Visitors at Springside Walking Trails

Visit


Enjoy the meandering carriage trails, curious knolls, and rocky outcrops of the Andrew Jackson Downing designed landscape. Walkers, joggers, and dogs (on leashes please!) appreciate the quiet trails and changing scenery. Artists discover the interesting play of light and shadow off the knolls. Birders find many species within a green oasis. Visitors and residents alike experience a cultural landscape that resonates today.


Self-Guided Walking Tour


Discover Springside at your own pace! The self-guided tour merges the popular 1867 walking tour described by Benson Lossing in hisVassar College and Its Founder with contemporary details and insights.


There are two ways to tour:

: Use your smart phone at the kiosk or at any one of the walking tour markers along the carriage trail and use the QR code to link to content.

: Pick up a paper walking tour brochure. The map is in the middle.


Group Tours


Contact us to arrange for a guided group tour.





Driving Directions


Springside’s entrance is at Academy Street and Springside Drive across from The Manor at Woodside. Wind around to the small parking area near the information kiosk.

185 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- Take Exit for Route 55 West /Poughkeepsie. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Route 55 West. Go 8.5 miles.
- Turn right just before the Mid-Hudson Bridge onto Route 9 South (Wappingers Falls). On the exit ramp, bear left to go south on Route 9. Go 1.5 miles.
- Take the Academy Street exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left going back under Route 9. Go straight.
- Turn right into Springside’s entrance at Academy Street and Springside Drive across from The Manor at Woodside and wind around to the small parking lot by the information kiosk.
- Take Exit 13 - Route 9/Poughkeepsie. Travel approximately 11.5 miles on Route 9 North.
- Take the Academy Street exit.
- Take the first right into Springside’s entrance at Academy Street and Springside Drive across from The Manor at Woodside and wind around to the small parking lot by the information kiosk.
- Take Exit Route 44/Poughkeepsie. Turn right onto Route 44 West. Go 8.5 miles.
- Bear right onto Routes 44/55 West. Go 2.5 miles.
- Turn right just before the Mid-Hudson Bridge onto Route 9 South - Wappingers Falls. On the exit ramp, bear left to go south on Route 9. Go approximately 1.5 miles.
- Take the Academy Street exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left going back under Route 9. Go straight.
- Turn right into Springside’s entrance at Academy Street and Springside Drive across from The Manor at Woodside and wind around to the small parking lot by the information kiosk.
- Take Exit 18/New Paltz from the Thruway.
- Turn right after toll plaza onto Route 299 East. Go 5 miles.
- Turn right at the end of Route 299 onto Route 9W South. Go 2.5 miles.
- Turn right onto the ramp for the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
- Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Route 9 South. Go approximately 1.5 miles.
- Take the Academy Street exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left going back under Route 9. Go straight.
- Turn right into Springside’s entrance at Academy Street and Springside Drive across from The Manor at Woodside and wind around to the small parking lot by the information kiosk.
Metro-North Railroad - Hudson Line of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Amtrak serve the Poughkeepsie station. For train information, call 212.532.4900 or visit: www.mta.info

For Amtrak, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit: www.amtrak.com
- Springside is a 1.5 mile cab ride from the station.