Museums, Attractions, Parks (MAP) Passes are available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District library card holders* who are 18 years of age or older, have a valid email address, and have no outstanding fines, fees, or overdue materials. *Passes to FDR Presidential Library & Museum are available for all Mid-Hudson Libraries Card Holders.

Passes are limited to one (1) pass per day per family and (2) passes per family within a 30-day period, except where noted. We strongly recommend that you call or visit the destination’s website to confirm their policies and hours prior to your visit. Passes typically exclude special exhibits or events.

Passes are available in two formats: Print on Demand and Pick Up/Return at Library.

Print on Demand passes are reserved for day of visit and marked “Closed” when venue is closed but always check venue website for changes. You can print out the pass at home, or you can contact the library to print it for you.

Pick Up/Return at Library passes are reserved for day of pick up and marked “Closed” when Library is closed. They may be borrowed for three (3) days (including pick up date).

Guidelines for Pick Up/Return at Library passes:

  • Library Card must be presented at check-out and the barcode must match reservation.
  • Pass and pouch must be returned to the library branch from which it was borrowed.
  • Pass (in the pouch) may be returned in the Library Book Drop.
  • Pass returned after the due date will incur a $5.00 per day fine.
  • Pass will be considered lost if not returned within one (1) week.
  • Lost pass will result in a charge to replace pass.
  • Failure to pick up reserved pass without prior notice may prevent future use.

If you are unable to use your pass, please cancel your reservation and make it available for someone else to use.

Questions?  Call the Reference Desk at (845) 485-3445 x 3702.

Check out other FREE or reduced admission destinations within the Hudson Valley and beyond that do not require a MAP Pass!

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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Print on Demand

Admits: The pass-holder and up to four accompanying family members, for a total of five guests per pass. Children 12 and under are free. 10% discount in museum store.

Restrictions: The pass may not be used for special events exceeding the price of general admission, such as members-only events or events that require non-members to pay a fee. Before your visit, please visit the website, or call (203) 438-4519.

Note: Open these holidays, so Print on Demand pass from Home and go – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
Closed: Tuesdays and New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

(56 Miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Basketball Hall of Fame

Print on Demand

Reduced admission pass for 6 people at the discounted rate of $14 per adult and $9.00 per youth (ages 5 – 15). Children under 5 are free.

Restrictions: Not valid for special events.

Please refer to their website for hours and dates closed.

1000 Hall of Fame Ave
Springfield, MA 01105

(124 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Boscobel House and Garden

Print on Demand

Admits: 1 adult plus 3 guests of any age to include a guided tour of the Historic House Museum, access to the grounds and seasonal exhibitions.

Closed: Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and January – mid-April.

1601 Route 9D
Garrison, NY, 10524

(22 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Bronck Museum | Bronck Family Farmstead, Houses, and Barns

Pick Up and Return at Adriance

Admits: 2 adults and 2 children. Children under 5 are free.

Restrictions: Not valid for special events.

Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, July 4th, Columbus Day, Labor Day, and October 15 – May 24, 2019.

90 County Route 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

(50 miles from Poughkeepsie)

518-731-6490 (May – October)

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Children’s Museum of Science and Technology 

Print on Demand

Admits: 2 adults and all dependent children under the age of 18.

Restrictions: Does not apply to discounts on birthday parties.

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day.

250 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180

(85 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Danbury Railway Museum

Print on Demand

Admits: 6 people. Children under 3 are free.

Restrictions: Not valid for free admission on days there are special events at a special price. On special event days, the pass holder will receive $1 off Event Admission for each member in their party. Note: Train rides, when available, are an additional charge.

Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays from Sept 1 – May 31. Closed on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

120 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

(43 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Empire Pass to New York State Parks

Pick Up and Return from both Library Branches

Admits: Valid for the pass holder and their occupants in one vehicle. The Empire Pass is valid at many New York State Parks.

For NYS Park Information, click here.


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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Print on Demand

Admits:2 adults and 4 children (1 – 18). Children under 1 year are free.

Closed: Mondays from September through June, and Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002

(135 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

Pick up and Return to Adriance

Admits: Admits 2 adults and 2 children 3-17 years of age, children under 3 are free.

Restrictions: Not to be used for organizational groups, families only.

Closed: Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, Easter, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

117 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534

(44 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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FDR Presidential Library and Museum

Available to all Mid-Hudson Library System card holders (with no fines or overdue materials) 

Print on Demand

Admits: 4 adults. Children 15 and under are free.

Restrictions: Pass does not provide access to the Presidential Library’s Archives or Research Room, nor does it provide access to the National Park Service sites (Springwood/FDR Home, Top Cottage, or Eleanor Roosevelt’s Valkill).

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


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Gomez Mill House

Print on Demand

Admits: Admits a 2 adults/seniors and 2 children.

Restrictions: To view the house, you must be on a guided tour. Guided tours Wednesday – Sunday, at 10:30 am, 1:15 pm, and 2:45 pm.

Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays. Also closed September 19, 2018, and from November 12, 2018 to April 13, 2019. Check under Visitor Notifications on their websites for any other dates posted.

11 Mill House Rd
Marlboro, NY 12542

(12 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Hildene | The Lincoln Family Home

Pick up and Return at Adriance Memorial Library

Admits: 2 adults and 4 children (age 6 – 16) and children under age 5 are free using two Library Membership passes laminated together. Present the two passes at the Welcome Center for admission stickers. The 412 acres includes: Robert and Mary’s House and Gardens (self-guided tour or $7.50 per person for 45 min. guided tour June-Sept. 11 am or 1 pm; mid-Oct-May at 1 pm; call to reserve), 1903 Pullman Palace Car Sunbeam, Hildene Farm Goat Dairy and Cheese Making Facility, Dene Farm with 1832 Hollow School and greenhouse, Animal Barn with variety of animals, 12 miles of trails, the Batternkill wetlands with a 600 foot floating boardwalk

Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, 25, and 26

1005 Hildene Road
Manchester, VT 05254

(135 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Hudson Highland Nature Museum

Print on Demand

Admits: 2 adults and children (2 – 18) to Wildlife Education Center and Grasshopper Grove. Children under 2 are free. Pass does not include member rates for birthday parties, summer camp, or after school programs. Weekend nature programs require an admission fee.

Note: Hudson Highland Nature Museum is made up of 2 locations. No dogs on preserve.


Visitor Center and Nature Shop: Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm from mid-April to mid-November.

Grasshopper Grove: Nature Play Area: Open Saturdays & Sundays mid-April through mid-November & Fridays, July 6 – August 31 from 10am-4pm

Hiking Trails: Free hiking trails open from dawn to dusk everyday unless otherwise noted.

Wildlife Education Center hours:

  • Summer Hours: (Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend) Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12pm-4pm
  • Fall-Spring Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-4pm
  • Meet the Animals: Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm & 2:30pm year round
  • Please note: The WEC will be CLOSED on the following date(s): Saturday, & Sunday August 25 & 26, 2018 (For Butterfly Weekend at the Outdoor Discovery Center).

The Wildlife Education Center
25 Boulevard
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520


The Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive
Cornwall, NY 12508
(Entrance across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY)


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Hudson River Museum

Pick up and Return at both Library Branches

Admits: 2 adults and 2 children (7 -17). Children under 7 are free. FREE planetarium tickets · 15% DISCOUNT in the Museum Shop. To view the house, you must be on a guided tour. Guided tours Wednesday – Sunday, at 10:30 am, 1:15 pm, and 2:45 pm.

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701

(67 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Print on Demand

Admits: up to six people to Intrepid Museum, Submarine Growler, and Space Shuttle Pavilion. 10% discount on Family Membership for library patrons.
Your PPLD Library Card and printed Intrepid pass must BOTH be presented at the Express Member’s Only Line to enter on the specific date printed on the pass, and names and card and pass must match.

Restrictions: Not eligible for Member events, programs or simulators. Guests under the age of 16 unaccompanied by an adult will not be permitted to enter the Museum.

Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check Intrepid’s “Plan Your Visit” web page for notice of dates with early closure due to special event or closure of exhibitions.

Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10036

(80 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Locust Grove Estate

Print on Demand

Admits: Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children 18 and under, and includes Mansion Guided Tour.

Restrictions: Mansion open only by guided tour, and group of 10 or more needs a reservation. Restrictions on use of the grounds are posted on website.

Visitor Center Hours: Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm weekdays from January – March, and every day April – December.

Locust Grove Mansion Tours: May 1 – October 31 guided tours offered daily at 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm. April, November and December; guided tours offered on weekends at 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm.

Locust Grove Gardens & Grounds: 8:00 am to dusk, year-round.

Closed: Visitor Center and Mansion closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter.

2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Pick up and Return at Both Library Branches

Reduced admission pass for 6 people at $2 per person discount off Regular Admission which includes both the Aquarium and one daytime standard IMAX movie on six-story screen. (Four daily movie selections, approx. 40 minutes).

Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas

10 N Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854

(62 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Print on Demand

Admits: 2 adults and 2 children (6 – 16) for gallery admission only. Children under 6 are free.

Closed: Christmas Day and Tuesdays between Labor Day and Memorial Day. In summer, open 7 days a week.

North Adams, MA 01247

(98 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Mohonk Preserve

Pick Up and Return at both Library Branches

Admits: One adult admission, and children age 12 and under are admitted for free with an adult. Teens, age 13-17, may sign out an additional pass with a parent or guardian. All pass holders must have a wristband in order to access the Preserve. To receive a day use wristband, present the Library Pass at either the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center or any of the Trailheads during regular business hours, 9 am – 5 pm. Preserve lands are open 365 days a year, sunrise to one hour after sunset. Trails, Maps, Directions and Alternative Routes: Visit the Mohonk Preserve website.

Visitor Center Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve after 12 noon, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Preserve lands are open 365 days a year, sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Mohonk Preserve Requirements: Read front and back of Mohonk Preserve pass carefully before your visit. Note the Risk Waiver statement on the back of the Mohonk pass, how to get a wristband with the library pass, and parking limitations. Note that all pass holders must present the Library Pass 9 am – 5 pm at the Visitor Center or Trailheads to receive a day-use wristband in order to access the Preserve.

Restrictions: The pass does not provide admission to Mohonk Mountain House or Minnewaska State Park. The Mohonk Preserve is an adjacent separate property, and you may hike on to either property from the Mohonk Preserve. However, pass holders may not enter the hotel or use facilities.

Trails, Maps, Directions and Alternative Routes are on the Mohonk Preserve website.

Parking is LIMITED and FILLS UP EARLY ON WEEKENDS. Library Pass does not guarantee parking. Car-pooling is suggested. There are four trail heads. See website for location of parking lots. Parking is restricted to certain areas only.

View trail maps and directions here.

Visitor Center:
3197 State Route 55
Gardiner, NY 12525

(20 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Museum at Bethel Woods – Site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

Print on Demand

Admits: Admits 4 persons to museum and special exhibits. Children 2 and under are free.

Closed:  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

New Exhibit! We Are Golden – Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. This exhibit examines Woodstock and what the youth of 1969 wanted for the world, places the festival in the context of the positive societal changes it has spawned, and asks today’s youth what THEY are asking the world to do now.

Note: The Museum has additional multiple exhibits, including the exhibit “Woodstock and The Sixties.” Located 90 miles from NYC at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800 acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, and intimate 440 seat indoor Event Gallery, the Museum at Bethel Woods, and Conservatory for arts education programming.

200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY 12720

(75 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Mystic Aquarium

Pick Up and Return at both Library Branches

Reduced admission pass: Admits 4 visitors at $4 off the general admission price, plus children 2 and under are free. Visit two free additional days when entrance tickets are validated before you leave, and used to return for the next two consecutive days. Online ticket purchases also at a discounted price. The seven passes, at each library branch, are courtesy of Mystic Aquarium.

Closed:  Thanksgiving, Christmas

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355

(140 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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National Museum of Dance

Print on Demand

Admits: Admits 2 adults and children (17 and under).

Closed: Monday

99 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(114 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Norman Rockwell Museum

Pick Up and Return at Adriance

Reduced Admission Pass: Admits 2 adults at a discounted rate of $12 each. Children 18 and under are admitted free. Includes 10% discount in Museum Store, and Terrace Cafe (seasonal).

Closed:  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

9 Glendale Road / Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262

(69 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Pick Up and Return at Adriance

Admits: 4 adults and children under 12 free. Age 13 -18 is adult. Must have a reservation to tour house. Self-guided walking tour of grounds and carriage roads, with WiFi to download audio tour available, approx. 60 minutes. 15% discount in gift shop.

Please Note: Reservations are highly recommended. You can only see the house on a guided tour. Reservations can be made on their website. For same day reservations, and availability call (518) 828 – 0135 ext. 2, Tues – Sun. 10 am – 4 pm.

Closed:  No tours on Mondays

5720 Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

(40 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Print on Demand

Admits: 2 adults and 2 children (5 – 17). Children under 5 free. 10% discount in Aerodrome gift shops. Air show admission is included with library pass (see schedule). Biplane rides, before and after air shows, are not included with library pass. They’re first come, first serve for sign-up, and fill up early.  Weekday biplane rides, by reservation, depend on pilot availability.  See website for details.

Closed: November 1 to April 30.  Open daily, 10 am – 5 pmMay 1 – Oct. 31.

9 Norton Road
Red Hook, NY 12571

(22 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Springfield Museums

*Available until June 30, 2019 Only*

The Museum has discontinued all Library passes.  The pass is not available after June 30, 2019. 

Pick up and Return at Adriance

Admits:  4 people to all five Museums and sculpture garden. Upon arrival, go to Welcome Center to gain entrance and request timed entry tickets (free) for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum (new 2017) which is limited to 100 people on the hour 10 am – 4 pm until tickets run out for in-person pick up on day of visit.

Restrictions: The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum requires a timed hourly entry ticket (free with pass) obtained at the Welcome Center in person (opens 9:30 am; located in Science Museum). Library pass does not apply towards additional fees for special exhibitions, programs or planetarium, and cannot be combined with other discount rates or coupons.  Online reservations and advance ticket sales are available at full price only (not library pass) and allow timed hourly entry reservations (limited to 100 per hour) 10 am-4 pm to Dr. Seuss Museum.

Closed: Each museum maintains their own holiday closing schedule. Please see website for details.

Map: Map of all five museums and parking, and each museum’s floor plan map are available here.  

21 Edwards St.
Springfield, MA 01103

(123 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Storm King Art Center

Pick Up and Return at both Library Branches

Admits: 2 adults and 4 children under age 18, living at the same address.

Closed: Days and hours open will vary by season, April 3 – December 9, so please check their website.

1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY 12553

(25 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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Thomas Cole Historic Site

Print on Demand – 2 Passes available

Admits: Free admission for up to 4 people. Kids under 16 free. Timed tour reservations are recommended as guided tours are limited to 12 people and the guided tours do sell out. On the Thomas Cole website, make a reservation by selecting the date of your visit. The ticket system will open up to Eventbrite where you will select “Tickets” and enter up to four “Members” tickets for free and any kids under 16 for free. On select days, self-guided “Explore at Your Own Pace” visiting is available. Visit or call 518-943-7465 ext. 4 to check the schedule.

Closed: Hours vary by month, see website for details. Open weekends March – May.  June 1 – November 3, open six days a week, and closed Mondays with exceptions of Monday, Labor Day (Sept 2) and Monday, Columbus Day (Oct. 14).  Open July 4th, 2019.

218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414

(50 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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USS Slater – The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum

Print on Demand – 2 Passes available

Admits: 2 adults and 2 children on a tour. Tours leave approximately every 20 minutes, and last 90 minutes, April through November, 10 am – 4 pm. The tour will require climbing open stairways and walking through tight spaces and may be strenuous for some visitors. It is advised to wear low-heeled, non-slip walking shoes and casual dress; to please use facilities on shore before the tour, as there are no restrooms on the ship; and to wear sunscreen if you are sensitive to the sun.

Note: Tours are given rain or shine, and rain gear over umbrellas is recommended. All tours are guided so they can personalize your experience, transporting you back to July 1945. Tour guides lead you into the watch stations, battle stations, and living compartments of the sailors who served the United States of America.

Restrictions: Food, beverages, candy, gum or tobacco products are not permitted aboard ship. Water is the only refreshment provided at the museum. Large bags and strollers are not permitted on the ship. Tripods are not permitted. Pass is not valid for group tours.

Closed: They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and December through March.

Broadway and Quay
Albany, NY 12202

(79 miles from Poughkeepsie)

(518) 431-1943

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Walkway Over the Hudson: “Walkway At Night” Events

Pick Up and Return at both Library Branches

Admits: Family of five (5) to Walkway at Night events

Note: Elevator Entrance (Upper Landing Park at 83 N. Water St. in Poughkeepsie) is closed during Walkway at Night events.

Walkway at Night Events 2019 Dates:

  • Friday, April 19, 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
  • Friday, May 17, 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM
  • Friday, June 14, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday, July 19, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday, August 16, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday, August 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday, September 13, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
  • Friday, October 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Walkway at Night” events are scheduled on or near full moons or new moons, to see variety of night skies.  If a pass is unavailable, anyone may attend by making a donation at the entry of the Walkway.  The Walkway offers many other events on their calendar. Elevator Entrance Closed for Night Events.

Use Highland or 61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie Entrances:
  • Highland entrance: 87 Haviland Road Highland, NY 12528
  • Poughkeepsie entrance: 61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Note Closed for Night Events: Upper Landing Park (Elevator Entrance): 83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY.


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White Memorial Conservation Center and Nature Museum

Print on Demand

Admits: Entry to Nature Museum for 2 adults and up to 4 children (6 – 12 yrs.) and children under 6 are free. No pass needed for free access grounds, forests, trails, river, wetlands, ponds, boat launch, swimming areas, and Bantam Lake’s shoreline.

Highlights: The 40 miles of trails are free, and have 24/7 access for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and horse riding.  Property has forests, wetlands, three centuries old Catlin Woods, six miles of Bantam River, 10 ponds, and 60 miles shoreline on Bantam Lake, with boat launches. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, boating, and swimming areas on Bantam Lake.  There is camping by permit and fishing with valid CT fishing license.  See website for details, events, music, educational programs, and maps.

Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed, no longer than 7 feet. Carry in/carry out policy for picnic waste. Pass not valid for Nature Museum entry on Family Nature Day (Sat. Sept. 22).

Closed: Nature Museum is closed major holidays. However, grounds and trails are always open 24/7.

80 Whitehall Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759

(50 miles from Poughkeepsie)


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