Trails & Horse Riding

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Open Season & Hours
The trails are open for cross-country skiing from dawn to dusk (weather permitting).
There is no fee to cross-country ski, but ALL participants must sign the online waiver and read the trail regulations below.
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Regulations for Use of Trails
Regulations for ALL trail participants


  • The trail participant must sign the appropriate waiver before using the trails (once per year). 

  • Please observe a carry in / carry out policy.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • No smoking.

  • No bicycle riding allowed.

  • The property closes at dusk.

  • Please stay on the designated trails. 

  • Dogs are permitted for hikers but must ALWAYS be leashed. Dogs are NOT permitted in the Gardens or during organized equestrian events. 

Regulations for Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving
  • ASTM/SEI Certified riding helmets are required for all riders and carriage drivers.

  • Horses must always be attended or securely tied to their trailer.

  • Riding and driving are not permitted near the Main House, Gardens, Stables and Horse pastures (except for passing on Pugsley Hill Road), unless following a marked trail during an organized event.

In Case of Emergency

Kevin Malloy, Head Groundskeeper at (845) 464-6483

Matthew Speer, Program Director at (917) 225-1002

Map & Directions

From north or south on the Taconic State Parkway, take the exit to US44/Poughkeepsie/Millbrook. Turn east on the Route 44 toward Millbrook. Continue 10.9 miles on 44 east to Bangall Amenia Rd (County Route 86). Turn left on Bangall Amenia Rd and continue for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Pugsley Hill Rd and drive for 1.0 miles to the trail entrance on left. Please park at the Trail Head near the red pole barn.

Click on this PDF file to download the Trails Map.

With a focus on restoration, Friends of Wethersfield funds conservation projects that maintain the estate, gardens, and grounds in accordance with their original aesthetic splendor.

The trails are open for cross-country skiing. 

The garden is closed for the season.

257 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501

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