One of the best and easiest walks starts just beyond the South Terrace of the house. Footpaths lead through the Walled Garden, awash with mums. Stop in at the Conservatory, a glass-roofed building designed by the house's architect, Richard Morris Hunt, and be sure to visit the Orchid Room.
Walk farther south of the gardens, and you'll pick up the Bass Pond Trail (roughly a half-mile loop) that leads to the pool known best for its picturesque arched rock bridge. The Meadow Trail, a quarter-mile offshoot of the path, meanders through a rolling landscape, home to bluebirds and mourning doves.
Left: Explore the property on transport of the four-legged kind.