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Dutchess County Bike Tours

bike tour 1 The first tour winds through the heart of a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, beginning in historic Hyde Park. The route is generally easy to moderate with some hills. Total length is 21.7 miles. Highlights include the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Home, Museum and Library, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, the grand Gilded Age mansions of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt and Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills. All sites are open for tours, while many have majestic, panoramic views of the Hudson River.
bike tour 2 Route leads through the charming Village of Rhinebeck, where the Beekman Arms, regarded as America's oldest continuously operated inn, is located, as are more than 200 historic houses. Highlights include Montgomery Place and Wilderstein. Tour loops through the village of Red Hook, past the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, where you can catch an antique air show on the weekends. Total length is 32.4 miles.
bike tour 3 Leads you through the Town of Pleasant Valley and the hamlets of Clinton Corners and Schultzville. Route features rural farm and landscapes in central Dutchess County. The route is moderate with one long gradual hill. Total length is 27.5 miles. While enjoying the outstanding scenery relax with a picnic which you can pick up at one of the quaint general stores along the way. Farm markets are also located on the tour, where you can purchase the freshest produce and products made in Dutchess County.
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Scenic treasures can be found along this tour, which encompasses the Town of Pleasant Valley, Village of Millbrook and the hamlets of Verbank and Clinton Corners. The route is moderate with a few short hills. Total length is 42.6 miles. Tour will take you through a glorious countryside, winding past impeccably manicured horse farms. Include a visit to the Institute of Ecosystems Studies, a botanical garden and research center. Another nature site close to the route is Innisfree Garden, which contains unique "cup" gardens designed in a Chinese style dating back 1,000 years. In the town of Millbrook, you can antique shop and explore the farmer's market on Saturdays.

bike tour 5 This takes you through the Harlem Valley, known for its farm landscapes and rolling meadows. Total length is 33.7 miles and can be one of the more challenging tours. Begin at the Dover Plains train station, convenient for visitors from New York City, who can bring their bikes on the Harlem Line of Metro North. Highlights include the historic village of Pawling, filled with quaint stores and restaurants. Webatuck Craft Village is a working craft village with buildings dating back to the 18th century. Shops include stained glass, copper works, pottery and country furniture. Enjoy tranquil views of the Ten Mile River, a real hot spot for trout fishing.
bike tour 6 Tour 6 Explores a different area of the Harlem Valley, conveniently beginning at the Dover the Plains train station. The route is moderate with a few short hills. Total length is 30 miles, but can be segmented. Cyclists will pass through Millerton, Wassaic and Amenia, and through the historic rural hamlets of Leedsville, Amenia Union, and South Amenia. A highlight of this tour is an eight-mile traffic free stretch on the newly opened Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The Village of Millerton, filled with country stores and antique shops, makes for a great rest stop. This bike ride is particularly notable for its views of historic barns and up close experiences with nature - sheep, cow and wild turkey crossings are not uncommon.
The programs provided by this agency are partially funded by monies received by the County of Dutchess