Friday, June 20, 2014

Mountain Biking in The Hudson Valley – New York

image of a man going mountain biking in a forest
When you live in a place as beautiful as the Hudson Valley in New York, it would be a shame to let all the scenic beauty go undiscovered. Getting out and making a connection is exhilarating! At all times of the year, there is an abundance of places to walk, hike, and bike right around us at The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast.

If you are up for a little adventure and looking for a fun summer activity, why not grab a bike and check out some of the fantastic places to go mountain biking in the Hudson Valley? It is a great reason to get a group together and enjoy all that the surrounding nature has to offer, plus it gets your heart pumping and helps stay in shape. Did you know that mountain biking could improve your cardiovascular health, endurance and lung capacity? Whether you are up for a relaxing ride, an adrenaline-pumping trail, or a terrain that will truly test your strength and stamina, you can find a place to go around here. Below are a few of the popular areas to bike, each one offering a variety of scenic spots, trails and levels of difficulty.

Mohonk Preserve – as the largest private nature preserve in New York State, it offers a host of well-groomed trails to explore. There is a $10 fee and helmets are required. A stop at the historic Mountain House is one great reason to check this place out.

Stewart State Forest – over 8,000 acres of state parkland located in Newburgh, NY, near Stewart Airport that is perfect for mountain biking. There are over a dozen trails to try out and there are a lot of races there throughout the year as well so it’s a popular area to visit.

James Baird State Park – there are about three miles of trails surrounded by forest to explore here. The trails are not too challenging with only a few steep hills and there are plenty of spots to stop for a picnic lunch along the way.

Blue Mountain ReservationBike magazine has actually ranked this spot as one of the 11 best places for bike trails in North America. It is best for the more experienced rider and has more than 40 miles of trail that winds through the forest.


With all of the outdoor activities, shopping, great restaurants and fantastic summer events going on in the Hudson Valley, the Caldwell House is the perfect place to stay. Whether you are in for a weekend getaway or longer, we would love to have you at our award winning New York state bed and breakfast. You can reach us at (800) 210-5565 for reservation information. See ya on the trails!