Franny Reese State Park, NY
Park Information
The Franny Reese Preserve, located in Highland, NY has magnificent views of the Hudson River. The newest PIPC park is named after the "the mother of the modern environmental movement," Frances Stevens Reese, a longtime Hudson Valley resident. "Franny" was renowned for leading the battle against Consolidated Edison's 1963 plan to build a hydroelectric facility at Storm King Mountain. She joined forces with others in the valley and helped to form the influential environmental organization Scenic Hudson. The 1980 "Scenic Hudson Decision" became a model law that protects the environment and gives citizens the right to challenge any construction that threatens the environment or scenery and demand alternatives. The Storm King controversy was the springboard for the Environmental Protection Act.

For more information about Franny Reese and Scenic Hudson, visit: Franny Reese Preserve

Open: Dawn till dusk.
Things To Do & See
Franny Reese provides 2.5 miles of historic carriage roads that once served a 19th century mansion. The park provides wonderful views of the Hudson River and Poughkeepsie. In the winter months, the trails are available for snow shoeing and cross country skiing.
Snow Shoeing & Cross Country Skiing
Franny Reese provides approximately 2.5 miles of carriage roads that are available for hiking year round.
In the winter months, Franny Reese's level carriage roads are an excellent place to cross country ski or snow shoe while you enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson River.
Franny Reese provides a few excellent locations for picknicking along the River.
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