At the heart of the Winnakee’s mission is a deep regard for the history

and natural beauty of northern Dutchess County. Winnakee not only protects farmland

and natural habitats from development, but provides public recreational opportunities

through its two parks--Burger Hill in Rhinebeck and Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park.

We also have established miles of public access trails and are continually working to add to those.

We host several educational and volunteer events a year and love to

bring our communities together to enjoy the landscape we share.



Access the

Winnakee Nature Preserve

Educational Arboretum Online Guide


Spring 2014 BIG NIGHT INFO

Help a salamander cross the road!

Help DEC find out more about our amphibian populations!


Amphibian ID Guide

Big Night Fact Sheet 






We love Old Mill Wine & Spirits!

6390 Mill St., Rhinebeck

Find them here.


Join the Winnakee Land Trust! Imagine a future as rich as our past!

Winnakee Land Trust, P.O. Box 610, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-4213,


Protecting land with a conservation easement

does not affect local tax revenues.

Protected land supports a healthy local economy!

The tax benefits associated with protecting private land are:

  • A federal income tax deduction

  • A New York State tax credit

Find out more!

BROCHURE: Tax Benefits for Landowners


Winnakee believes in smart growth.

Balancing land protection with appropriate development will ensure

that our communities continue to have all the resources they need for generations to come.

We are happy to work with local planners toward protecting land of high conservation value

while providing for smart, sensitive development


Free pdf download:

"Using Conservation Easements in

Conservation Subdivisions" booklet



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