James Baird State Park
There are exits for the park directly off the Taconic Parkway, north of the intersection with NY 55.
Taconic State Parkway & Baird Park Rd exit ramp (northbound) – GPS Coordinates: 41.686201, -73.784945
The park hosts a multitude of recreational opportunities.
Trails are wide, well marked and fairly level -- the 2.14-mile red trail together with a connector trail forms a loop hike on the eastern side of the park, away from the golf course. Trails are suitable for x-country skiing
Use the Web Map link on this site to view a trail map.
The park is situated on farmland once owned by James Baird, a contractor and engineer whose firm constructed the Lincoln Memorial.
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, a sports complex where visitors can play basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball, and a nature center.