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News Release

April 22, 2011      

For Further Information Contact:
William R. Steinhaus, County Executive
(845) 486-2000

Quiet Cove Park Re-Opens for the Season

Poughkeepsie… “One of the most beautiful spots for viewing the Hudson River is open for another season”, according to County Executive William R. Steinhaus.  Quiet Cove Park, located on Clearwater Drive just off Route 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie between Marist College and the Culinary Institute, has officially re-opened for the season on a five day a week schedule.

This county park features views of the majestic Hudson River with non-motorized boat launch access for canoes and kayaks located on the waterfront section of the park which encompasses 2 acres. The newly renovated Navy Barracks building has a handicap accessible waterfront deck with Adirondack chairs for sitting and gazing out at the passing sailboats,  ships and barges traveling up and down the river. The park also features picnic tables with barbeque grills for a picnic lunch or snack. Handicap accessible restrooms are available for public use.   The upper section of the park which totals 25 acres has two hiking trails offering scenic views of the river.

Parking on the riverfront section is limited to Handicap spaces ONLY.  The regular parking lot is located just outside of the tunnel entrance to the waterfront which passes under the Metro North train tracks.  An additional larger parking lot is located at the top of the property, just off Route 9 with several picnic tables available for public use.

Quiet Cove Park is open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

The park operating hours for the season are as follows:
April 16 to April 29- 9am to 4pm
April 30 to May 27- 9am to 7pm
May 28 to September 5- 9am to 8pm
September 6 to September 30- 9am to 7pm
October 1 to October 30- 9am to 4pm
October 31- closed for the season.


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