Wilcox Memorial Park

Location


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Park Overview:

Formerly the estate and far of Mrs.Fredrick P. Wilcox, whose 18th century complex of farm buiding still stand today, this park is now a familly and group friendly oasis.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5.7 miles
Park Acreage:615 acres
City/County/
State:
Milan/Dutchess/NY
Buy Book:New York Walk Book

Park Description:

There are two small lakes for fishing, paddle boating and swimming on a sand beach. Four covered pavillions may be rented for goups. There is a family campground with 27 sites (resevations required (845) 758-6100) and miniature golf along with a rustic site reserved for organized scout groups.

Trails Overview:

A trail map is available at this link. More than 5 miles of trails. Biking is only permitted on paved park roadways.

Directions:

- From Points South
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Via NYS Thruway / I87 (Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trailers):

NYS Thruway North to Exit 19 (Kingston). Take first right onto traffic circle then exit for Rte 28 and Rte 209. Follow signs for Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge take bridge across Hudson. At 2nd traffic light make a right onto Rte 9G. At 1st traffic light (intersection of 9 & 9G) make a right onto Rte 9 south. At the next light in the center of Rhinebeck (Beekman Arms is on right corner) make a left onto Route 308 (W. Market St). Continue on 308 (approx. 6 miles) until Rock City where it becomes Route 199. Travel approximately another 5 miles on Route 199 until you see the signs for Wilcox Park entrance on the right.


Via Taconic State Parkway (Cars only):

Take the Taconic State Parkway NORTH to the Route 199 Red Hook/Pine Plains exit (mile marker 67.7.) Make a right off the exit onto Route 199 East. Travel 1 mile to the Wilcox Park entrance on your right.

- From Points North
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Via NYS Thruway / I87 (Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trailers):

NYS Thruway south to Exit 19 (Kingston). Take first right onto traffic circle then exit for Rte 28 and Rte 209. Follow signs for Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge take bridge across Hudson. At 2nd traffic light make a right onto Rte 9G. At 1st traffic light (intersection of 9 & 9G) make a right onto Rte 9 south. At the next light in the center of Rhinebeck (Beekman Arms is on right corner) make a left onto Route 308 (W. Market St). Continue on 308 (approx. 6 miles) until Rock City where it becomes Route 199. Travel approximately another 5 miles on Route 199 until you see the signs for Wilcox Park entrance on the right.


Via Taconic State Parkway (Cars only):

Take the Taconic State Parkway SOUTH to the Route 199 Red Hook/Pine Plains exit. Make a left off the exit onto Route 199 East. Travel 1 mile to the Wilcox Park entrance on your right.

Contact Information:Wilcox Memorial Park
8457586100
Region:Dutchess County
Fees:Some times and places; check with park

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Wilcox Park Trail System

I want to commend those who care for the hiking trail system at Wilcox Park in Dutchess County. This park has one of the most scenic and well-kept trail systems in the area. Trails are well marked, cleaned of downed trees and well designed. Each week, I hike the entire red and orange trails (four miles or more) and continue to find much to delight. In addition, it's a fine way to keep in shape. I would just offer one recommendations: please display the trail system at the front gate (near route 199). The map is displayed in two other areas in the park (of which I am aware), but to further introduce the system to more hikers, the map at gate entry would be helpful. Please send my thanks to those responsible for keeping this gem of a park in such fine condition. Wayne Yaddow [email protected] Rhinebeck, NY

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