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Brace Mountain Area at Taconic State Park in Millerton, NY

“A 3.6-mile trail will take you to the highest point in Dutchess County, at 2,311 feet. And you will work hard for the opportunity to see spectacular views of three states! This hike is not recommended for small children since it can get very steep and rocky. Part of the Taconic State Park, multiple trails branch off after reaching the summit to the East, North, and South. Also, the summit is close to the tri-point intersection of New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. A waterfall will greet you part of the way up to the grassy top, a nice area to rest, picnic and enjoy the view. There are no facilities at this trail head, and limited parking.”


Scenic Hudson on Brace Mountain

Brace Mountain on AllTrails

Brace Mountain on Wikipedia

Brace Mountain on Hike the Hudson Valley

South Taconic Trail

Millerton, NY 12546

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Dover Stone Church Preserve in Dover Plains, NY

Open Daily, Sunrise to Sunset, Weather Permitting

Features ponds, tributay, rugged terrain, cathedral – like window made of large metamorphic rocks

Dover Stone Church Visiting Guide PDF

History of Dover Stone Church

NYNJ Trail Conference

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3128 NY-22

Dover Plains, NY 12522


Dover Elementary School, 9 School St, Dover Plains, NY 12522 (when school is not in session); Freshco 22 Plaza,3156 NY-22, Dover Plains, NY 12522 (when school is in session)

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Mount Beacon Park

Don’t let the word, “park,” fool you. Every daunting and ever-rewarding – the notorious Mt. Beacon is for the the experienced hiker – or at least the moderately fit adult. You’ll want your hands to be free so that you can support your climb and catch your fall, but most of all to take photos overlooking the Hudson River.

Visit Scenic Hudson and NY/ NJ Trail Conference for trail maps and more information.

Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Panoramic views on over 7,000 acres spanning Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester Counties.

With trails to suit the novice and experienced hikers, Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve offers many activities, both passive and active, as well as scenic views and spans of the Hudson Valley. While most of the land is undeveloped, there are designated areas to enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, birdwatching & more. AllTrails lays out 49 trails at this State Park Preserve.

3011 Route 9D

Cold Spring, NY 10516


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Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College

Closed due to COVID as of November 2020

GROUNDS ONLY Re-opened December 21, 2020

With 380-acres of rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains, The Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College boasts opportunities for learning and exercise as architecture, art, & history converge to delight people of all ages.

26 Gardener Way, River Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571

1-800-BARDCOL (227-3265)

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