News Release

March 21, 2016      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000

Pancake Breakfast to be held at Bowdoin Park April 2nd
Dutchess County Parks Awarded as ‘The Best Tasting Maple Syrup in the Hudson Valley’ this past Saturday


Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Parks Division will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am to 11:30am. Breakfast will be held in the Community Center Auditorium at Bowdoin Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The cost to attend is $5 per person, with children 6 and under free of charge. The event is open to the public and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Award-winning maple syrup made at Dutchess County's Bowdoin ParkCounty Executive Marc Molinaro said, “What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a traditional pancake breakfast at our own Bowdoin Park! Our Pancake Breakfast is fun for the entire family to enjoy. Come out and celebrate the warm weather and sample maple syrup made at one of Dutchess County’s great parks!”

This past Saturday, Dutchess County Parks was named as the winner for ‘The Best Tasting Maple Syrup in the Hudson Valley’ for syrup produced at Bowdoin Park during the Fresh Air Fund’s 13th annual Sugar Maple Celebration held at Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill. Dutchess County Parks competed against 14 other entrants for the title at the yearly event. The Pancake Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to enjoy locally made syrup from Bowdoin Park, as well as the beautiful scenic views of the Hudson River. The award-winning maple syrup will be available for purchase during the event.

“Dutchess County Parks offer a variety of fun and educational programs and events throughout the year. The annual Pancake Breakfast provides residents of all ages with the opportunity to visit Dutchess County’s award-winning Bowdoin Park and partake in a delicious meal using locally made syrup. Breakfast attendees are encouraged to explore the many offerings at Bowdoin Park including various hiking trails, playground equipment, and picturesque views,” said County Legislator Will Truitt.

To learn more about this event or other programs offered at Bowdoin Park, call the Dutchess County Parks Division at (845) 298-4602 or visit   Bowdoin Park is located at 85 Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

To see the event flyer, click here.

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