The Game Plan
What to do
Take a side trip with the Hudson online Hudson Metro-North and you do not believe your scenic fortune. Each river the whole way, the water takes the sun, expect the surface and you zoom past palisades, scallops and mountains.
If you have taken this train in advance, maybe on the way to Beacon for art or even to Poughkeepsie, you probably noticed Pollepel Island, where the Bannerman Castle is still at cutting is still sitting.
This time, quit the Cold Spring and inquire. The village, which is home to excellent walks, Main Street slag and scams of suburban charm, is also the leading location for awesome kayak tours of the Hudson, including to Pollepel Island and other significant sites.
I was kayaking on which most people call Bannerman Island with Hudson River Expeditions, loop three times, seven miles to be felt as a spiritual reset button. Holiday at the water and hit by mountains, the city's worries melted away.
Between dips in the water (I called on to learn how to climb back into my kayak without tipping), share our guide, “Awesome Ken,” stories of historical markers we focused on. Most were great West Point, with its strategic location on the river bank, and the Catskill waterway, a century old passage point for New York City water supply.
But the story of Pollepel is the cicar. Starting in the 1800s, a New York apprentice Francis Bannerman collected and sold military surplus equipment. A lot of. When Bannerman's collection, including a black explosive gun powder, was too safe to store in the city, he bought Pollepel Island and took the castle to supply its storage. And with a facial reading “Arsenal Island Bannerman,” then clearly visible from the train, the castle was a notice of his goods. A fire in 1969 began the decay process which makes the castle ruins today.
Although the castle no longer threatens its goods, it continues to do its job to attract the city's passengers to enjoy the joys of the Hudson. Rinse, repeat.
Metro-North train schedules can be found here, and P.S.A: This train has scarce power outlets.
Hudson River Expeditions, located between the tracks and the Hudson, it provides kayak and paddleboard rents as well as various guided tours (cost $ 90 per person). More information about the hikes and about the other beautiful things related to the Cold Spring below.
Use our Google Map to get directions to Cold Spring.
Where to eat
Hudson's Café Race on Main Street caters for simple country meals, which suits them before you go on a tour, including lemon-ricotta pancakes stacks, eggs and local sausages, and French toast made from babka kitchen chocolate channels own.
If the wait is too long and you are speeding on the water, drop in Cold Spring Pizza across the street for a quick, solid slice of eggplant-ricotta heated up in the oven. And in case of something sweet, Go-Go Pops is a steep ice-pop cherry and other fruit flavors of ice, as well as bubble teas and smoothies.
Rincon Argentino should be on your last stop at home before you get the train back. At the small café, which is run by the family, conveniently located on the side of tracks that are connected to New York, you can remove a banana-stracciatella ice cream while you wait for the train, or some drinks pack up and a couple of empanadas juices to eat on the way home.
See the restaurants of our Google Map.
Where to drink
Friendly village vibes are set by Pretty Good Pub. And if you were in the sun every evening, you think you have a dark, cool, dark recession, with basic beers on draft snacks and bars like wings and burgers (some veggie options included).
Look Pretty Good Pub on our Google Map.
What to check out nearby
Enjoy Cold Spring with family or friend. There are plenty of doses for people who do not have kayakers: t
• There is a great hiking in Cold Spring, although there are often crowded paths on the summer weekend. Take the moderate five-mile Currane Corridor and pass through the ruins of the Mansion and the Northgate dairy farm. Or for more intensity, try Breakneck Ridge. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the train will make a special stop close to the corridor if you request it.
• Is not in nature? Main Street is full of shopping. Stroll through the many ancient shops, or continue Proverbs for outdoor gear Instagram and Poor George for apparel. The Shoppes, with many vendors under one roof, offer soaps, records, posters, crystals, wooden furniture, handmade handmade jellies and jams… it is located in a box.
• Ten minutes away is the West Point Foundry Preserve, an outdoor museum on the site where the Union's mission was made during the Civil War.
• From our experience, the best coffee in Cold Spring is easy to miss. Get it at the Pantry, inside the Cold Spring Apothecary.
See the nearby spots on our part Google Map.