as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River’s breathtaking landscape for walkers, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river’s surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.


Highland entrance
87 Haviland Road Highland, NY 12528

Poughkeepsie entrance
61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Upper Landing Park (Elevator Entrance):
83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY



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FREE! Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie & Highland, NY
New York Botanical Garden | 2900 Southern Boulevard , Bronx
Website: | Phone: 718-817-8700 | Cost:

* This Year Open Only to Members and Patrons *


Thursday, November 12, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021

Reserve a timed-entry ticket online in advance of your visit.

Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks.

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With tickets and capacity very limited due to enhanced safety protocols that include social distancing, the only way to see this captivating display is as a Member, Patron, Corporate Member, or Bronx Community Partner.

Membership Pricing

Individual, $90

Dual, $120

Family, $145

Family & Friends, $175

Supporting $300

Contributing $600

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Holiday Train Show® at New York Botancial Garden (NYBG) in The Bronx
Mohonk Preserve | 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz
Website: | Phone: (845) 255-0919 | Cost: $15/20/0

Trailheads are open daily at 9 am for day-use visitors.

$15 for hikers/ $20 for bikers, climbers & horseback riders; Children 12 & under are FREE and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Scenic Mohonk Preserve protects over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places with carriage roads and trails that are perfect for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

Photo Credit:  John Fischer Photography,

Visitor Center Hours

Weekdays 9 am – 5 pm

Weekends 8 am to 6 pm


Visitor Center Trailhead

West Trapps Trailhead

Coxing Trailhead

Spring Farm Trailhead

Testimonial Gateway Trailhead

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Trailheads open daily at 7 am for members

COVID-19 Precautions

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Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, NY
Teatown (Teatown Lake Reservation) | 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining
Website: | Phone: (914) 762-2912 | Cost: FREE/ $5*

Teatown Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

Sunrise & Sunset times in Ossining

$5 parking for non-members

Hiking Info   Trail Map   Visiting Info

* * The Visitor Center and restrooms remain closed until further notice **

Teatown is a 1000-acre nature preserve and education center with nearly 15 miles of hiking trails located in the Lower Hudson Valley. Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.


* Parking Policy

$5 parking for non-members

The losses in revenue from both cancelling programming and closing our Visitor Center has done significant damage to Teatown’s finances. We appreciate your support, which is critical to our non-profit organization during this time. Parking tags are again required. Parking tags are required daily, from 9am to 5pm. Click here for more information on our parking policy. Members will always park for free at Teatown.


Teatown needs your support, now more than ever. To mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, we’ve had to close our Visitor Center and cancel programs, making it difficult for us to earn the revenue that funds our work. We welcome you to the preserve and ask you to please give a contribution today. Whether large or small, each donation will help support our staff, maintain our trails, and care for our wildlife ambassadors.

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FREE* Hike & Explore! at Teatown in Ossining, NY
Springside | 185 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie
Website: | Phone: 845-454-2060 | Cost: FREE

Open daily, from dusk til dawn

Enjoy the meandering carriage trails, curious knolls, and rocky outcrops of the Andrew Jackson Downing designed landscape. Walkers, joggers, and dogs (on leashes please!) appreciate the quiet trails and changing scenery. Artists discover the interesting play of light and shadow off the knolls. Birders find many species within a green oasis. Visitors and residents alike experience a cultural landscape that resonates today. Springside’s grounds are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk, year-round. Self-guided walking tours are available. The sole remaining building the Porter’s Lodge is a private residence.

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Explore the Grounds at Springside in Poughkeepsie, NY
Stony Kill Foundation | 79 Farmstead Ln , Wappingers Falls
Website: | Phone: (845) 831-3800 | Cost: $30-50 per day

September 29, 2020 – February 26, 2021*

Half-day Program 8:30 to 11:30 am OR 12:30 – 3:30, $35/30

Full-day Program 8:30 am to 3:30 pm $55/50; $275/250

Aftercare (only available for full-day registrants), 3:30-5 pm, $20

*  The program may be extended to a second semester

The Stony Kill Farm Pod is a day program for children aged 7-12 that incorporates access for remote learning while offering outdoor programming throughout the day.

Stony Kill staff will oversee setting up work stations and assist with remote learning. Lunch will be outdoors (weather permitting). The afternoon will continue with remote learning when appropriate and an outdoor program (weather permitting) until pick up. Otherwise, appropriate indoor programs will be held. Children should be dressed and prepared for seasonal weather. Outdoor programs may include hikes, scavenger hunts, visits with our livestock, garden time, pond time, community service, nature-based crafts, etc.

Parents will need to provide each child with the following: charged computer/chromebook with cord, ear buds or headphones & some school supplies (notebook, pencils, box of crayons, glue sticks, dry erase marker) in a back pack, lunch & refillable water bottle, 2 snacks, picnic blanket, & mask. Use of a microwave or refrigerator will not be available.

Must be 7 by the first day of program.

We will be following the Beacon City School District for holidays and snow closures.

No program: October 12, November 25-27, December 21 – January 1, January 18


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Farm Pod Day Program at Stony Kill Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY
Forsyth Nature Center | 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston
Website: | Phone: (845) 339-3053 | Cost: FREE

Open daily, year-round

9 am – 5 pm

FREE & open to the public

Forsyth Nature Center is an outdoor learning center that features more than two-dozen animal exhibits and beautiful gardens that foster a connection to the natural world for visitors of all ages. When is the last time you fed an apple to a steer? Petted an alpaca? Gazed at a flock of geese flying overhead? Felt the softness of a lamb’s ear plant? These are just a few of the experiences available at Kingston Park & Recreation’s Nature Center.

COVID Precautions

Face masks must be worn to enter facility and remain on during your visit.

Visitors are asked to obey new signage regarding traffic flow and access.

Feed machines and the drinking fountain will not be available to minimize the chance of exposing visitors to contaminated surfaces.

The lower picnic area will remain closed as it would be difficult to adequately provide proper social distancing and sanitize these wooden picnic tables.

The upper picnic area is open and the four tables have been placed to provide ample room and will be sanitized regularly.

Handicapped accessible

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FREE! Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston, NY
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