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- Really enjoyed this day trip from New Jersey! I can’t really say anything new or different than the other reviews in here: nice people, nice overview, nice amount of time, beautiful everything! And I went on a rainy Sunday afternoon! Would do again! Would take friends!
You should go!Written September 27, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- These gardens are wonderful. The views of the gardens are a feast for the eye and nose.
The website gives you and idea of what will be in bloom when you plan to visit. It is a great calendar for planning your trip.Written September 19, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 November 28, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 November 14, 2021
- The historical experience was outstanding and this former industrial complex is now a lovely woodlands park, with parking available right at the site. Better signage is sorely needed for anyone wishing to hike the scenic trail from Main Street--the trailhead is located at the far end of the town-side train platform, but the maps and signs did not explain that.Written June 5, 2023
- 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 August 2, 2022
- This is a very impressive site... both buildings and grounds... complete with donkeys! The art is very focused--only 20th-21st Century artists from Italy and contemporary/avant garde/abstract and mostly 3-D... so traditionalists be warned. The exhibits change out regularly so I would go back.Written June 5, 2023
- 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 November 22, 2022
- Beautiful place to spend the afternoon, relaxing, learning about the plant life and taking photos. Highly recommended.Written July 8, 2016
- 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 October 24, 2022
- Best time to hike to avoid crowds is on a weekday. We did this and only saw a few people on the trail. Very tranquil and joyful! Depending where you start the loop there is either a gradual incline and then a gradual decline. A good workout when climbing up. Perfect picnic stop at the top for lunch. The views remind me a bit of Switzerland, the green hills and a pristine looking river/lake. After hiking, the town of Cold Spring has many good eats. We had to get ice cream and ate it overlooking a romantic lake with a gazebo. Perfect spot for romantic vibes!Written October 17, 2021
- 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 November 26, 2017
- 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 May 13, 2019
- Lovely church..... gorgeous details and beautiful stained glass windows. Went for a historical lecture. Would return to admire the workmanship.Written February 9, 2020
- The library is surprisingly well-stocked for a relatively small space. They even have a fairly robust DVD room. All of the librarians are sweet, knowledgeable, and friendly. They will order from the library WAN any book in circulation.
Especially fun are the silent movie nights of rare films accompanied by live music.
It's good to bring kids here for books, but don't confuse this or any library with a romper room.Written December 6, 2017
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