About Pine Plains, NY
Pine Plains is a town in Dutchess County, New York. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles. Its population is nearly 2,218.
Three small lakes lie west of Pine Plain's hamlet: Stissing Lake, which is excellent for swimming; Thompson Pond, which is dedicated to conserving wildlife; and Twin Island Lake, known locally as "Mud Pond."
As for interesting facts, in the early 1800s, Pine Plains had its racetrack.
Perhaps the most important early American Thoroughbred stallion, Messenger, stood here for several years after his part-owner Cornelius W. Van Ranst brought him to his Pine Plains farm in 1796.