Winnakee Land Trust Hosts tour of Historic Barns, Working Farms

WHAT: Annual Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Complete list of locations TBA

COST: $50 per person, Children under 12 are free

INFO/PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit or call (845) 876-4213

Winnakee Land Trust Hosts Tour of Historic Barns, Working Farms

Winnakee invites the public to explore the past, enjoy the present, and celebrate Hudson Valley historic architecture, farmlands, and open space.


Rhinebeck, NY-  On Saturday, September 16, Winnakee Land Trust will host the Annual Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms. This unique event is designed for local history buffs, families, architecture aficionados, and anyone who appreciates the rich history found in the Hudson Valley.


The Annual Tour or Historic Barns and Working Farms is truly a northern Dutchess County signature event.  Event guests will get an up-close look at the farms that support our local economy and the historic barns that hold the stories of our past.  Equipped with maps and information guides, participants will travel by car, motorcycle, or bicycle on this self-guided tour of area historic barns and farms and then enjoy a barn-rocking reception. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and children under 12 are free.


“It’s incredible to see the diverse array of guests visiting our region’s unique barns and farms,” notes Winnakee Board President Carl Meyer. “Winnakee holds an annual Barn Tour not only to provide a fun family-friendly event, but also to raise awareness of the history and importance of area farms and open space. Last year, guests traveled on some of the most beautiful scenic roads in the Hudson Valley and enjoyed a wine and chili reception at one of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s historic barns.”

The funds raised from this event will benefit Winnakee Land Trust, a 501(c)3 organization located in the bucolic village of Rhinebeck, New York.  Winnakee works year-round to protect and preserve the natural, agricultural, recreational, architectural, cultural, scenic, historical, and open space resources of northern Dutchess County. As an accredited land trust, Winnakee not only protects farmland and natural habitats from development, but provides public recreational opportunities through its two parks—Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill in Rhinebeck and Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park. Winnakee has established miles of public access trails and are continually working to add more.