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Hudson Valley Sights


  • 181 Academy St. Map It
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 05/15/2014

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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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181 Academy St., Poughkeepsie, New York, 12602, United States

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  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Updated 05/15/2014


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