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Vanderbilt Riverfront Trail at Vanderbilt Mansion NHS in Hyde Park, NY

Open daily, dawn til dusk

If you’re looking for a beautiful, easy walk, with educational opportunities, The Riverfront Trail at Vanderbilt Mansion is a great choice. Reward your walk around the 2.5 mile loop and pack a picnic to bring to Bard Rock, a large, flat rock on the water where you can marvel at the history and ecology of the Hudson River. There is an access road that brings you to a small parking lot that is close to Bard Rock however the access is seasonal.

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Hyde Park Trails Map

Vanderbilt Mansion Trail Map

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119 Vanderbilt Park Road

Hyde Park, NY 12538

(845) 229-7770

Doherty Park Nature Trail in Hopewell Junction, NY

The Doherty Park Nature Trail, just over 1.5 miles, is supported by The Town of Beekman Recreation Department. This trail encompasses several soccer fields, parking places and, “a variety of ecosystems including old fields, new forests, streams and ponds.” In the warmer months, collect wildflowers and watch the birds around you enjoy the berries and the protected land.

Map of Nature Trail

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(845) 227-5783

839 Beekman Road

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533


Whitlock Preserve in Clinton Corners, NY

Whitlock Preserve in Dutchess County offers two, short trails for walking and leisure – The Waterman Bird Club recommends this site for bird watching. In addition to walking trails, there is a pond and picnic tables and an interpretive kiosk at the trailhead’s parking lot.

Orange Trail: Easy, .31 miles

Blue trail: More difficult, .63 miles

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Rt. 82 & Knight Road

Clinton Corners, NY 12514

(845) 868-1310

townclerk@townofstanford.org

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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

845-265-3175

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Trail Map North

Trail Map South

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Unification Theological Seminary

UTS is home to three named trails: Father’s Trail, Mother’s Trail and the Theodore Roosevelt Trail. Hiking trails wind through forests, fields, along a pond and down to the lagoon at the southernmost end of Tivoli Bay. An eleven-circuit Labyrinth and Peace Garden that is open to the public can also be found on the property.

30 Seminary Dr, Barrytown, NY 12507

(203) 260-6801

communication@uts.edu

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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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