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14 Market St.,
Cold Spring,
NY 10516

1 Annsville Circle,
Peekskill, NY 10566
845.809.5935 (Cold Spring)
914.737.1202 (Peekskill)

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Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rental, tours, and instruction for the novice to the experienced paddler.   



Members of the West Point Band mingled with their audience to deliver a musical message about diversity leadership inside Eisenhower Hall Theater.

  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
 Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrisons Landing,
Garrison, NY 10524
(845) 424-3900


We are a community based theatre bringing entertainment in the form of Plays, Music, Documentary film series and much more to the Philipstown area and lower Hudson Valley. Please join us!
Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main St,
Beacon, NY 12508

Concerts are in the 1833 Greek Revival Chapel with superb acoustics and an incomparable setting on the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York.
  Concert Series 2015
Chapel of Our Lady Restoration
45 Market St
Cold Spring, NY

Concerts are in the 1833 Greek Revival Chapel with superb acoustics and an incomparable setting on the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York.

 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.

Bardovan Opera House
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


 Garrison Art Center www.garrisonartcenter.com

2700 Route 9

 Hudson Room
23 South Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566
Tel : (914) 788-FOOD (3663)
Fax : (914) 788-FOOD (3663)

  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.
MAY 13, 2006.

 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.


 Magazzino Italian Art

2700 Route 9
Cold Spring, NY 10516


 Dutchess County Fair

P.O. Box 389
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845- 876-4001

Fair held August 25-30., 2015. The Fair is the second largest agricultural event in New York State and has become the fabric of family life and tradition.

  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

  Astronomy Delight!

15 Greentree Drive South
Hyde Park, New York 12538


 Overlook Drive-In Theatre

126 Degarmo Road
(between routes 44 & 55)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(click here for map and directions)


 Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre

4114 Albany Post Road
(Route 9 Opposite FDR Estate)
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(click here for map and directions)



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.

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary Guided Canoe Trips

Our interpretive canoe programs focus on the nearshore 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.


 Blue Sky Balloons

102 Wilbur Blvd,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


  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.

  PennyBridge Marine

21 Grassy Point Road
Stony Point, NY


PennyBridge Rentals, L.L.C. offers fun in the sun on The Hudson River with full and half day boat rentals. It’s ideal for a day of fishing with friends and family or just spend a relaxing day on the water.

  Garrison Yacht Club
Depot Square at Waterfront
Garrison NY, 10524

Photo: Cara Howe for The New York Times

  Atlantic Kayak Tours

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

 Pawling Cycle
3198 Rt. 22
Patterson, NY 12563
(845) 878-7400


  Skydive the Ranch
55 Sand Hill Road
PO Box 121
Gardiner, NY 12525

tandems and school
(845) 255-4033
manifest (845) 255-9538

  Croton Sailing

Discover Our Sailing Paradise!

Our unique setting offers the area's best sailing with the dramatic Palisades Parklands and the entrance to the Hudson Highlands creating a beautiful range of scenery.

2 Elliot Way
Croton, NY 10520


  Off The Charters
1 Central Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Phone: 845-238-7508

Exploring The Hudson by Paddle Board
  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.
  Cruising on The Hudson

With blue skies above it's always 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:

  NYC Water Ski

Charles Point Marina
5 John Walsh Boulevard
Peekskill, NY 10566

Water Sports, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing or Wake Skating, if getting your adrenaline going is what you need, then contact us to find out what activities we have for you.


  Dutchess Scuba Diving
1164 Route 9G Suite #3
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Fax: 845-444-9016



Dutchess Scuba Diving is a new adventure dive center located at 1164 Route 9G in historic Hyde Park, New York. Being new means that we have all new, up-to-date equipment available for rent and for use by the students in all levels of our scuba classes. While we are a young business, our staff and instructors have many years of training and diving experience locally and worldwide. So welcome to our shop, we want to help you enjoy your adventures in diving!


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>>

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.


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.


  Constitution Marsh Audubon

Center and Sanctuary
P.O. Box 174
Cold Spring, NY 10516


 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.

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.

  Glynwood Center
PO Box 157
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit organization based in Cold Spring, New York. We work toward our mission of ensuring that farming thrives in the Hudson Valley by developing and implementing core programs that enhance the viability of farming in our region. Our 225-acre farm is a working model for regenerative practices that serves as a training ground for apprentices while providing fresh, locally-produced food to our community. An important part of our work is to document and share what we learn.

 Breakneck Ridge Trail

It's no wonder this trail is named Breakneck Ridge--this strenuous hike up a rugged crest is certainly no walk in the park. Tucked away in Hudson Highlands State Park in Beacon, New York, Breakneck Ridge Trail is a 9.6 mile loop that ascends from river-level and curves across a knobby ridge to the lookout before it twists back down to the starting point.

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


15 Acres of Gardens
At its windswept elevation of 1,100 feet in the Hudson Highlands Stonecrop enjoys a Zone 6a climate. The display gardens cover an area of approximately 12 acres and comprise a diverse collection of gardens and plants including woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and an enclosed English-style flower garde

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 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!

  Bannerman Island

Explore the mystery and uncover the history of Bannerman Castle! Your Hudson River Adventure begins on board the Pollepel. Cruise south to the ruins of the majestic Bannerman Castle where you will get off the boat for a 1 1/2 hour guided tour of Bannerman Island. For more info, go to


  Bannerman Island Tours

Available tours consist of guided walking tours on the island with access either by passenger tour boat or as part of a guided kayak excursion. Tours depart from Beacon (kayak or passenger boat), Cold Spring (kayak), and Cornwall-on-Hudson (kayak) as described below. Reservations are required for all tours. Please wear comfortable shoes as there is some rough terrain on the walking tours. Strollers can not be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the start of the tour (there is a rest stop along the way). Tours depart rain or shine.


Looking south from Anthony's Nose in the Fall, across the Hudson River to Bear Mountain

     G O L F

The Garrison Golf Club
Route 9
Garrison, NY 10524

The Garrison offers an 18-hole golf course, dining at Valley Restaurant, overnight accommodations, and private event spaces for weddings and celebrations


Centennial Golf Club
Simpson Road
Carmel, NY 10512


Hudson Highlands Country Club
955 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524


Putnam National Golf Club
Hill Street
Mahopac, NY 10541


West Point Golf Club

The West Point Golf Course is an 18-hole challenge on a mountain layout, with well maintained terrain normally seen only at private clubs or high-end courses and is Open to the Public. Don't let the length fool you this Robert Trent Jones design course is a great challenge for all levels of golf.

    H I S T O R I C A L - M U S E U M S -

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.

Putnam Museum
63 Chestnut St.
Open Wed. – Sun., 11am-5pm
Three galleries documenting history of Hudson Highlands and West Point Foundry

Open: April-October, Wed-Mon,9am-5pm; November – December,9am-4pm

Admission Prices: Adults-$ 5
Seniors and Children- $2
Members- Free


  Consitution Island Association

West Point, NY 10996


The Eagle Spotting Overlook on 9D

 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.

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

Boscobel is a restored Federal-period house built between 1804-1808 with magnificent period interiors and gardens. The site is recognized nationally for its quality as a historic house museum, its exquisite collection of furniture and decorative arts, and its breathtaking views.

The view from Boscobel

West Point Tours

Starting from the West Point Visitors Center, board our comfortable air-conditioned bus and let our knowledgeable guides bring the history of West Point to life. The West Point Tours ticket counter is located inside the West Point Visitor's Center (Pershing Center) and opens approximately 45 minutes before the first tour of the day.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
845 486-7770


   Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Cold Spring

3182 Route 9, Suite 104,
Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 424-6353


Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Cold Spring offers Ballroom and Latin dance lessons for adults. Contact us today to schedule your first lesson!

    Niyama Studio

Lane Gate Road Cold Spring
New York 10516


Niyama simply means 'evolution towards harmony'. We find our harmony with the world through the consistent refinement of our skills, cultivating self-discipline, studying what we are passionate about, positive self talk, and accepting ourselves completely and unconditionally.

Niyama studio uses yoga, Tia Chi and meditation to foster holistic wellness for all students by providing a safe space to learn, cultivate, and express.


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