Mountain views and a resplendent horizon are backdrops to green pastures with endless board fences, while rural roads course through an unspoiled expanse of rolling hills. Once known for its dairy farms, Pine Plains is now thoroughbred horse country, yet largely untouched by civilization. While Hammertown Barn provides the sublime for shoppers, Stissing Pond offers seasonal swimming and ice-fishing and Thompson Park Nature Preserve gives conservationists pleasure and a perfect landscape for snow-shoers. Stissing Mountain, the most prominent geographic feature at 1,403 feet, looms over the locale whose main hamlet is a one-traffic-light blink of great places to eat and shop. COMPRISED OF: Hamlets of Bethal, Hammertown, Pachin Mills, Pine Plains and communities of Mount Ross and Pulvers Corners.