Hiking • Scenic
Franny Reese State Park
Named after Frances Reese who spent her life fighting to protect the land in the Hudson Valley, Franny Reese State Park, is as precious to us as the Hudson Valley was to Franny. The park consists of a leisurely 2.5-mile hiking trail along old carriage roads on 251 acres. Explore the ruins of the 19th century Cedar Glen estate and the overlook views of the Hudson River, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Walk Way Over The Hudson, and the City of Poughkeepsie.
The trail also connects to the Walk Way and the Mid-Hudson Bridges so it would be easy to make this easy stroll into a day-long adventure. Dog and family friendly with plenty of places to visit and explore, on both sides of the river. Come enjoy Frannys' Hudson Valley!
Because there are a few steep spots this trail might not be great for strollers and the elderly
The park is accessible by foot or bike from the train station, just cross one of the bridges to connecting trails
Wear comfortable shoes and bring bug spray
If you get hungry, cross over one of the bridges and you will find many places to grab a biter
great for snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter