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  • 649001
    Springfield235 contributions
    This is a very nice trip during fall. You will see great views of Hudson river and a small but beautiful island with castle ruins, owner's residence, and several trails. Allow half a day.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • M Heinz
    New York City, NY8 contributions
    Visited mid September. The walled garden was in full bloom and I have to say it was one of the most spectacular displays I've seen in the many years I've been visiting various gardens around the US. I know in the North East climate you need to arrange a variety of plants to keep the seasons blooming. I was impressed with how much thought went into making sure the end of summer season didn't disappoint. The Japanese rock garden was also truly elegant in it's composition and there are many other areas that are also well composed and over all worth a visit. Highly recommended.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,678 contributions
    Well organized trail system with lots of easy, available parking.

    I took the easy Cornish Estate trail, which is about one mile in and one mile out. Mostly flat terrain, with a little uphill incline at the end.

    At the end are very cool ruins that make for good photos.

    There are more challenging trails.

    Near Beacon, NY, which is home to Bannerman Castle.

    Some quaint little shops in the nearby downtown.

    Could make a nice little day trip from NYC.
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Lola T
    Middletown, NJ5 contributions
    It was so pretty getting to the outlooks and taking a break to take it all in! I’m pretty new to hiking mountains like these, so it was a good experience and now I feel like I know what not being and what to bring for next time! I just advise you for beginners make sure you wear some kind of hiking shoe- boot/sneaker with some type of traction that are non-slip, because I didn’t come prepared 🤦‍♀️ and wore just sneakers and had a hard time not slipping. Easy instructions following the path, there are maps just in case! Also make sure your backpack is not too heavy pack light, because it will weigh you down!
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Nick F
    8 contributions
    Do the audio tour. Seriously. This place comes alive. If you're here for the history, it's truly fascinating and awe inspiring what took place at the foundry. The thousands of artisans and laborers; the civil war heritage; the fortunes won and lost; the labor and management stife; the cutting edge technology. It's truly a walk through the halls of US, NY, and Cold Spring history.

    Fun easy walk for families with interesting sights.

    Seriously though, audio tour on your phone.
    Written 27 November 2020
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  • TennisStar602
    Florida478 contributions
    My buddy and I did a brief tour of Cold Spring on a cloudy Saturday afternoon in November. The views of the mountains and West Point from across the Hudson River were fantastic. Although the foliage was definitely declining, there was still some left. This town had many stores and restaurants, and there was lots of street parking. If somebody is into antiques, this town is definitely ideal for said person.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • Donna H
    Westchester County, NY55 contributions
    Beautiful place to spend the afternoon, relaxing, learning about the plant life and taking photos. Highly recommended.
    Written 8 July 2016
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  • Susan M
    Corpus Christi, TX220 contributions
    This is a small museum which my daughter and I enjoyed very much. The lady at the desk was helpful and pleasant. There was a special exhibit there and lots of information on the Foundry. There is a library there and I sat down and got to look through two interesting picture books on the area. Definitely worth a stop and be sure to read the information out on the lawn area.
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Sarsprdoc
    Saratoga Springs, NY1,137 contributions
    Love this place with its narrow hallway , separate rooms and variety. This trip I stumbled across a Pez key chain to add to my collection. Also love the records of various artists that are carved into their likeness.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Pat D
    Westchester County, NY81 contributions
    Sep 2022, OMG still the BEST Cider Sugar Doughnuts around New York State. We have been coming here ever year and they still taste the same, DELICIOUS. The owner is wonderful. All and all, you MUST come here for doughnuts.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • Paul D
    New York City, NY192 contributions
    Nice place on a rainy day

    But make sure you make reservations.

    Contemporary art museum with Italian art

    No cel signal in the area so you can’t get the online info
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • Grace
    2 contributions
    Fun and informative at the same time. Nice to stop in and check out a part of the local history. Fireman on duty was very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Henrietta Stackpole
    3 contributions
    The Cold Spring Antiques Center is also known as the CS Vault since they are located in a former bank building and have a huge, room sized safe that they use to display merchandise. The owners, Tom and Nancy, couldn't be nicer or more informative about the hundreds (thousands?) of items that are sold here.

    No matter what you're looking for in the way of antiques and vintage, you probably can find it here, whether some jewelry, a knick knack for the home or even a prop for a movie or video. There are over 40 dealers who sell here, so you never know what you'll find.

    Prices are very reasonable, some downright cheap, even for quality merchandise. The shop is usually packed on weekends with people from all over including young hipsters from the City.

    If you're in Cold Spring, don't miss a chance to visit the Antique Center. It's very convenient by train or car.
    Written 13 May 2019
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  • eldon pwwka
    Cold Spring, NY104 contributions
    Unusually squat edifice - if it had no walls it might be called a follie, which is not a criticism. Inside, the pre-existing interior is staunch box pews (with side doors) - I think it's aesthetically safe to remove those doors - and little decoration.

    This was based on 18c Protestant models. The sound acoustics can be tricky to hear in the small space. It can get crowded for notable recitals, you might come early for them. Plan on parking in the RR lot.

    The Chapel Restoration people rely on donations to do things like upgrade the HVAC - a major expense. They volunteer themselves to their work, and seem to be dedicated stewards of the chapel.

    The Chapel holds recitals on a weekly basis - one can check the calendar online.

    When I visited, I noticed some people threw grubby scrunched dollar bills in the donation pot. I mean - it's a voluntary thing, but if you're going to show your thanks and support for the chapel on the visit as you should - do it with some class.
    Written 26 November 2017
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  • Dawn F
    4 contributions
    Lovely church..... gorgeous details and beautiful stained glass windows. Went for a historical lecture. Would return to admire the workmanship.
    Written 9 February 2020
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