Getting Here

 

Driving Directions:

From the New York State Thruway (I-87): Exit 18 (New Paltz), take 299 east to 9W south, follow signs to Mid-Hudson Bridge. After bridge crossing follow overhead signs to Route 9 north. The Garden at Bellefield is on the property of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The park entrance will be about 5 miles north along Route 9 on the left. As you enter the park follow signs for "Bellefield/Beatrix Farrand Garden." Parking is available in the lot at Bellefield and along the north side of the horseshoe driveway. To enter the garden walk up the front steps of the Bellefield house and go left along the terrace until the garden is in full veiw. Handicap accessible entrances are on the north side of the terrace or through the garden gate on the east side of the garden.

From the Taconic State Parkway: Northbound vehicles exit at Route 55 west (Poughkeepsie). Follow Route 55 west to Route 9 north. Located approximately 5 miles north on Route 9. Southbound vehicles exit at Red Hook onto Route 199 west. Take Route 308 from Route 199. Proceed to Route 9 south (left hand turn at light in the center of Rhinebeck). The Garden at Bellefield is on the property of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The park entrance will be Located approximately 12 miles south from Rhinebeck on Route 9. As you enter the park follow signs for "Bellefield/Beatrix Farrand Garden." Parking is available in the Bellefield parking lot and along the north side of the horseshoe driveway. Enter the garden by walking up the front steps of the Bellefield house and walking left along the terrace until you come to the garden. Handicap accessible entrances are on the north side of the terrace or through the garden gate on the east side of the garden.

From New York City: Henry Hudson parkway (Route 9A) to the Sawmill River parkway to Taconic State Parkway. See Taconic State Parkway (northbound) directions above. OR - Proceed north on the Palisades Parkway to the New York State Thruway (I-87). See directions from New York State Thruway (I-87) above.

From Long Island: Proceed west on the Cross Bronx Expressway to the New York State Thruway (I-87) northbound. See directions from New York State Thruway (I-87) above. OR - cross the Throgs Neck Bridge, follow I-95 to the Hutchinson River Parkway north to I-684 to I-84 west. Take exit for Taconic State Parkway north. Follow directions from the Taconic State Parkway above.

From New Jersey: Proceed north on the Garden State Parkway onto the New York State Thruway (I-87). See directions for New York State Thruway above.

From Connecticut: Take I-84 west to the Taconic State Parkway north. Follow directions for the Taconic State Parkway above.

From Massachusetts: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to the Taconic State Parkway (south). See directions from Taconic State Parkway southbound above. OR: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to the New York State Thruway (I-87) south. See directions from New York State Thruway above.

Public Transportation:

Air: The closest major airport is Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York (near junction of I-87 and I-84). Several major carriers have daily flights to Stewart.

Rail: The Metro-North Commuter Railroad and Amtrak both stop in Poughkeepsie, about 5 miles south of the park. Contact Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or www.amtrak.com. Metro-North can be reached at 800 638-7646 or www.mta.info

Ground: Taxi service to the park from the Poughkeepsie Train Station is available. Taxi service from other points in the local area is also available. The Dutchess County Loop Bus System stops in Hyde Park several times daily; call (800) 924-8702 for information.