Thing to Do

Eleanor's Walk

A pond surrounded by lush vegetation.

Length: 1 mile

Difficulty: Moderate

Blaze: Green and white Hyde Park Trail Marker

Trailhead Location: Trailhead is located south of the historic core. Once you cross the bridge from the main parking lot, follow the road that forks to the right. From there, the trail is straight ahead.

Terrain: Moderate walking on woodland paths with some steep hills on both Eleanor's Walk. 

Summary: The trail follows a road built by FDR in 1940. Follow the red paint blazes.

History: Get to know Eleanor Roosevelt—wife, mother, and grandmother; Hyde Park neighbor, activist, and diplomat—as you hike the paths she walked daily for recreation and quiet contemplation. See the historic buildings that hosted family gatherings as well as powerful dialog among national leaders. Explore the woodland trails that inspired many of Eleanor’s famous My Day columns.

Trail map available here.

Rules & Regulations

  • Safety first!

  • Trail is open daily sunrise to sunset.

  • Bikes are not permitted on any trails at this site.

  • Garbage cans are not available. This is a Carry In,Carry Out trail.

  • Stay on marked trails only.

  • Hunting, trapping, or possession of firearms prohibited.

  • No Fires, camping, or swimming.

  • Pets must be leashed; You must clean up after your pet.

  • Removal or disturbance of flora, fauna, or cultural resources is strictly prohibited.

  • Motorized vehicles prohibited.

In Case of Emergency Call 911

Report Safety & Security Issues to (845) 229-9380
Report Trail Maintenance Issues to (845) 229-1521

1 Hour
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Eleanor's Walk
Year Round
Time of Day
Accessibility Information
Path is unpaved earth. Moderate walking on woodland paths with some steep hills on both Eleanor's Walk. 

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

The Hyde Park Explorer Podcast

Enjoy these episodes of the Hyde Park Explorer podcast series as you walk the trails.

Last updated: February 9, 2021