Red Hook is Primed for a Comprehensive Trail System
Red Hook is located in the northwest corner of Dutchess County, covering just over 40 square miles
of the historic Hudson Valley. A distinct haven settled within an idyllic landscape of orchards and vegetable, dairy, sheep, cattle, poultry farms and so much more. Red Hook offers breathtaking landscapes, and a homegrown
community feel fostered by the proud residents.
Being in a National Heritage Area enables collaboration between residents, government agencies, and other organizations to preserve the charm as well as the environmental and cultural character of the municipalities within its borders.
Red Hook has the potential to offer one of the finest walking and biking trails in Dutchess County and New York State. Within an eight-mile radius you can find:
• Two National Register New York State Historic Hudson River Estates
• Two villages and sixteen river scenic views and river access points
• The Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area with four miles of hiking trails and two canoe launches
• The New York State Historic Scenic Landmark Trail of Poets Walk
• A historic 19th century working farm and apple orchard
• Bard College, situated on more than 500 acres along the Hudson River
• World class modern and 19th century architecture, and scenic rural homes
• Charming 19th century villages with restaurants, shops, galleries, and cafés
• Acres and acres of scenic open fields, farm lands, and Hudson River views
And all of it can be seen easily by walking or bicycling . . . with the addition of safe and scenic trails.