Opened in October of 2015, the trail traverses south approximately 1.85 miles from Norrie-Mills State Park to the former Dominican Camp property in Hyde Park, NY. The trail features a hike through a forested area, over streams, and to the scenic lookout featured in the photo above.
Generous contributions from landowners such as the Anderson Center for Autism made this trail segment possible. Back in October of 2007, Winnakee Land Trust negotiated and signed a trail easement with the Anderson Center for Autism to allow a 0.5 mile section of nearly 2 mile trail to traverse their property.
The trail is part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, a larger effort to connect the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and beyond.This particular portion of the Greenway offers a moderate hike appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Biking is not advised as one portion of the trail contains a built stairway. Dogs are permitted if kept on a leash.
Click here to view the Hyde Park Greenway trails map .
Note: The River Ridge Railside Trail indicated by the red dotted line on the map was also negotiated by Winnakee and signed in September of 2015. Work is underway on this portion of the trail that will extend the Hyde Park Greenway.