Upcoming Events at Peach Hill Park

  • Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled all planned workdays until further notice as well as our annual Fundraiser, which was originally scheduled for May 17, and our Peach Hill 5K on June 6.  But please go out and enjoy Peach Hill Park on your own, keeping social distancing in place!

 

Please follow these guidelines for a healthy nature break (from the Town of Poughkeepsie).

  • Visits should be solitary, or only with small groups, such as close family members.
  • Be ready to move quickly through places where people tend to congregate, such as parking lots and scenic overlooks.
  • Keep at least six (6) feet of distance between you and others.
  • Avoid activities where you may come in close contact with other people.
  • Stay home if you do not feel well.
  • Stay home if you are over 70 and or from a vulnerable population.
  • If you arrive at a park and crowds are forming, choose a different park, a different trail or return another time/day to visit.
  • Please do not park in front of entrances or emergency right of ways.

 

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities and enjoy spending time outdoors?  The Friends of Peach Hill are looking for volunteers to help with trail maintenance and line trimming at the park.  We are also looking for individuals who are interested in serving on the board of directors of Friends of Peach Hill.  Please contact us at peachhillpark@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved!

 

 

Thank you for making 2019 such a successful year at Peach Hill Park.  Click this link to become a "Friend of Peach Hill" or to renew your membership to make 2020 an even better year at the park!

 

 

At 485 feet the summit of Peach Hill is the highest point in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

What is Peach Hill Park?

Peach Hill Park offers walking trails through a former apple orchard, leading to spectacular views in all directions. The 159-acre passive-use and open-space park is jointly managed by the Friends of Peach Hill and the Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Department. It is located off Salt Point Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 

What to see and do on Peach Hill

  • Walk on 3.5 miles of hiking trails. Five different trails explore diverse habitats and ecology, wetlands, traditional agriculture, geology and local history.
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Hudson Valley, the Catskills,
    and the Taconic Hills.
  • Birdwatching.
  • Find some of the hidden geocaches. 
    (www.geocaching.com)
  • Walk your dog.
  • Enjoy the apple blossoms in the spring,
    and pick the apples in the fall.
  • Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter

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This website is supported in part by a grant from Parks & Trails New York, www.ptny.org.

Park Trail Map

Upcoming events

S A V E   T H E   D A T E !

  • Work days, 1-3pm: Feb 29, Mar 21, Apr 18th, May 16th--Cancelled until further notice
  • Annual Fundraiser: Sunday, May 17th--Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 4th Annual Peach Hill 5K:  Saturday, June 6th--Cancelled due to COVID-19

 

Upcoming 2020 Friends Board Meetings 

Ordinarily the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. 

March 5th

April 2nd

May 7th

June 4th