Poets' Walk Park

Poets' Walk Park
County: Dutchess Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

This 120-acre park is a designed landscape. The park is a series of “outdoor rooms” separated by stands of trees and stone walls — created for the owners of two neighboring estates around 1850.

It got its name because writers like Washington Irving loved rambling here; legend has it he came up with the idea for “Rip Van Winkle” while gazing toward the Catskill Mountains, site of his protagonist’s long sleep.

Features include:

  • Picnicking
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Cross country skiing & snowshoeing

Open year-round at 8:30am
Closing times varies, depending on season
Nov – Mid-March: 6pm
Mid-March – End April: 7:30pm
May – End Sept: 8:30pm
October: 7:30pm



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