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 Cold Spring Scenic Hudson Valley

10516, About, Manhattan to Cold Spring, MTA, train in Cold Spring, antique stores, cafes, restaurants, places to stay, train station, weekend in Cold Spring, Things to do in Cold Spring, things to do with the kids, antiquing, History of Cold Spring | Putnam About the Village of Cold Spring

 
  For a look back in time, visit the Village of Cold Spring, New York and discover Main Street America. The village offers many attractions and activities.

Click to enlarge photo of Cold Spring walk along Hudson River.

Click to enlarge photo of Cold Spring walk along Hudson River. Go to Cold Spring year-round where you can enjoy the best activities along the Hudson River, attractions in the charming village, such as antique and specialty shops housed in historic storefronts, excellent restaurants, and many wonderful historic buildings from the 19th century. Be sure to visit Cold Spring for one of many things to do in Putnam County, New York.

Did you know?
On December 1, 2011, while being interviewed on Talk of The Nation, Don McLean talked about the song American Pie and where it was written. "It was written in Cold Spring, New York and in Philadelphia, and it was performed first at Temple University when I was just getting started with Laura Nyro." It is not surprising that the Village of Cold Spring inspired American Pie , another American classic. About the Village of Cold Spring | Putnam  photos and more . . .

Guided Canoe Trips, tidal Hudson River, Constitution Marsh, Hudson Highlands, Audubon, Birding, Boating, Nature Trails, Scenic Views, physical activity, canoe trips, canoes, paddles, Public Canoe Program schedule, kayak or canoe trip | Putnam Audubon Constitution Marsh Center - Guided Canoe Trips

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  Guided Canoe Trips
"Discover the fascinating habitats of the estuary with us."

Our interpretive canoe programs focus on the near shore environments of the tidal Hudson River, especially the natural history of Constitution Marsh and the surrounding Hudson Highlands. It's easily the best deal around, as our own expert Audubon naturalists lead you through winding channels lined with tall, elegant marsh grasses, searching for hidden wildlife. Enjoy the physical activity and beautiful scenery, and learn the secrets of the Sanctuary.

Reservations are required for all canoe trips. We provide the canoes, paddles, and life jackets, and a safety lesson precedes the trip. At least one adult with paddling experience must accompany each canoe. Trips are tide and weather dependent, and normally last between two and three hours. Audubon Constitution Marsh Center - Guided Canoe Trips | Putnam  website and more . . .

Cold Spring, handicapped-accessible park, launch a kayak, excursions Constitution Marsh Sanctuary, Historic Places, Things to Do at Foundry Dock Park, Bird Watching, Boat Launch, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Picnicking, Historic buildings | Putnam Foundry Dock Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Foundry Dock Park
Village of Cold Spring, Putnam County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

Foundry Dock Park officially opened in June 2006. This riverfront park is enjoyed by many visitors and residents who come to relax, enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands, or launch a kayak in the Hudson River at Cold Spring. Foundry Dock Park  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, Hiking Breakneck Ridge, experienced hikers, state parks and protected areas, fabulous hiking, outdoor activities, Hudson Valley, hiking, parks, boating, skiing, nature walks, birding, Hiking Trails in Philipstown | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Breakneck Ridge

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Breakneck Ridge
Hike 1 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is recommended for experienced hikers.

Breakneck Ridge
Hike 1 - (difficult, 2.8 mi., 3-4 hr.)
A steep, difficult loop hike with the most dramatic views in the Highlands. Exhilarating, but not recommended in windy or slippery conditions. Hiking Philipstown - Breakneck Ridge | Putnam  website and more . . .

Cold Spring, major historical significance, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Bull Hill (Mount Taurus), Bull Hill, tallest mountain in Putnam County, Hudson River, hiking, outdoor activities, parks, activities, boating, skiing, nature walks, birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Bull Hill (Mount Taurus)

 
  Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel.

Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus)
Hike 5 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is a strenuous hike, recommended for experienced hikers.

Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) from 9D
Hike 5 - (moderate/difficult, 5.7 mi., 4-5 hr.)
A loop hike with a spur to the summit, at 1420 feet, Bull Hill is the tallest mountain in Putnam County. This loop hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with tricky footing, and spectacular views over the Hudson River. Hiking Philipstown - Bull Hill (Mount Taurus) | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, Hudson Valley, easy hike, beginner hikers, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, breathtaking views, state parks, protected areas, outdoor activities, offer activities such as boating, skiing, nature walks and birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Charcoal Burners Trail

 
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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Charcoal Burners Trail
Hike 4 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is an easy hike, recommended for beginner hikers.

Charcoal Burners Trail
Hike 4 - (easy, 2 mi., 1-2 hr.)
A woodland loop with a side trail overlooking a pond. Hiking Philipstown - Charcoal Burners Trail | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands, Hiking Trails, views of the Hudson, Little Stony Point Park, swimming beach, recreational boating, kayaking, and fishing, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, Hiking Bear Mountain | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Little Stony Point

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  Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel.

Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Little Stony Point
Hike 6 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is an easy hike, recommended for beginning hikers.

Hiking Little Stony Point
Hike 6 - (easy, 1 mi., 1 hr.)
A short loop hike with spectacular views of the Hudson and a spur trail to a cliff top. Hiking Philipstown - Little Stony Point | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, moderate hike, hikers with experience, mountain bikes, breeding birds, state park, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, hiking, many parks offer activities such as boating, skiing, nature walks and birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - Round Hill

 
  Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel.

Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking Round Hill
Hike 2 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is a moderate hike, recommended for hikers with some experience.

Round Hill
Hike 2 - (moderate, 5.5 mi., 3-4 hr.)
A loop hike through woods with a couple of great views. This hike is in the Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area.

Hiking Philipstown - Round Hill | Putnam  website and more . . .

Hiking in Philipstown, Hudson Highlands, moderate hike, hikers, mountain bikes, breeding birds, Hiking in the Hudson Highlands, hiking, many parks offer activities such as boating, skiing, nature walks and birding | Putnam Hiking Philipstown - School Mountain Road

 
  Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel.

Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Hiking in Philipstown
Putnam County, Hudson River Valley of New York

"The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance."

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.



Hiking School Mountain Road
Hike 3 of Hiking Trails in Philipstown is an easy hike, recommended for beginner hikers.

School Mountain Road
Hike 3 - (easy, 8.2 mi., 4hr, )
An out and back hike especially good for horses, and mountain bikes. This out and back hike is in the Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area. Horses and mountain bikes are permitted on this trail. Hiking Philipstown - School Mountain Road | Putnam  website and more . . .

Things to Do, Birding, Hiking, Nature Study, Footpaths, restaurants in Putnam County, New York, Parrott guns, Civil War, National Register of Historic Places, Historic Preservation, Hudson River bird and fish species | Putnam West Point Foundry Preserve "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Cold Spring, Putnam County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Hikers at West Point Foundry Preserve enjoy a tranquil soundtrack—the gentle murmur of Foundry Brook. That's a far cry from the din greeting 19th-century visitors to the sprawling West Point Foundry that filled this ravine. Established in 1818 to supply the U.S. government with artillery, the ironworks employed hundreds of workers who produced some of America's first steam engines, locomotives and ironclad ships, as well as pipes for New York City's water system and Parrott guns, cannon credited with winning the Civil War. The foundry's owners also were business pioneers, among the first to control every aspect of manufacturing, from raw material to product distribution. West Point Foundry Preserve  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Garrison Scenic Hudson Valley

10524, photo of View from Boscobel, Garrison, NY, day trip, hiking, Hudson Highlands, Constitution Marsh, West Point, hike, nature walks, birding, attractions, activities, boating, skiing, nature walks, things to do in Garrison and  Cold Spring | Putnam Boscobel Hike and Scenic View

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Click to enlarge photo of View from Boscobel Boscobel Hike and Scenic View
Boscobel is located at 1601 Route 9D (Bear Mountain Highway), Garrison, NY, 10524 Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Plan a day trip to Boscobel and go hiking in the Hudson Highlands where you will experience many breathtaking views while absorbing the natural beauty of the landscape. The Boscobel Hike is an easy one mile hike on a woodland trail at Boscobel. Be rewarded with magnificent views of Constitution Marsh and West Point. Grounds pass needed. Boscobel Hike and Scenic View | Putnam  website and more . . .

Things to Do, Birding, Hiking, Walking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, Scenic Views, local farm in the Hudson Valley, restaurants in Putnam County, Hudson River Valley, New York State, historic home  Livingston Family, miles of trails, scenic views | Putnam Manitou Point Preserve "Scenic Hudson Valley"

 
  Manitou Point Preserve
Garrison, Putnam County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Garrison, Putnam County (126 acres) -This rocky promontory originally was called Mystery Point, for reasons obscured in history. You don't need to be a detective to uncover the preserve's myriad treasures. Manitou Point Preserve  "Scenic Hudson Valley" | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Manitou Scenic Hudson Valley

Manitou, Train Station, Hiking, hikes, hikers, adventurous hike, trail, hiker, scenic, Bear Mountain Bridge, Hudson River, MTA, Train Station at Manitou, Philipstown, Putnam County, New York, Manitou Nature Preserve, West Point | Putnam Manitou Train Station and Manitou Point Nature Preserve

 
 
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Click to enlarge photo of Pond at the Manitou Train Station If you are waiting for a train at the Manitou Train Station, or have just arrived at Manitou, look around at this scenic spot. Can a train station get any prettier than this? Look into the pond and you may see frogs jumping and the sounds of a bullfrog. Look up from the pond and you can see the Bear Mountain Bridge in the distance. Walk over the train tracks toward the river; you can sit on a rock and put your feet into the Hudson River. Or, gaze up at the rolling hills facing north.
Manitou Train Station and Manitou Point Nature Preserve | Putnam  photos and more . . .
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 Putnam County Scenic Hudson Valley

Hudson Highlands, Hudson River is an estuary, things to do in the Hudson Highlands, outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking, hike, Hikes, Things to Do, Birding, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historic Places | Putnam Hudson Highlands

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  Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands.

Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands The sign reads:
"For much of its 315-mile course, the Hudson River flows straight and broad. But at the Highlands, the Appalachian mountain chain intersects the river to create a fifteen mile stretch of rugged, mountainous landscape. This area contains the river's narrowest and deepest points, as well as its fastest currents. The Hudson River is an estuary, a mixture of salt and freshwater, and the saltwater line extends just north of Beacon. The River is tidal all the way up to the Troy Dam above Albany." Hudson Highlands | Putnam  website and more . . .

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Scenic Drives and Scenic Views
Hudson Valley
Hudson River Valley

Take a scenic drive through the Hudson Valley of New York. Enjoy beautiful lakes, reservoirs, and mountains throughout the Hudson Valley landscape. See the stunning mountains, valleys, and lakes of the Hudson River Valley. Allow your senses to take-in the natural beauty of the rivers and mountain backdrops; photograph the views.

If you're visiting or live in New York City, in approximately one hour you can be in Westchester or Rockland County in the most southern part of the Hudson Valley where you can see dine overlooking the Hudson. Find restaurants with waterfront views in Westchester and restaurants with waterfront views in Rockland County.

    Visit the charming shops and villages in the River Towns along the Hudson River. For family fun, visit the playground in Matthiessen Park in Irvington, NY. Young kids and toddlers love the playground and older kids and adults can enjoy the coastline along the Hudson at Matthiessen Park. Picnic tables are available for a wonderful snack or lunch overlooking the Hudson River.

    Visit Cross River Reservoir where you can go boating and fishing in the quiet and serene waters of the reservoir. Don't forget fishing gear for a relaxing day of fishing in the Cross River Reservoir.

If you're taking a scenic drive through Westchester and are looking for fun things to do to keep the kids happy, plan a family day-trip to one of the beautiful parks along the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound. Go fishing in Westchester, or boating in Westchester, or just relax and picnic at a Westchester County park. On hot days of summer, cool off in one of many swimming pools and beaches available throughout Westchester County.

Moving up the river, drive along Route 202W/6W and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands. Park the car at this scenic view, one mile from the Bear Mountain Bridge, and take in the magnificent views of Bear Mountain.

    Continue driving north until you reach the charming Village of Cold Spring. Spend a day in the historic Village of Cold Spring. In 1973, the Village of Cold Spring, New York was designated a Federal Historic District, and tourists have been visiting Cold Spring’s historic sites, shops, restaurants and hiking trails since.
Driving further north, up the river, visit Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. This 14,086-acre park, covering Putnam and Dutchess counties, boasts
and on the hot days of summer, you can go swimming at Fahnestock beach.

    Fun things to do in the winter with the family in Putnam, NY, include visiting Fahnestock Winter Park. Bundle up and go sledding and snowboarding at Fahnestock Winter Park in Putnam and Dutchess counties.

Driving further north in Putnam you'll enter Dutchess County. Dutchess offers many scenic spots, including,

  • Beacon Point, the future home of a cutting-edge "Green" hotel/conference center.


  • Madam Brett Park.
  • This 12-acre park in Beacon connects to the "Beacon Shoreline Trail" providing a link between Dennings Point, Long Dock Beacon and the Beacon train station. Madam Brett Park is an urban oasis along the Fishkill Creek in Beacon featuring tranquil trails and a waterfall.

  • Shaupeneak Ridge , offering great hiking and mountain biking, is a 570-acre park that can be used by educators as an outdoor classroom.


  • Poets' Walk, a 120-acre park nestled in the region's famous National Historic Landmark District. Poets' Walk offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Catskill Mountains. A visit to this property by Washington Irving is said to have inspired his classic story "Rip Van Winkle".
North of Dutchess County is Columbia County, home to Lake Taghkanic State Park. Lake Tahkanic Park was named one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation. The park is nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia, New York. Columbia is also home to many local farms, CSA farms, and pick-your-own farms. While picking organic produce in Columbia County, look up at the very beautiful views and rolling hills all around you.

In autumn, the backdrop of breathtaking fall colors enhances hiking, biking, and walking in the parks of the Hudson River Valley. Explore scenic parks offering activities and attractions for the whole family. While taking a scenic drive through the Hudson Valley, visit parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, biking trails, and more; all very beautiful and abundant in the Hudson Valley of New York.




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