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
Harlem Valley Rail Trail
From the northern trail head in downtown Millerton, the 26 miles and growing paved trail wanders south through eastern Dutchess County to the Wassaic Metro North Station. Parking available on South Center Street. www.hvrt.org
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
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
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’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.
Katie Shanley has been practicing yoga for eight years and in June of 2017 she opened Buddhi Tribe. Her services include yoga, reiki, wellness coaching, a range of handmade aromatherapy products, and workshops. All are welcome who find themselves in or around Millerton, NY. Buddhi Tribe offers yoga 7 days a week at a variety of levels. For new students, Katie has an introductory offer of unlimited yoga for 30 days for $30. This helps students get to know the studio, try out different classes, and get hooked on Buddhi. The regular class packages and memberships are priced to be accessible, as Buddhi Tribe is truly about building a community; a tribe. Buddhi Tribe offers private one-on-one and private group classes in-studio or on-location (they can go to you)! Yoga is a great idea for bridal showers, wedding parties, company parties, and retreats (to name a few occasions). They also offer private reiki sessions in-studio or on-location – a great way to get centered and relax. The wellness-coaching portion of Buddhi Tribe combines their offered healing modalities to create custom wellness plans and individualized products. Your initial consultation is free! As Buddi Tribe evolves, Katie will continue to expand the aromatherapy product and clothing line, including an online store, and she plans to offer podcasts and video classes for those who can’t make it into the studio.
5 Main Street, 2nd floor
A personal training studio with a wide range of customized services. HOFF offers personal fitness training, group fitness training along with the opportunity to book private gym sessions. www.facebook.com/halloffamefitness/
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.
South Center Fitness is a group oriented fitness studio. We offer indoor group cycling, circuit style classes, weight training, kickboxing and much more! Classes are $15 per. $60 per month gives you unlimited access to all classes offered. $100 allows you to attend 10 classes of your choice.
57 South Center Street
Millerton, NY 12546
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.neccmillerton.org/farmers-market
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. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/taconicruddpond/maps.aspx
59 Rudd Drive, Millerton NY 12546
Phone: (518) 789-3059
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. email@example.com | www.millbrook.org/page/school-life/trevor-zoo
131 Millbrook School Road
Millbrook, NY 12545
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
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
Friends of the 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. www.irondaleschoolhouse.org.