Things to do

“What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?” –E.M. Forster

-Back Bar Beer Garden & Cabin
-Stissing Pond
-Thompson Pond Trail
-Twin Island Lake
-Stissing Mountain Trail & Fire Tower
-Stissing Pond Rec Beach Area
-Mashomack Polo Club & Fields
-Dutch’s Spirits Distillery
-Hillrock Distillery
-Taconic Distillery
-Stissing Pond Boat Launch (electric engine only) to name a few!

We welcome you to come experience the beauty of the majestic Stissing Mountain overlooking Stissing Pond, Thompson Pond and Twin Island Lake. Spend the morning hiking the mountain and if you’re daring enough to climb the Fire Tower, you will see panoramic views from the Catskill Mountains to the Berkshires!

Whether you’re riding your bicycle around the lake or strolling with your children or dog around the ballfields under the beautiful mountain backdrop, your troubles will melt away. Hike the scenic nature trails or bring the kayaks and drift away from Stissing Pond Boat Launch for the afternoon. Bring the fishing rods or spend the day at the Pine Plains Rec Beach for a packed day at the new children’s playground or swimming in the lake, or a BBQ under the Pavilion, a game of volleyball or just relax in the sand. During the winter, the Ice Rink will keep you and the family entertained for hours!

When you come to town, ask around about Pine Plains’ yearly tradition of AG Day, Pine Plains Community Day, the Holiday Parade of Lights, Memorial Day Parade, Stissing Triathlon or Octoberfest at The Back Bar Beer Garden. Either way, Pine Plains has something for everyone!

The Lions Community Pavilion is always a local favorite for booked events, meetings & entertainment. Getting married? There is not a more lovely back drop to exchange your vows than the lovely Lion’s Club Pavilion under beautiful Stissing Mountain.