Drayton Grant Park

Support Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill!

Odonatebuttonwned by Winnakee Land Trust, Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill is one of the highest points in the Town of Rhinebeck. From the peak of the Hill you can glimpse the Hudson River, see the spires and silos of the surrounding countryside, and enjoy a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains to the West and the Taconic Mountains to the east.

The Park is ideal for a family hike, with wide mown trails leading to the peak and through the fields below. Dogs are allowed on the Hill but must be kept on a leash. Please view our Dog Policy.

As a relatively rare grassland habitat, the Park is a notable birding spot, where ground-nesting bobolinks and meadowlarks can be seen every Spring. You can learn more about Burger Hill’s habitat management here!

On a snowy day, it’s a great place to sled or enjoy a refreshing hike!

Click here to view a Burger Hill trail map.

A Very Brief History of the Hill

Back in the 1990’s, Burger Hill’s beautiful hayfields and wetlands were threatened with suburban-style residential development. A group of local residents joined with Winnakee Land Trust and Scenic Hudson to purchase and permanently protect the hill. In 2006, recognizing our dedication to stewardship of the Park. Scenic Hudson transferred ownership of the property to Winnakee Land Trust.

A key leader of this effort was local environmental attorney Drayton Grant, whose passion and commitment brought the community together to establish this extraordinary place for all to enjoy. In 2012, Drayton lost a terrible battle with cancer; to honor her long-standing dedication to Burger Hill, the Park was renamed in her honor.

To care for Drayton Grant Park, we rely on our nearly 70 Burger Hill Stewards. Interested in volunteering? Learn more about becoming a Burger Hill Steward.

Getting  There…

tinyburgerhillmapDrayton Grant Park at Burger Hill is located on Route 9G in the Town of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County (41.922235, -73.873805). 3137 New York 9G, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

From the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge: From the bridge exit follow the signs to 9G south. Take 9G approximately 4 miles, past the Route 308 exit. Burger Hill is on the right.

From the South: Take Route 9G north toward Rhinebeck. Burger Hill is on the left, just past Vlei Road.

From Rhinebeck Village: Take Route 308 east to Route 101 (Violet Hill Rd.) Make a right on Route 101. Take 101 to 9G, make a right onto 9G south. Burger Hill is a half mile south on the right.

 

Click here to make a donation in support of Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill.