The Hyde Park Healthy Trails Walkabout is an annual program to encourage walking for health. The Walkabout is open to local residents and visitors alike.
Developed in partnership with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Behavioral Health, the Walkabout encourages enjoying Hyde Park’s trails throughout the year -- not only for health and wellness, but also for the learning and appreciation of the natural and historic landscapes that make Hyde Park such a special place. And besides, it’s just plain fun.
How to Walkabout
Participants who complete all 12 listed trails before Earth Day in April 2021 may earn a free, themed trail patch. The Hyde Park Trail Committee creates a new patch each year, featuring a natural or historical feature that relates to Hyde Park Trails.
2022 Walkabout Information
Hyde Park Trails Walkabout Hike 3.3 miles
Date and time
Sat, April 23, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
About this event
Start earning your 2022 Walkabout sew-on patch, to be revealed soon! Meet at the Home of FDR Visitor Center parking area (look for the Hyde Park Trails banner). The 3.3 mile hike will take up to 3 hours depending on the group's abilities. It is a moderate walk on rolling hills with a fairly steep uphill finish. Bring insect repellent, water and snack if desired. Highlights include beautiful stone walls and bridges.
A free Walkabout Scorecard and Trail System Map are available at the National Park Service visitor centers, at the Town of Hyde Park Recreation office at Hackett Hill, and at most trailhead kiosks. Or download and print your own copies:
The Walkabout is typically launched with a guided hike in April, during Earth Day week (which is also National Park Week). From the Walkabout “kickoff” hike in April, you have until April of the following year to earn your patch.