James Baird State Park

  Location: Pleasant Valley Distance: 1.6 miles Skill Level: easy Elevation Gain: 130' Type of Hike: lollipop Trail Condition: trail, paved Wow Factor: ends at a great playground How to get there:  From the Taconic, take the exit for the park.  Enter the park and go to the four way intersection and stay straight to … Continue reading James Baird State Park

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Little Stony Point

Location: Cold Stone Distance: 1.25 miles Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers Elevation Gain: minimal Type of Hike: lillipop Trail Condition: gravel, paved, sand, trail, rocky Wow Factor: the views How to get there: From Cold Spring and 301, head north on 9D.  Follow it a short distance.  There is a small sign on … Continue reading Little Stony Point

FDR State Park Playground, Lot 2

Location: Yorktown Parking: large lot Traffic: busy year round, uncomfortably packed on summer weekends and holidays Fee: paid parking, seasonally Suggested Age: 2-12 Tot Friendly: yes Gated: no, but set well back from the parking lot and backs up to the woods Sandbox: no Swings/Baby Swings: tons! Play equipment: 6 play structures, 6 or more baby … Continue reading FDR State Park Playground, Lot 2