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Springside Review

You can walk the carriage roads and trails that vein this woodsy, 20-acre landscape. It is the only surviving example of a landscape design by A.J. Downing, the 19th-century tastemaker. Downing had designed the landscape in 1850 for the country estate of Matthew Vassar, the founder of Vassar College. A trail guide is available in the kiosk at the site.

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  • Address: 181 Academy St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12602 | Map It
  • Phone: 845/454–2060
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Location: Poughkeepsie

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