James Baird State Park

Park Overview:

Mid-county park hosts a multitude of recreational opportunities.

Trail Uses:Hiking, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:7 miles
Park Acreage:490 acres
Pleasant Valley/Dutchess/NY
Park Description:

James Baird State Park has much to offer. Besides a golf course and 7 miles of trails, there are two picnic pavilions which can accommodate up to 300 people each by reservation. There is also a sports complex where visitors can play basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Additionally, there is a playground, a nature center, and a restaurant. 

Trails Overview:

Trails are wide, well marked and fairly level. Several loops are possible. Trails are suitable for x-country skiing. Trail maps are available at the park office.


There are exits for the park directly off the Taconic Parkway, north of the intersection with NY 55.

Contact Information:New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Region:Dutchess County