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Parks and nature in Columbia County

Top parks

Park
“Beautiful!! More of a walk than a hike. Stunning views of the Hudson River. Across the river near Rhinebeck. Must drive or Uber etc. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“5 minute drive from downtown Hudson. Dog friendly (leashed). Groomed walking/running trails. Gazebo with bench and river views. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“The waterfall trail hike is a beautiful 1.3 mile loop. This is a wonderful moderate hike. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
“casual setting, but great food; has a large outdoor space that's dog-friendly”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place to walk with a huge pond and amazing views and wonderful bird watching. Dogs allowed on a leash.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“One of just a few remaining family-owned ski areas in New England. Skiers & riders all ages & abilities. Excellent terrain, trail diversity. 35 minute drive.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“A 30 minute ride away, with hiking and biking trails. Also bike rentals. Many swimming holes throughout the hike.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Swimming, canoeing and a concession stand with beer. What more could you need?!”
  • 15 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Harbour / Marina
“Public park with amazing view of the Hudson River and Rip Van Winkle Bridge”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Park
“Beautiful!! More of a walk than a hike. Stunning views of the Hudson River. Across the river near Rhinebeck. Must drive or Uber etc. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Trail
“A 30 minute ride away, with hiking and biking trails. Also bike rentals. Many swimming holes throughout the hike.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful Falls, only a short hike in family friendly. Swim at your own risk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Bear Mountain, is a prominent peak of the southern Taconic Mountains. It lies within the town of Salisbury, Connecticut, in the United States, and is the highest mountain summit in the state of Connecticut at 2,316 feet.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Tivoli Bays, located adjacent to the property is a beautiful nature reserve offering scenic hikes along marshland and launch points for kayaking and canoeing the Hudson.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
  • 1 local recommends