Pine Plains is one of the few walkable towns left in Dutchess County, New York. 94 miles from Manhattan, it holds an old-fashioned Agricultural Fair every year, as well as the Stissing Triathlon, and memorable holiday celebrations. With its pastoral rural landscape, and can-do attitude, this is a place where neighbors take care of neighbors, where old and young sit down together at the firehouse over pancake breakfasts, where citizens avidly participate in town government, the business association, sports, and morning coffee in their favorite cafes.
The trails around Thompson Pond Preserve, part of the Nature Conservancy, and up Stissing Mountain are ideal for hiking and bird-watching, and Stissing Lake is a quiet playground for kayaking, fishing, and swimming. The village hosts an active, thriving library and community center as well as growing cultural initiatives, fine schools and excellent restaurants.
Pine Plains is a place where people pride themselves on their skills, where young farmers are becoming entrepreneurs in organic food production, where equestrian facilities dot the countryside, and every road leads to a stunning vista. It represents small-town America at its best.