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Montgomery Place Campus at Bard: Explore Historic "Morning Walk" and 19th Century Wilderness


Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College
26 Gardener Way, River Road
Red Hook, NY 12571

42.014512 -73.918943

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 17, 2022, 10:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 18, 2022, 10:00AM
  • October 1, 2022, 1:00PM
  • Rain Date: October 2, 2022, 1:00PM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Enjoy a docent-guided stroll along much of the celebrated landscape architect Andrew J. Downing’s "Morning Walk" and through the remnants of his romantic 'Wilderness' at Montgomery Place national historic estate. Take in spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains while walking the woodland trails in the ravine of the Saw Kill Creek and the meadow paths of the mansion’s west lawn. Historical highlights include: the cascading waterfalls, the hydro-power station, the impressive main drive tree allée and arboretum, the carriage house, and the formal gardens. NO EVENT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call or email for more details. Sponsoring Organization Bard College

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Uneven surfaces, narrow trails with a few steep ascents/descents
Additional Equipment Required: Wear comfortable walking shoes and long pants.

Event Duration (hours): 1.5
Difficulty: Easy
7 years old
Length (miles): 1.5
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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