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Bowdoin Park

Bowdoin Park is a picturesque 301-acre park located in Southern Dutchess County. This park has amazing views overlooking the Hudson River and is a perfect venue to host your next gathering or event.

Park facilities include:

  • Picnic areas
  • Playground area
  • Seasonal Splash Pad Open daily 10 am -7 pm (Weather Permitting)  
  • Soccer fields, two softball fields and a sand volleyball court
  • Nationally recognized cross-country course that utilizes the parks well-maintained hiking trails
  • Sledding Hill (Weather Permitting)
  • Wetland observation areas

Having an event? Bowdoin Park also has a variety of rental accommodations which include:

  • Five pavilions
  • Community Auditorium room 
  • Ellessdie Chapel
  • Maple Knoll Lodge (Note: Mapleknoll Lodge is offline from January 4 - mid March 2024). 

Reservations are required to use any of the facilities. Please see rental links for additional information.  



2024 Bowdoin Park Hours 

Park & Trail Hours

2024 Dates


January 2 - February 11

8:00am to 5:00pm

February 12 - March 10

8:00am to 6:00pm

March 11 - April 07

8:00am to 7:00pm

April 08 - June 02

8:00am to 8:00pm

June 03 - July 21

8:00am to 9:00pm

July 22 - September 01

8:00am to 8:00pm

September 02 - September 29

8:00am to 7:00pm

September 30 - November 3

8:00am to 6:00pm

November 4 - December 31

8:00am to 5:00pm

Park Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM. Park office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.



Reservations and Rental Information

Bowdoin Park Trail Maps