Boating and Kayaking on the Hudson. Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Scaling Storm King, Watching Shakespeare at Boscobel, misty bird watching on Constitution Marsh.

Philipstown Depot Theatre

Garrison Art Center

Dia Beacon
Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon are a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.

Manitoga -
The Russel Wright Design
Route 9D
P.O. Box 249
Garrison, NY 10524

The general public is invited to come for tours of the house and grounds and to hike our trails. Children may be enrolled in our Summer Design and Nature Camp.

Special Guided
House & Landscape Tours

Call: 845-424-3812 or
Special discounted rate of $8 for county residents on appointed days. Limited space; reservations required.

Greater Newburgh Symphony
P.O. Box 7215
Newburgh, NY  12550

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 11th season with ever increasing interest, audience size, and community pride. Our musicians are area professionals with periodic support from outsanding students.

Putnam Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 534
Carmel NY  10512

This new symphonic orchestra was founded with the help of Guideposts and the Putnam Arts Council, both of which are major supporters of cultural activities within Putnam County.

Concert Series 2006
Chapel of Our Lady Restoration
45 Market St
Cold Spring, NY

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
155 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

"Far more than the starry productions in Central Park... Mr. O'Brien's vivacious interpretations make Shakespeare breathe in the present tense, but without hyperventilating." Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Bardovan Opera House
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


 M I S C
Rhinebeck Air Show & Museum
PO Box 229
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

It's a really great day trip from Cold Spring up to Rhinebeck. The thrill of riding in an open cockpit bi-plane is unequalled and the views of the valley are fantastic.

Astronomy Delight!
15 Greentree Drive South
Hyde Park, New York 12538

 G O L F
Garrison Golf & Country Club
Route 9
Garrison, NY 10524
Hudson Highlands Country Club
955 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
Centennial Golf Club
Simpson Road
Carmel, NY 10512
Putnam National Golf Club
Hill Street
Mahopac, NY 10541
see above

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of more than 95 hiking clubs and environmental organizations and 10,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting related open space in the bi-state region. Our constituent clubs have a combined membership of over 100,000.

Photo: Don Greenfield

Anthony's Nose
- a side trail of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, perhaps the most significant trail in the whole US

Anthony’s Nose is a 900ft high mountain on the eastern side of the Hudson River at the Bear Mountain bridge. The views up and down the river from the top of this steep Hudson Highlands mountain are really spectacular. Looking down at the river you see the Bear Mountain Bridge at your feet and the river stretches left and right as far as the eye can see. It's a preety steep climb but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Bear Mountain State park

Bear Mountain–Harriman State Park, located 50 miles north of the city and west of the Hudson, has 235 miles of marked trails traversing 52,000 wooded mountain acres, and is accessible by car, train, and bus at several starting points. The suggested 4-mile hike up 1,300-foot Bear Mountain serves as a good introduction to this vast wilderness.

The Eagle Spotting Overlook on 9D

Bannerman Island

A tiny jewel in the setting of the Hudson Highlands is called Pollepel, now familiarly known as Bannerman Island. Once an uninhabited place, accessible only by boat, it was considered haunted by some Indian tribes and thus became a refuge for those trying to escape them... more>>

Scenic Hudson

Environmental Conservation

Clarence Fahnestock State Park
Route 301,
West of Taconic State Parkway
Carmel, NY 10512

Iron mining and the Appalachian Trail in a vast park. The largest park in Dutchess or Putnam County, Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park covers more than 6,530 hilly acres in the Hudson Highlands. Fahnestock Park is managed primarily for camping and outdoor recreation, so this is a great place for hiking.
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary
P.O. Box 174
Cold Spring, NY 10516

 H I S T O R I C A L

Putnam History Museum
The purpose of the society is to collect and preserve historical and cultural materials pertaining to the Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, and Putnam County, and make these materials available to the public. To fulfill this mission, the society maintains and administers the Foundry School Museum, archives, a library of genealogical records; provides regulated public access to its collections; and plans, develops, and presents informational and educational programs for the public.

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission Prices: Adults-$ 5
Seniors and Children- $2
Members- Free

Vanderbilt Mansion
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
845 229-9115

The Vanderbilt Estate in Hyde Park, New York is perhaps the best, most intact example of the types of estates constructed by wealthy industrialists in the 19th century. The fully-furnished, 54-room mansion is placed in a wondrous landscape with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and distant Catskill Mountains.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
845 486-7770
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only museum in New York State exclusively preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and the industries that developed around it. Indoor and outdoor exhibits on Hudson River maritime history, a gift shop, waterfront special events, and boat rides to the historic Rondout Lighthouse are available at the museum. Picnic and parking facilities are free.

Boscobel Restoration
1601 Route 9D Garrison 845-265-3638

Hike the AppalachianTrail

No matter whether you’re a novice hiker or veteran ridgerunner, the Appalachian Trail offers unparalleled opportunities to explore, experience and connect with nature. From the Highlands of Roan in Tennessee to the strenuous trek up Katahdin in Maine, there’s a hike available for every level of experience. Explore the A.T. state-by-state to learn more.

The New York - New Jersey
     Trail Conference  

The Trail Conference maintains over 1,600 miles of trails in the bi-state area. Click on volunteer above to see some of the opportunities to help make the trail systems even better. The Trail Conference is running a major project to refubish all the trails on Bear Mountain.

Click to Learn how you can help!
 F A I R S  e t c
Dutchess County Fair
P.O. Box 389
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845- 876-4001

Fair held August 24-29, 2010. The Fair is the second largest agricultural event in New York State and has become the fabric of family life and tradition.

Photo: Cara Howe for The New York Times
SPIDER cracks stretch across a dilapidated stone arch with A.D. 1912 carved into its weathered curves. Paddling under it, a group of kayakers arrives in a quiet lagoon so shallow that every stroke of the yellow paddles stirs up fresh mud. Overhead loom the ruins of an old castle, and straight ahead, a thick, overgrown jungle. It's not much of a stretch to imagine Dennis Hopper appearing, cameras strewn about his neck. >> Read N. Y. Times article

Hudson Valley Outfitters
63 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Rent a kayak and be on the water in 5 mins

Hudson Valley Outfitters is your one stop shop for buying or renting a kayak. They also offer great clothing and accessories for all your paddling needs.

Atlantic Kayak Tours

Atlantic Kayak Tours kayak instructional programs are offered at their Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center located between Peekskill and Cortlandt, New York on the Hudson River.

Cold Spring Boat Club

The Cold Spring Boat Club is incorporated to provide docking and launching facilities for its members and the public; to encourage the sport of boating, seamanship, and navigation; to preserve the scenic beauty and natural advantages of the Hudson; to render civic service to Cold Spring and Philipstown; and promote good fellowship among its members.

Directions By Boat
The Cold Spring Boat Club is located at Longitude 41 24' 54"N Latitude73 57' 40"W, on the east bank of the Hudson River just north of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and immediately south of the Cold Spring town dock. Boats 30 ft and under are welcome to dock on the outside of the Cold Spring Boat Club docks on a first come, first served basis. There are no facilities. WARNING: Several hundred feet S/SW of the Cold Spring Boat Club is the remanants of a sunken island and dock. Use extreme care when approaching from this direction.

Garrison Yacht Club
Depot Square at Waterfront
Garrison NY, 10524

Boating on The Hudson Magazine
The cover represents an amazing development of restaurants that line the Newburgh waterfront. They are varied in price as well as selection.
The Big Easy Bistro from where the cover photo was shot, overlooks Front Street Marina. The two go hand and glove as you can come into the Front Street Marina for an hour or stay all summer. This month we feature only half the Hudson River. The second half will be in the June issue. ..more >>
Cruising on The Hudson

With blue skies on the way it's time to think about a spin on the river. Hudson Highlands Cruises offer just the thing for a local getaway.

1. Morning - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
West Haverstraw to West Point (one way).

2. Midday - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm .
West Point past Bannerman's Island & Return

3. Afternoon Cruise - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm West Point to West Haverstraw (one way)

more info at:
Consitution Island Association
Box 41
West Point, NY 10996

Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop lane off Route 301
Cold Spring, NY 10516

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