Montgomery Place - Changing Thoughts on A Changing Landscape | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Montgomery Place - Changing Thoughts on A Changing Landscape


Montgomery Place Visitor Center parking lot
55 Montgomery Place
Red Hook, NY 12571

42.011464 -73.916140

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 22, 2024, 10:30AM
    • Rain Date: September 29, 2024, 10:30AM
  • September 28, 2024, 10:30AM
    • Rain Date: October 5, 2024, 10:30AM
Detailed Times/Hours Montgomery Place grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.


Event Type Walk/Hike Description From Mohican homeland to colonial farmland, from stately country seat to national historic site, the landscape of Montgomery Place Campus of Bard College has changed considerably, especially over the last 400 years. We’ll walk the trails past an old growth forest, meander through the meadows, and stroll the gardens while observing modernization’s impact on the land and water, not to mention on the diverse peoples whose history here goes back thousands of years. Enjoy a ramble along the remnants of the recently reclaimed Morning Walk. Take in spectacular views of the Mahicannituck and the homelands of what is now known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe of the Mohican Nation. Walk the Wilderness trails in the ravine formed by the Metambesem/Sawkill Creek. Natural and historical highlights include cascading waterfalls & the hydropower station, the allée of the Arboretum, as well as the exterior of the 1805 mansion. We’ll also visit the rough and formal gardens and view the site of the former 19th century glass conservatory, the showcase and botanical workshop of pioneering African-American head gardener, Alexander Gilson. Organization Hosting the Event Montgomery Place Campus Bard College Phone Number 845-758-6822

Additional Information

Event Duration (hours): 1.5
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 7.
Length (miles): 1.5
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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