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Esopus Meadows Preserve
257 River Road, Ulster County Road 24,
Ulster Park
This 96-acre Scenic Hudson riverfront park features a 2-mile trail, including a “phenology trail,” the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail and views of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. Pavillion for groups and educational programs. Fishing, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (ungroomed). Accessible areas are parking, trailhead, pavilion and shoreline. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Falling Waters Preserve
996 Dominican Lane, Glasco
This Scenic Hudson park features 149 acres with over 2 miles of trails leading to views
of the Hudson River and Catskills, meadows, waterfalls with seating area. Picnicking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (ungroomed). Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Five Locks Walk
c/o D&H Canal Museum
23 Mohonk Road, High Falls
845-687-2000 National historic landmark. Walk along the towpath of the Delaware and Hudson Canal from Locks 16 to 20. No bicycles or horses. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
High Banks Preserve
132 River Road, Ulster County Road 24, Ulster Park
845-473-4400 Scenic Hudson 287-acre preserve containing bluffs offering superb vistas of the Hudson River as well as extensive wetlands, wildflow- er-filled meadows, hardwood forests and shoreline along Esopus Lake. Hiking, biking, snowshoeing and picknicking. Gateway and overlook accessible. Open year-round,
dawn to dusk.
Hudson Valley Pottery Trail
High Falls
845-687-7828, 845-626-4932
Six nationally recognized potteries in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley. Studio showrooms open to the public. Showroom hours vary, so call ahead. Group friendly. Free WiFi. Close to many fine inns, restaurants, historic sites, hik- ing and biking trails and golf courses.
Hudson Valley Rail Trail
12 Church St., Highland
A 3.6-mile paved rail trail extending from westerly end of Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park to Riverside Road in Highland with multiple points of entry. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Open dawn to dusk.
Hurley’s Historic District Walking Tour
Hurley Heritage Society Museum
52 Main St., Hurley
845-331-8852 Guided walking tours of the Main Street historical district featuring exterior views of private residences dating from the late
New at Walkway Over the Hudson
The world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge spans 1.28 miles and sits 212 feet above the Hudson River, offering scenic views north to the Catskills and south to the Hudson Highlands. The Ulster Visitor Center is scheduled to open this summer with information on programs, events and tours.
1600s to the late 1800s, every fourth Sunday, May-October. Admission $5 adults, children under 12 free, rain or shine, starting from
the museum grounds. Accessible and
group friendly.
Illinois Mountain
1-2 Thomas Rizzo Blvd., Highland 845-473-4440
Scenic Hudson and Town of Lloyd park features 507 acres and 5.5 miles of trails through woodlands and great views.
Hiking mountain biking, cross-country
skiing, snowshoeing and dog walking
(leash and clean-up). Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
John Burroughs’ Slabsides and Nature Sanctuary
261 Floyd Ackert Road, Off Route 9W, West Park
Retreat of naturalist John Burroughs. The
200 acres of Greenway hiking trails showcase waterfalls, lake and stone stairways through dramatic cliffs and hemlock forest. Featured in National Geographic. Trails open year-round. Slabsides Day open houses. Open hours and events on website.
Krause’s Chocolates
41 S. Partition St., Saugerties
845-246-8377 Voted “Best Chocolates in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley Magazine. Hand-dipped chocolates, fudge, gifts and more. Over 50
varieties of chocolates. Open year-round, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
5096 Route 28, Mount Tremper 845-688-3369
Hike a half-mile trail to a picnic area with views of Mount Pleasant and the Esopus Creek. Learn about the history of the Catskills and all there is to do and see in the Catskill Park and towns. There is also a half-mile, ADA-accessible nature trail.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Route 44/55, New Paltz
Located in the Shawangunk Mountains and listed as “Best Park” by Hudson Valley Magazine. Open daily for hiking, swimming, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and rock climbing. Open year-round, daily 9 a.m.
Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center
3197 Route 44, Gardiner
845-255-0919 Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and horseback riding paths. Bouldering and rock climbing cliffs. Lands open daily. Day fee for non-members. The Visitor Center has free admission and is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Free WiFi. 19

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