Taconic State Park
LOTS of activities from this one central spot - hike Bish Bash Falls; hike up Brace Mountain, swim in "the pond", bike around the surrounding country roads.
Amazing, peaceful state park with swimming in an old iron ore pit; hiking to beautiful Bash Bosh Falls -- an easy enough hike for kids or older people; a friendly bike shop that lets you rent bikes inexpensively to enjoy the 18 miles of scenic rail trail; and a general store with massive homemade…
Besides the hiking trails, there is a Rail Trail to bike, walk, run through nature. If you want to take a swim definitely check out the Ore bed. It is a incredibly deep brisk swimming hole. If you have little ones, you can use the kiddie area to relax, build a sand castle at the beach, and wallow in…
In the Summer there is a Public beach. You have to pay entrance fee to the Park though. It is about 25 min away from the Cabin
This park has a great quarry swimming hole with a kiddie pool section, plus you can bike or stroll along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, hike to Bash Bish Falls, just over the Massachusetts border or up Brace Mountain, the highest point in Dutchess County.
“This indoor/outdoor restaurant has superb offerings with a chef whose knows their way around the kitchen. The atmosphere is elegant but laid back. On Thursday nights in the summer a live band plays out back overlooking the golf course. ”
“This historic inn is a fun place to grab a meal at the bar, listen to some live music or have a more formal meal in the dining room. ”
“Very nice general store with gifts, toys, cleaning supplies, kitchen-ware, candy, tea & coffee, and more”