Taconic-Hereford Multiple Use Area

Park Overview:

Multiple use area with trails mostly on logging roads and open to a wide variety of trail users.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs off leash
Trail Miles:20 miles
Park Acreage:909 acres
Pleasant Valley/Dutchess/NY
Park Description:

This is the largest multiple-use area in Dutchess County, and is actively managed for timber. The easy trails and woods roads meander through dense chestnut oak and hickory forests, interspersed with younger growth full of dappled light. Frequent stone walls attest to the area's farming days. Hunting is permitted in season. For a map, contact the NY DEC Forestry Office at Stony Kill Farm. Mountain bikers call it the 909, for the the number of acres in the area.

Trails Overview:

The trail network is mostly on logging roads and is open to most types of non-motorized users. One orange-blazed woods road is open to snowmobiling. 


There is a parking area on the Taconic State Parkway just south of Tyrell Rd.  There are more parking areas on Tyrell Rd. and on Pond Gut Road off NY 82.

Contact Information:NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Region:Dutchess County