Hidden away in a small area of Dutchess County you will find Bowdoin County Park. We stumbled across it on our way up Route 9W to Franny Reese State Park. This park was larger than we expected and it borders the Hudson River.
The trails in the park were well maintained and the park itself offered multiple activities to those who choose to visit. There are soccer fields, jungle gyms, and of course hiking trails that border the parks perimeter.
We parked between Pavilion 4 and 5, and then headed southwest on George T. Bowdoin Way, passing the soccer and baseball fields. This lead us to the red blazed trailhead which we followed to the trails end. (Red trail on the map). We crossed minor elevation and finally found ourselves back by the main park entrance road.
Also before I forget, this park taught me a great lesson. Always check your surroundings before you decided to belt out our your best rendition of “O mio babbino caro”. Needless to say, I am no opera singer and now there’s some poor unsuspecting family who got to unfortunately be serenaded by myself. It did make for some good laughs between my siblings and I, and taught me a lesson I’ll soon to forget.
Dutchess County Bowdoin Park
85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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The Traveling Trash Pandas