Poet’s Walk Park in Red Hook is one of the most popular destinations in the Hudson Valley for a nice stroll. It was designed by landscape architect Hans Jacob Ehlers in the mid 1800’s. The park was a favorite place of many literary figures like Washington Irvin of Rip Van Winkle fame and other poets and authors and hence got it’s name, Poet’s Walk. It not hard to see why these great minds used to come here for inspiration. The park contains over 2 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails. The views from the Overlook Pavilion, the signature structure of the park, of the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge and the valley are stunning. The park provides one of the best sunset viewing spots in the entire Hudson Valley!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
To find the parking lot, plugin in 776 River Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571 into your GPS. The parking lot is reasonably big but this is a very popular destination and parking could be some what limited on nice fall days.