Welcome to Highland, NY
Highland has succeeded in preserving its heritage by turning historical areas into great outdoor activities. The former Central New England Railway rail bed has been transformed into the Hudson Valley Rail Trail offering visitors the opportunity to hike, bike, ride on horseback, in line skate, cross country ski and snowshoe. The Trail connects Walkway Over the Hudson
State Park, the original Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, and Tony Williams Park offering picnic pavilions, basketball, tennis, a playground and so much more.
Highland boasts a second New York State Park, The Franny Reese State Park for challenging hiking and spectacular Hudson River views. The original “Gaffney Farm”, recently purchased by Scenic Hudson, offers hiking trails, Illinois Mountain and Berean Park. Berean Park offers swimming, a pavilion, barbeques and
Historic Highland Landing on the riverfront once Highland’s first business district, in the Town of Lloyd now offers Highland Landing Park for fishing, kayaking and picnicking, and will soon offer an educational center and ship mooring.
Highland, New York is a destination for year round outdoor activities. Its location on the west bank of the Hudson River, halfway between New York City and Albany, ensures that the sun always shines on Highland first.