Hopeland Area is a 1.4 mile trail located near Staatsburg, NY. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
I had to make a stop in the town of Staatsburg, and my dog Hudson was with me in the car. As I was driving, I passed the trailhead to the Hopeland Area of Mills-Norrie State Park. I figured I'd stop and take Hudson for a walk. It I had never heard of these little trails, so I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with the area - great for Fall foliage. It cloudy but not raining - my favorite kind of hiking weather actually. It is a short network of a few well-marked and maintained trails, including some wooden benches along the way. I did a sort of "figure 8" of all the trails, and it took about an hour (without stops). A perfect quaint loop that is both easy and quick.