Wappingers Falls (Dutchess County)
Why we love it
Bowdoin Park has everything kids need — a playground (much of it universally accessible) that will challenge their coordination and dexterity, a neat water-spray area to cool them off on hot summer days, a Native American rock shelter, a pond filled with turtles and croaking frogs, and a big hill to roll or sled down. What do parents get? Great Hudson River views and the satisfaction of knowing your children are spending some quality time outdoors.
More to explore
Trails that traverse the park’s 300-acre forested and rocky landscape include a wetland boardwalk and an observation platform on a Hudson River inlet.
- Universally accessible playground and water feature
- Nature trails
- Picnic tables, restrooms
Directions, hours, etc.: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Parks/Bowdoin-Park.htm