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Quiet Cove Riverfront Park

Public Works - Parks
Steven Olsen, Parks Director


NOTICE: Quiet Cove Riverfront Park will be open starting Saturday September 5 from 9am to 6pm


Dutchess County Quiet Cove Riverfront Park
Clearwater Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY

No rental facilities available at this park.

Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks


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Park Hours:

June 1- September 4, 2015 (tentative open date due to Construction project)

 September 5-October 12, 2015  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 October 13-October 31,2015  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 November 1- November 15, 2015  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 November 16, 2015  Park is closed for the season
 There are no rental facilities at this location.

Park Contact: Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY  12590
Phone: (845) 298-4600


Observation Deck at Quiet CoveThe park is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie, north of Marist College, on the west side of Route 9, and accessible by Clearwater Drive.

Quiet Cove Riverfront Park is an exciting addition to the park offerings for Dutchess County.  Totaling 27 acres, with 5 plus acres to the West of the rail line, this former portion of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center property was retained by the state at the county‚Äôs encouragement for the creation of a riverside park.  As part of a cooperative partnership agreement with New York State, the County agreed to make improvements to the property and operate it as a riverfront park, while the State maintains ownership of the land.

The County has recently completed renovations to the park including a new roof and front porch deck overlooking the Hudson River on the Navy Crew house.   Handicapped accessible restrooms and ramps were also added to the Navy Crew house.    Other improvements to Quiet Cove included a new well to supply water to the site, sewer lines, electrical upgrades and a boat launch area for canoes and kayaks.

The park also offers picnic tables, grills, fishing, walking trails and scenic overlooks on the upper section of the park and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.  This park location does not have any rental facilities available.


- Directions to Quiet Cove -

From Massachusetts: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West into New York. Take the Taconic Parkway South, and exit the Parkway onto Route 199 (Red Hook, Pine Plains). Continue on Route 199 West until you intersect with Route 308 West. Take Route 308 West into Rhinebeck where you will then intersect Route 9 South. Take Route 9 South about 14 miles. Quiet Cove will be on your right.

From Connecticut: From Southern Connecticut take I-95 South to I-287. Take I-287 West to I-684 North. Continue on I-684 to I-84. Take I-84 West to exit 13 (Route 9). Go North on Route 9. Quiet Cove is located approximately 16 miles north on the left side of Route 9.

From Northern Connecticut follow Southern Connecticut directions beginning with I-84 West.

From Northern New York:  Take the New York State Thruway South to Exit 18 (New Paltz). Take Route 299 East to Route 9W South; continue on 9W to Route 44-55 (Mid-Hudson Bridge) Poughkeepsie. Make the first right off the bridge and immediately follow signs for Route 9 North, Hyde Park. Quiet Cove is located approximately 1.5-2 miles north on the left side of Route 9.

From New Jersey and Points South: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway North to the New York State Thruway. Take the Thruway North to Exit 17 (Newburgh). Take I-84 East to exit 13 (Route 9 North). Quiet Cove is located approximately 16 miles north on the left side of Route 9.

From New York City: Take the Hutchinson River Parkway to 684 North to I-84. Take I-84 West to exit 13 (Route 9). Quiet Cove is located approximately 16 miles north on the left side of Route 9.


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