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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 . . .


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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

845-265-2601 
  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 . . .


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10516, Chapel Restoration, Hudson Valley historic and cultural landmark, Cold Spring, NY,
ecumenical site in 1977, Calendar of Events, Music Series, Readings, Children's Programs, The word is,  The Sunday Music Series, musicians of worldwide distinction | Putnam Chapel Restoration

845-265-5537 
  The Chapel Restoration, a Hudson Valley historic and cultural landmark, is located at 45 Market Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.

From Chapel Restoration: "Like most American stories, ours begins with immigration. Of the multitudes who came to our shores between 1820 and1860, a third were from Ireland. For those who gained employment at the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, a chapel was established to serve them and their families. Foundry owner Gouverneur Kemble donated land and funds for what would be the first Catholic church north of Manhattan. Chapel Restoration | Putnam  website and more . . .


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Children | Kids - Performing Arts Performing Arts for Kids | Cold Spring Performing Arts for Kids | Putnam Children | Hudson Valley
Classical Music | Jazz | Philharmonic | Popular Jazz | Cold Spring Classical Music | Putnam Jazz | Hudson Valley
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Theater 'Live' Performances and Concerts Live Theater | Cold Spring Theater 'Live' Performances and Concerts | Putnam Live Theater | Hudson Valley
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10516, Depot Restaurant, American food, Cold Spring NY, Restaurant Review, Children's Birthday Parties, Family Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlor, Live Music, Outdoor dining, Sunday Brunch, The word is, place for kids, burgers | Putnam Cold Spring Depot Restaurant

845-265-2305 
  Cold Spring Depot Restaurant, serving Traditional American food, is located at 1 Depot Square, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley.

From Cold Spring Depot: "Conveniently located on the Hudson River in historic Downtown Cold Spring, NY, The Cold Spring Depot offers charm, history and delicious food. Due to our great location, service, and food, The Cold Spring Depot is one of the best places for a family dinner or romantic night out in the area. Enjoy everything from our signature burgers, to classic comfort food in our affordable menu. Cold Spring Depot Restaurant | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Fireplace Fireplace | Cold Spring Fireplace | Putnam Fireplace | Hudson Valley
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10516, Farm Market, Cold Spring NY, Putnam County, Boscobel Home & Gardens, Outdoor Cold Spring Farmers' Market, Adair Vineyards,
All You Knead Artisan Bakers, Bread Alone, Continental Organics | Putnam Cold Spring Farmers' Market at Boscobel

845-265-2151 
  Cold Spring Farmers' Market is located at Boscobel Home & Gardens in Garrison, NY 10524 in Putnam County.

Address
Outdoor Cold Spring Farmers' Market
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524 Cold Spring Farmers' Market at Boscobel | Putnam  website and more . . .


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History of Cold Spring, Village of Cold Spring, visiting Cold Spring’s historic sites, shops, restaurants, hiking trails, attractions, activities, places to stay, best Restaurants in Cold Spring, New York, waterfront of historic Cold Spring | Putnam Cold Spring History

845-265-3611 
 
Click Historic Cold Spring on the Hudson.

Cold Spring History | Putnam  photos, website and more . . .


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10516, Winter Park, skiers, snowshoers, Families, ski rentals, lessons, Things To Do, Cross-Country Skiing, Sledding, Snowshoeing Trails, Cold Spring NY, Putnam County, Hudson Valley, Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park | Putnam Fahnestock Winter Park

845-225-3998 
  Fahnestock Winter Park is located at 75 Mountain Laurel Lane, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the park is nestled in the 16,000 acre Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. Fahnestock Winter Park offers 15 km of machine groomed, tracked and mapped trails for beginning and experienced skiers and snowshoers. Families find the park particularly enjoyable because it offers easy terrain to ski on near a warming lodge. The sledding hill and hot chocolate to sip in front of the outdoor fireplace are nice compliments to day-long trips. Fahnestock Winter Park | Putnam  website and more . . .


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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 . . .


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10516, Central School District, Cold Spring, NY, Putnam County, Cold Spring has a rich history, Haldane School, Haldane Elementary School & Haldane Middle School, Haldane High School, Cold Spring | Putnam Haldane Central School District

845-265-9254 
  Haldane Central School District is located at 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County. Haldane Central School District reflects the intimate nature of our community. With a current enrollment of 875 students, K-12, and a faculty numbering 80 teachers, the district consists of an elementary school K-5, a newly formed middle school 6-8 and, and a comprehensive four-year high school. Class sizes range from 15-25 students, a ratio that supports individual initiative and strong community values. Haldane Central School District | Putnam  website and more . . .


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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

 
  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 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 . . .


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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 . . .


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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Cold Spring Bird Watching | Putnam Audubon | Hudson Valley
Children | Kids - Activities | Things To Do Kids - Activities | Cold Spring Children | Putnam Kids - Activities | Hudson Valley
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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

 
  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 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 . . .


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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Cold Spring Bird Watching | Putnam Audubon | Hudson Valley
Children | Kids - Activities | Things To Do Kids - Activities | Cold Spring Children | Putnam Kids - Activities | Hudson Valley
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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

845-265-0058 
  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 . . .


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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Cold Spring Bird Watching | Putnam Audubon | Hudson Valley
Boating | Canoeing | Kayaking Kayaking | Cold Spring Kayaking | Putnam Boating | Hudson Valley
Children | Kids - Activities | Things To Do Kids - Activities | Cold Spring Children | Putnam Kids - Activities | Hudson Valley
Fishing Fishing | Cold Spring Fishing | Putnam Fishing | Hudson Valley
Hiking Trails | Places To Hike Places To Hike | Cold Spring Hiking Trails | Putnam Places To Hike | Hudson Valley
Hudson River Towns Hudson River Towns | Cold Spring Hudson River Towns | Putnam Hudson River Towns | Hudson Valley
Kid's Birthday Party Ideas Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Cold Spring Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Putnam Kid's Birthday Party Ideas | Hudson Valley
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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 . . .


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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Cold Spring Bird Watching | Putnam Audubon | Hudson Valley
Children | Kids - Activities | Things To Do Kids - Activities | Cold Spring Children | Putnam Kids - Activities | Hudson Valley
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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 . . .


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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Cold Spring Bird Watching | Putnam Audubon | Hudson Valley
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding Horseback Riding | Cold Spring Equestrian Facilities | Putnam Horseback Riding | Hudson Valley
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10516, kayak rentals, kayak instruction, kayak tours, Constitution Marsh, Foundry Cove, paddle into the Marsh, Attractions, Kayak Lessons, Kayak Tours on the Hudson River, hiking, paddling | Putnam Hudson Valley Outfitters

845-265-0221 
  Hudson Valley Outfitters is located at 63 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley Outfitters offers kayak rentals, kayak instruction, and kayak tours for Constitution Marsh and Foundry Cove. Hudson Valley Outfitters | Putnam  website and more . . .


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Boutiques | Discount Clothing Boutiques & Discount Shops | Cold Spring Boutiques & Discount Shops | Putnam Boutiques | Hudson Valley
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10516, Memorial Library, programs for children, Defensive Driving courses, CPR,   computer courses, educational programs, Story Hours, History about the Library, Cold Spring, Hudson River School artist, library calendar | Putnam Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library

845-265-3040 
  The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library is located at 10 Morris Ave, Cold Spring, NY 10516, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library | Putnam  website and more . . .


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History of the Civil War, West Point foundry, guns, Parrott gun, National Historical Preservation Act of 1966, history,  America's famous early ironworks, photo of the Parrott Gun, used during the Civil War, history, important early industrial complex | Putnam Parrott Gun

 
  History of the Civil War

The Parrott Gun
"When the Civil War began, production at the West Point foundry was concentrated on making guns, projectiles, and gun-carriages. The foundry's best-known product was the Parrott gun, justly famous for its range and accuracy. From 1978 to 1979, under the authority of the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966 research was constructed on the history and significance of this important early industrial complex."

Click to enlarge photo of the Parrott Gun, manufactured in the West Point Foundry.

Click to enlarge photo of the Parrott Gun (Parrott Rifle)
"The West Point Foundry, one of America's famous early ironworks, was built on a flat sandy area close to the Hudson River. It included a stone blast furnace to make iron from local ore and large water-powered lathes capable of machining large canons. The company, which included a branch in New York City, made locomotives, ships' engines and boilers, equipment for mills, and other large machinery parts. The products from Cold Spring were shipped on the river to New York and other destinations." Parrott Gun | Putnam  photos and more . . .


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10516, Things To Do, Birding, Educational Programs, Field Trips, Walks, Hiking, Bird Walks, Hudson River Valley, Audubon Society, Field Trips, educational programs, birders, Constitution Marsh, Audubon Marsh and Sanctuary in Garrison, Putnam | Putnam Putnam Highlands Audubon Society

 
  The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is located in Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley. To join the National Audubon Society and Putnam Highlands Audubon (Chapter R-25) call Audubon Customer Service at 1-800-274-4201. Putnam Highlands Audubon Society | Putnam  website and more . . .


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Audubon | Birding | Bird Watching Bird Watching | Cold Spring Bird Watching | Putnam Audubon | Hudson Valley
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10516, Putnam County, Historical Society, Foundry School Museum, Cold Spring, NY, Historical Society, Philipstown residents, PCHS–FSM, historical and cultural materials, Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, Hudson Highlands | Putnam Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum

845-265-4010 
  The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum is located at 63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.
    "The Putnam County Historical Society was founded in 1906 by a group of prominent Philipstown residents and chartered the next year to be the first historical society in the county. Its dedicated early members were prominent Cold Spring residents: A. Augustus Healy, Gouverneur Paulding, William Henry Haldane, Robert Floyd-Jones, and William Wood. Galvanized by the desire to collect and preserve historical and cultural materials pertaining to Putnam County, especially the Philipstown area, and the Hudson Highlands, while both looking back to the nineteenth century and forward into the twentieth, the members initially concentrated on the assemblage of information related to many county families, the compilation of a list of local Civil War veterans, and a study of the milestones on the Putnam County segment of the New York to Albany Post Road. During these early years, the members met in private homes, where objects collected by the society were stored, as well as in libraries, where special programs were held. Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum | Putnam  website and more . . .


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10516, Gardens, Cold Spring, NY, gardens, educational resource, School of Practical Horticulture, workshops, activities, attractions, Things To Do at Stonecrop Gardens, Gardening workshops, Gardens and walking paths, Guided Tours, Picnicking, Photography | Putnam Stonecrop Gardens

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  Stonecrop Gardens is located at 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County. "Stonecrop was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot. Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess." Stonecrop Gardens | Putnam  website and more . . .


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  The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC), where people with disabilities can overcome physical, psychological and emotional barriers, is located at 115 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.

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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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About the Village of Cold Spring

    The word is On December 1, 2011, while being interviewed on Talk of The Nation, Don McLean said 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."

The charming village of Cold Spring can officially claim it inspired the song "American Pie". This beautiful village is situated on the eastern banks of the Hudson River in the Southwest corner of Putnam County, New York in the Hudson Valley. Visit Cold Spring for a weekend or weekday getaway. An MTA train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan to the Cold Spring Metro-North station, is only one hour from Manhattan. When you arrive at the train in Cold Spring, shopping, dining, places to stay, and a stroll along the Hudson River bank are all within easy walking distance of the train station. Start planning a weekend in Cold Spring, New York.

Cold Spring attractions, outdoor activities and wonderful things to do are within easy reach of the Cold Spring train station. Browse through the antique shops, enjoy fabulous outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking and boating in the Hudson, or visit Boscobel just a few miles down the road followed by an evening at the renowned Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. If you love hiking in beautiful countryside, you'll find many conservation areas in and around Cold Spring, where you can take nature walks or go birding.

Find many excellent dining options in Cold Spring and nearby, including award winning restaurants. Cold Spring restaurants include casual cafes, coffeehouses, and fine dining establishments. Cold Spring offers a range of different priced restaurants and several choices of cuisine including French food, American food, Contemporary American, Pizza and more. There are several good places to eat along Main Street and within a few miles of town. Among the many places to eat is the Valley Restaurant at The Garrison Country Inn, featuring American farm to table cuisine . The Bird & Bottle Inn is a small country inn and restaurant, also located in Garrison, New York. In the warmer months, treat yourself to a picnic along the shores of the Hudson River where the views are spectacular.

When its time to eat, find a casual cafe in Cold Spring, dine at a fine upscale restaurant, or pack a picnic and dine on the waterfront of historic Cold Spring while looking out at scenic views of the Hudson Highlands. Enjoy one of many good Restaurants in Cold Spring, NY

Vacation in Cold Spring
If you've just arrived in Cold Spring, get a bite to eat followed by antiquing and boutique shopping. Have a fabulous day perusing the antique shops, quaint boutiques, art and craft stores, and galleries in Cold Spring Village. Walk down Cold Spring's main street and take note of the interesting 19th century architecture mixed with newer buildings. Take notice of the wonderful absence of chain stores and be transported to days-gone-by.

On the shores of the Hudson River, opposite the Hudson House Restaurant and Inn, is a gazebo in the center of a lovely river park lined with benches. On a summer weekend you are likely to hear the sounds of music near the Cold Spring gazebo, a popular venue for live performances and concerts. If you enjoy fishing, drop your line and wait for a bite while you listen to the music and look out at the Hudson Highlands and the majestic Hudson River.

While picnicking or walking along the Cold Spring waterfront, look out across the river at the U.S. Military Academy of West Point. Plan a visit to West Point, only 30 minutes from Cold Spring. Another exceptional attraction in the Hudson Valley is Storm King Art Center located in Mountainville, Orange County, also just across the river. Storm King Art Center is considered one of the finest outdoor sculpture gardens in the world. Storm King "a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature" is situated on five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands that provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists.

The Hudson River not only provides magnificent landscapes and views, but also offers opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, boating and fishing. Visit the beautiful Cold Spring Hiking Trails; Fahnestock State Park offers hiking trails (you can even walk a piece of the Appalachian Trail); or hike at Hudson Highlands State Park (an undeveloped wilderness preserve of 4000 acres). If relaxing is your thing, relax, unwind, and take a leisurely stroll while you listen to the sounds of the river against the shore.

Cold Spring is just down the road from the highly acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison. "Few stages have wings like those of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where the theater is an open-sided tent perched on a riverside knoll. For a classic summer night of theater, the glorious grounds of Boscobel provide perfect set and setting. Pre-theater picnicking sets the mood as festival-goers choose their view of the Hudson Highlands." by Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Include Cold Spring in the Hudson Valley in your vacation plans for a day, a weekend, or longer. Spend a day antiquing, hiking, biking, kayaking, or just relaxing, and then start your evening with a gourmet dinner at one of many excellent places to eat in Cold Spring. Or, picnic at Boscobel, overlooking the breathtaking Hudson Highlands, before watching world acclaimed theatre at the Shakespeare Festival right down the road. At the end of the evening get a great night's sleep in your cozy room at one of the charming places to stay in Cold Spring and nearby.

Brief History of Cold Spring
"The first settler of Cold Spring was Thomas Davenport in 1730. A small trading hamlet grew alongside the river by the early 1800s, and in 1818, Gouverneur Kemble and others established the West Point Foundry. It became one of the major industrial sites in the United States and provided munitions (including the famed Parrott gun) for the Union Army during the Civil War. With the influx of workers at the Foundry, local housing, businesses and churches increased, and Cold Spring was incorporated as a village in 1846. During the last half of the nineteenth century, Cold Spring was a magnet for artists, writers and prominent families, all attracted to the extraordinary beauty of the Highlands. Great mansions were built along Morris Avenue, including Undercliff, the home of George Pope Morris, and Craigside, the home of Julia and Daniel Butterfield. After the Foundry closed in 1911, Cold Spring’s prominence faded; however, following World II, a rebirth began with an influx of businesses into the Hudson River Valley and commuters to New York City. In 1973, the Village was designated a Federal Historic District, and tourists have been visiting Cold Spring’s historic sites, shops, restaurants and hiking trails ever since."

A Brief History of Cold Spring is sourced from Cold Spring History.




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