Introduction to Hyde Park, New York
Hyde Park benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Dutchess County metropolitan area with. The town has a population of approximately 20,851.
Hyde Park History
The area now known as Hyde Park was settled in by Europeans in the first half of the 1700s. At that time it was known as Stoutenburgh. The town was a part of the Fauconnier Patent. The community was given its present name in 1812. Until 1821, it was a part of the Town of Clinton. Hyde Park is the hometown and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Hyde Park and nearby Attractions
- Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
- Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
- Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
- Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
- Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
- Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Things To Do In Hyde Park
The town of Hyde Park offers opportunities to indulge in a variety of recreational activities. You can visit the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, the Spaceship Discovery Science and Technology Center, Hyde Park Historical Society Museum and the Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site. The Historic Hyde Park Trail offers facilities for hiking. You can also visit the Mills Memorial State Park and the Norrie State Park.
Hyde Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from Dutchess County Airport.
Hyde Park Higher Education
The Culinary Institute of America and the Beauty School of Middletown lie within the town.