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  Hiking in Dutchess County

    Bring your boots!

Bring your boots and lace them up for an outdoor adventure time in the Hudson Valley.

Make the most of the Hudson River Valley's magnificent landscapes in Dutchess County.  

Here is a sampling.


              Appalachian Scenic Trail  

30 miles of the National Appalachian Scenic Trail passes through southeastern Dutchess, and includes 4,000 acres of protected parkland with hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and five overnight use areas. 



   Mt. Beacon Fire/Observation Tower

Located on the summit of Beacon Mountain at 1,650 feet above sea level.  Erected by New York State in the early 20th century. Listed on the NY State and National Registry for Historic Places and the National Historic Look Out Register.


                     Dover Stone Church

Dover Stone Church is a stunning rock formation and waterfall in a cave. It was used by Native Americans as a hideout in the 17th century, and then for weddings in the 19th century.  Since the 1800s, numerous artists have painted, sketched and etched its enigmatic beauty.



               Walkway over the Hudson

The Walkway is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, providing magnificant views of the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains and the adjacent landscape.  It is 1.25 miles long and 212 feet high. It was built in 1888 for  railroad traffic.

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