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The Top 10 Places to Hiking in Dutchess County
Indeed, it is the ideal season to find a walking path, and Dutchess County has more than just a few good opportunities. Historic site of the cable car, amazing air photos and a fireplace. Avenue in Beacon at the crossroads of 9D and Howland Avenue. It takes about 45 min from the bottom of the steps to the top, about one kilometer on foot.
When you have the chance, you can move towards the fire stack, which is just over a mile out. When you' re fed up climbing the same hill, but enjoying the closeness of this walk, try Beacon's more menacing coz. You just have to know that this walk is unbelievably precipitous and expects rocks.
Length: Hyde Park has about 10 leagues of hiking paths. My favorite is Farm Lane, which runs from the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site on Route 9 via Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill on 9G (about 3.6 mile round trip). On Farm Lane in particular, you can use the smaller hiking paths off the beaten track to discover different landscapes each one.
When I had written about my walk to Val-Kill, I got an e-mail from a readers with detailled description of how to get to a mystical place named The Ledge, where there is a letterbox on a small rock with a view of a stream. A few week later I went back to Farm Lane. I made a slightly vertiginous mistake and turned back and somehow tripped over the river banks.
Couple of dailies later I got another e-mail, this one with a proposal for a new place in Dutchess County: a little-known place named Peach Hill. Highest point in the city of Poughkeepsie, and free pops! Opposite the Dutchess Racquet Club at Salt Point Turnpike (NY Route 115).
Still, we thoroughly relished the 1. 4 mile history trail, highlighted in Red throughout the Park with bulletin boards pointing out historic locations in the Hudson Valley seen from every vantage point. It is also clearly the highest point in the city of Poughkeepsie with 485ft. Even if the name-giving fruits are no longer available in the garden, there are still many fruits for your harvest.
Slightly more than a kilometer roundabout with the possibility to discover other paths in the area. It' Route 22 at Dover Plains, across from Primary High. It is hidden on a gravelly road between two buildings, but a new road mark clearly indicates the door. As you descend the driveway, you will find a staircase leading to a lovely lawn and you can take the tree-lined path into the garden.
Walk through the gardens on the new paths. It is a big old fireplace with a big old look. From Route 44 take Route 82 northbound to Pine Plains and turn lefthand onto Lake Road. You will come to the Thompson Pond Nature Preserve, with the path header on the south.
Apart from the chance that I had a small anxiety episode on the way to the fire station (heights are not my thing), I have no symptoms of Stissing. Although the path is not clearly signposted, it is simple to follow - it' s essentially a direct hit on the uphill. Most of the steep part of the walk is early.
You are not yet prepared for the Fire Basin, jump over this itinerary. Length: 6 mile walks through the Shrine. Paths on the western side of Route 82 are suitable for wheelchairs. It is located in Stanfordville on both sides of Route 82 and is signposted Audubon. Walking through the western side of the Shrine, with its broad mown, shallow alley.
A few paths leave this road, so that we circle a small lake and a swampy area, where Wappinger Creek begins. At the Taconic junction take Route 199 Red Hook/Pine Plains. On the 199 East for about a kilometer to the parking lot on the right. In Wilcox I expected a good woody walk and got just that, with an additional premium of a small view to the Catskills.
You can easily track around the grounds at a spot right in front of the lakes. You will see family, walkers, pairs and hounds on these varied and beloved routes. One firehouse, one pool and one campground are permitted with a permission. Turn right onto Route 9 and turn south onto Montgomery Road in Rhinebeck.
Distance Cliff is for you if you want to go up a fire station, but not up a hill to get there. A 10-minute walk along an easier path will take you to the foot of the lighthouse. While we could see the Dutchess County Fair from above, none of us wanted to miss it for a walk.
Lauren Kopchik, who lives in Poughkeepsie, is a free-lance author.