I'm trying to visit all of the state parks in Ulster/Duchess/Columbia counties this year, so yesterday James Baird got checked off the list. Signage was negligible- none leading up to the park, and none once we got inside telling us where the hiking trails were. I didn't see any information kiosks, no trail maps to take. Did I miss something? The bathroom nearest to where we parked in a smaller parking lot was locked and full of debris inside. I walked away, shocked and annoyed. I love state parks and we have so wonderful ones here in Ulster, such as Minnewaska. Maybe this park has suffered from budget cuts, as someone else suggested, but overall I was disappointed.
Pros: Beautiful trail (once I found one). The playground/recreation area looked lovely for families. Lots of people were enjoying the fields and barbecues. Easy to find if you're coming from Taconic Parkway.
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