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Peach Hill Park Poughkeepsie, NY

Hiking or picnic spot located in the Hudson Valley

Peach Hill Park, Poughkeepsie NY

Peach Hill Park in Poughkeepsie, NY has gained some attention in recent months. It has several trails for you to wander on. There is an awesome view from the highest point. You can traverse through an old apple orchard or veer off into the woods.  I love the look of the old gnarly apple trees too. I feel like I am in a fairy tale as I wander through the mature, twisting trees.

There are lovely benches and picnic tables in the park. The one trail from parking lot, switchbacks a lot and is a nice gravel path. My child would rather run straight up the hill with the family dog. Every time we go there, we find something new and love seeing all the birds. Taking a break on bench at Peach Hill Park

As far as cold weather hiking, it is nice on a not so windy day.  On a windy day, it is super cold and windy and not so enjoyable. However, we went the other day when it was seasonably warm and my, three year old daughter put on a performance for the birds on top of two separate picnic tables wearing a Minnie Mouse nightgown (pj day at music) and a giant bunny hat. We had the dog in tow and decided after her performance to do a shorter loop. It ended up being around .4 miles. However, she lost her Minnie Mouse book. So after putting the dog back in the car, we had to go all the way back up the trail as I grumbled. FYI, we never found the book. Added bonus, is the porta-potty at start of one of the trails from the parking lot. For some odd reason, my child loves porta-potties. I honestly, prefer making like a bear. Good to know, this toilet is hit or miss. It was flooded one day.

Taking a bow for the birds

So, I highly recommend visiting this park even if you go on a seasonable warm day and have a snack, read a book, fly a kite, take in the scenery or you can do as my daughter did, and put on an impromptu performance for the birds. If you go to the parks website, they sometimes have events too. Peachill Park Link.

Either way, it is a park that I consider a hidden gem that I highly recommend visiting. I guess now that I wrote, this, it won’t be so hidden anymore!

Peach Hill Park, Poughkeepsie, NY
berries in the field at peach hill park, poughkeepsie ny

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