Hyde Park Healthy Trails Walkabout

What the Healthy Trails "Walkabout" Is

The Hyde Park Healthy Trails Walkabout is an annual program to encourage walking for health. The Walkabout is open to local residents and visitors alike.

Developed in partnership with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Behavioral Health, the Walkabout encourages enjoying Hyde Park’s trails throughout the year -- not only for health and wellness, but also for the learning and appreciation of the natural and historic landscapes that make Hyde Park such a special place. And besides, it’s just plain fun.

How to Walkabout

Participants who complete all 12 listed trails before Earth Day in April 2021 may earn a free, themed trail patch. The Hyde Park Trail Committee creates a new patch each year, featuring a natural or historical feature that relates to Hyde Park Trails.


2022 Walkabout Information

Hyde Park Trails Walkabout Hike 3.3 miles

Date and time

Sat, April 23, 2022

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

4097 Albany Post Road

Hyde Park, NY 12538


About this event

Start earning your 2022 Walkabout sew-on patch, to be revealed soon! Meet at the Home of FDR Visitor Center parking area (look for the Hyde Park Trails banner). The 3.3 mile hike will take up to 3 hours depending on the group's abilities. It is a moderate walk on rolling hills with a fairly steep uphill finish. Bring insect repellent, water and snack if desired. Highlights include beautiful stone walls and bridges.

Registration link below.


Walkabout Map and Guide

A free Walkabout Scorecard and Trail System Map are available at the National Park Service visitor centers, at the Town of Hyde Park Recreation office at Hackett Hill, and at most trailhead kiosks. Or download and print your own copies:

2022 Walkabout Score Card (PDF)

Hyde Park Trail System Map (PDF)

Walkabout check-in 2017

The Walkabout is typically launched with a guided hike in April, during Earth Day week (which is also National Park Week). From the Walkabout “kickoff” hike in April, you have until April of the following year to earn your patch.