Description - Mills-Norrie State Park is actually two connecting state parks -- Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and Ogden & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park. The 988-acre parcel is bounded on the west by the Hudson River. This very scenic park offers river view multi-use trails, overnight facilities, Dinsmore Golf Course (two 9-hole courses), the fabulous Mills Mansion State Historic Site and more. The park is open year-round.
- Mills-Norrie State Park is actually two connecting state parks -- Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and Ogden & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park. The 988-acre parcel is bounded on the west by the Hudson River. The Norrie Marina provides boating, fishing and picnicking on the bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. A campground with tent sites, RV sites and adjacent rental cabins is offered. Included at the parks is the country's second oldest golf course, Dinsmore Golf Course (two 9-hole courses). These grounds are open for cross-country skiers in winter. A bridle path, scenic hiking, biking and snowmobiling trails are available, as well as a sledding hill on the lawn of the Mills Mansion State Historic Site.
Recreation - This large parcel of public land offers a State Historic Site for touring, the Dinsmore Golf Course, cabins, tent sites, RV sites, hiking trails, bike path, bridle path, fishing opportunities, picnic area, recreation programs, restaurant, cross-country skiing and sledding.
Dinsmore Golf Course is a very scenic 18-hole course (two 9's) offering panoramic views of the Hudson River and majestic Catskill Mountains. It is the second oldest golf course in the country. Yardage is 5,719, par 70. A clubhouse, junior golf program, lounge, practice green, locker rooms, pro shop, restaurant, club rental ($10), power carts ($24 for 18 holes), and showers are offered. The course charges a fee of $18 weekdays and $22 weekends for a round of 18 holes. The fee for 9 holes is $10 weekdays and $12 weekends.
Climate - This area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from above 22 degrees down to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.
This state park is located 5 miles north of Hyde Park along SR 9. Travel the NYS Thruway (I-87), take the Kingston Exit, Route 199 east to Route 9G south, Route 9 south through Rhinebeck to Staatsburg.