Quiet Cove Riverfront Park

Public Works - Parks
Steven Olsen, Parks Director




Dutchess County Quiet Cove Riverfront Park
Clearwater Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY

Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks

Meeting room at Quiet Cove is available for rent . Go to Parks Reservation page or call Park office (845-298-4600) for details.

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Park Hours: 2018

Quiet Cove is closed from November to early April

January 2 to April 13 Closed
April 14 - June 1 9:00 am - 8:00pm
June 2 - July 22 9:00 am - 9:00pm
July 23 - August 31 9:00 am - 8:00pm
September 1 - October 21 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
October 22 - November 3 9:00am - 6:00pm
November 4, 2018 9:00am -4:00pm
 November 5- Park Closed for the Season

Park Contact: Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY  12590
Phone: (845) 298-4600




Observation Deck at Quiet CoveThe park is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie, north of Marist College, on the west side of Route 9, and accessible by Clearwater Drive.

Quiet Cove Riverfront Park is an exciting addition to the park offerings for Dutchess County.  Totaling 27 acres, with 5 plus acres to the West of the rail line, this former portion of the Hudson River Psychiatric Center property was retained by the state at the county’s encouragement for the creation of a riverside park.  As part of a cooperative partnership agreement with New York State, the County agreed to make improvements to the property and operate it as a riverfront park, while the State maintains ownership of the land.

The County has recently implemented renovations to the park including a newly renovated shoreline and waterfront observation deck overlooking the Hudson River.   Handicapped accessible restrooms and ramps are available    Other improvements to Quiet Cove include a boat launch area for canoes and kayaks.

The park also offers picnic tables, grills, fishing, walking trails and scenic overlooks on the upper section of the park and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.  This park location does not have any rental facilities available.


- Directions to Quiet Cove -

From Massachusetts: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West into New York. Take the Taconic Parkway South, and exit the Parkway onto Route 199 (Red Hook, Pine Plains). Continue on Route 199 West until you intersect with Route 308 West. Take Route 308 West into Rhinebeck where you will then intersect Route 9 South. Take Route 9 South about 14 miles. Quiet Cove will be on your right.

From Connecticut: From Southern Connecticut take I-95 South to I-287. Take I-287 West to I-684 North. Continue on I-684 to I-84. Take I-84 West to exit 13 (Route 9). Go North on Route 9. Quiet Cove is located approximately 16 miles north on the left side of Route 9.

From Northern Connecticut follow Southern Connecticut directions beginning with I-84 West.

From Northern New York:  Take the New York State Thruway South to Exit 18 (New Paltz). Take Route 299 East to Route 9W South; continue on 9W to Route 44-55 (Mid-Hudson Bridge) Poughkeepsie. Make the first right off the bridge and immediately follow signs for Route 9 North, Hyde Park. Quiet Cove is located approximately 1.5-2 miles north on the left side of Route 9.

From New Jersey and Points South: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway North to the New York State Thruway. Take the Thruway North to Exit 17 (Newburgh). Take I-84 East to exit 13 (Route 9 North). Quiet Cove is located approximately 16 miles north on the left side of Route 9.

From New York City: Take the Hutchinson River Parkway to 684 North to I-84. Take I-84 West to exit 13 (Route 9). Quiet Cove is located approximately 16 miles north on the left side of Route 9.