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Sports, Recreation, and Fitness

Roosevelt Farm Lane

Map4097 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538
800-337-8474
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  • Campgrounds and Trails

Description

In 2004, when it looked as though a Walmart might be built on the strip of land that links Franklin Roosevelt’s home on Route 9 with Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill retreat on Route 9G, local environmental group Scenic Hudson took action. They purchased the site, and donated it to the National Park Service in 2007. A 1.8-mile trail was subsequently constructed, which opened to the public in November 2008. The packed-gravel walkway wends its way through shade trees, wetlands, and past a gurgling stream; visitors are encouraged to use it for hiking, running, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Additional Information

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2009
County: Dutchess

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