Activities | Millerton NY 2017-10-27T19:29:16+00:00

Enjoy a variety of activities in and around Millerton, NY!

Blessed with a beautiful natural setting, a diverse population, an interesting local history, and a reasonable proximity to New York City, Millerton has something to offer to everyone.

Biking & Hiking

Stissing Mountain

20 minutes from downtown Millerton on the southern edge of Pine Plaines, the two mile hike up Stissing Mountain to the fire tower offers spectactular views of the surrounding area. There are two trails to the top, a short one which is very challenging, and a longer one which is more gradual as it was the Jeep road for the fire watchers. www.stissingfiretower.org

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

From the northern trail head in downtown Millerton, the 16 mile paved trail wanders south through eastern Dutchess County to the Wassaic Metro North Station. Parking available on South Center Street. www.hvrt.org

Day Trips

Hillrock Distillery

One of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world and the first USA distillery since before Prohibition to floor malt and hand craft whiskey on site from estate grown grain. Tours and tastings available. www.hillrockdistillery.com

Appalachian Trail

20 minutes east from downtown Millerton pick up a 10 mile point-to-point mountainous section of the Appalachian trail in Salisbury, CT. www.appalachiantrail.org.

Innisfree Gardens

20 minutes south of Millerton on Route 44, Innisfree Gardens has been called one of the “world’s ten best gardens.”  The work of landscape architect Lester Collins, the gardens merge the essence of Modernist and Romantic ideas with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design principles. The garden evolved through subtle handling of the site and the slow manipulation of its ecology. www.innisfreegarden.org.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery’s 30 acres of vines include plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and an Italian grape varietal called Tocai Friulano. The winery officially opened for tours and tasting in 1988 and today produces between 10-12,000 cases of wine annually. The winery has earned recognition for these wines in such prestigious publications such as Wine Spectator, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Encyclopedia of Wine, Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World-Complete Wine Course and Bon Appetit Magazine.

26 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 | Phone: 800.662.9463 | Email: millbrookwinery@millwine.com | www.millbrookwine.com

Fitness

Masha’s Fitness Studio

Masha’s Fitness Studio specializes in Pilates and functional training.

We are offering Pilates Reformer classes (small group 4 ppl max)
Barre class ( a mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training)
Dual and One on One privat training on Pilates apparatus and using your body=weight, resistant bands and small weights.
Personal appointments available.

36 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546, 860-671-9020.

‪Masha@mashasfitnessstudio.com | www.mashafitnessstudio.com

Northeast Wellness & Fitness

Day passes available.

17 North Center street, Millerton, NY
518-789-6100
www.northeastfitness.com

S.C. Fitness

South Center Street, Millerton, NY
1-800-307-9807
www.southcenterfitness.com

Outdoor Activities

Dutchess Land Conservancy

DLC is dedicated to preserving the scenic, agricultural and environmental resources of Dutchess County, New York, and the surrounding area.

P.O. Box 138, 4289 Route 82, Millbrook, NY 12545 | Phone: 845-677-3002 | http://www.dutchessland.org/

Millerton Driving Range

136 Rte. 44 E, Millerton, NY.

Millerton’s Farmers’ Market

Local farmers, bakers and food artisans. Held 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday, May – December, every 2nd & 4th Saturday, January – April. Location – Millerton Methodist Church, Corner of Dutchess Avenue and Main Street. www.millertonfarmersmarket.org

Rudd Pond

10 minutes north of Millerton, Rudd Pond has good access and is part of Taconic State Park land. Fishing is allowed with a permit and the pond is good for catching largemouth bass, chain pickerel and panfish. www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor.

Trevor Zoo

Did you know that the Trevor Zoo is one-of-a-kind?
It is, in fact, the only zoo in this country that is located at a high school. The zoo was established in 1936 at Millbrook School, a coeducational independent high school in Millbrook, New York. Its founder, Frank Trevor, was Millbrook School’s first biology teacher and a man with a passion for sharing his love of wildlife with all people, especially children. trevorzoo@millbrook.org | www.millbrook.org/page/school-life/trevor-zoo

Millbrook School
131 Millbrook School Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
845-677-3704

Undermountain Golf Course

A nine hole executive yardage course with alternate tees for the back nine. The layout is challenging to experienced golfers yet the yardage is forgiving for beginners. The scenic views add to the enjoyment of your day. The rolling terrain is easily walked or motorized carts are available. Tee times are accepted for weekends & holidays but walk-ons are always welcome. www.undermountaingolf.com

274 Under Mountain Road
Copake, NY
518-329-4444

Walking Tour of Historic Millerton

26 historic sites within the 6 square blocks of downtown Millerton. Pick up brochure produced by the North East Historical Society at Oblong Books, Harney’s Tea, The Irondale Schoolhouse, or Irving Farm Coffee House.

Other Activities in the Millerton Area

Gilmor Glass

Glass blowing demonstrations given most weekends.

2 Main Street, Millerton, NY, 518-789-8000, www.gilmorglass.com

Irondale Schoolhouse

A restored 1850’s one room schoolhouse, one of 14 originally serving the town of North East. Now serving as a visitor center. Frequently sponsors events having to do with local history. The schoolhouse will open Friday’s 1-4pm and Saturday’s & Sundays from 10-4pm. Located at 16 Main Street in Millerton at the head of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail

The Irondale Schoolhouse will open for the season on Friday, May 26 and the party will be held on Saturday, May 27 with sliders & hot dogs & balloons .Old time country music by Corey Bush& friends.  www.irondaleschoolhouse.org.