James Baird State Park

James Baird State Park
County: Dutchess Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

Situated on farmland James Baird State Park has much to offer.

There are spacious open and wooded picnic areas and two picnic pavilions that can be rented by reservation. There is a playground as well as a sports complex where visitors enjoy playing basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Outdoor enthusiasts will find the seven miles of scenic wooded trails ideal for hiking in the warm months and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime.

Features Include:

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Snowshoeing/Cross country skiing
  • Tennis

Park is open daily, sunrise to sunset.

There is no vehicle use fee to enter the park.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).


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