Find out what's happening and plan something to do! There is usually something interesting going on whether its film, food or a wonderful cultural event you can find it here:
Check out the Depot Docs film program at the Garrison Depot Theatre. The program showcases some of the most insightful and challenging documentaries in the country followed by Q&A sessions with members of the production staff. http://www.philipstowndepottheatre.org/depot-docs
Cold Spring Film Society
The Film Society organizes outdoor movies on the Cold Spring waterfront during the summer. It's a very popular event and the location is beautiful. Try to get there to watch the sun set behind Storm King. http://coldspringfilm.org/about.php
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Located on the grounds of Boscobel, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents a number of Shakespearean productions each year in an outdoor theatre overlooking the Hudson River. https://hvshakespeare.org
Cold Spring Farmer's Market
The farmer's market is a great resource for fresh produce and goods. During the winter it is held in the St. Mary's Parish Hall by the traffic light in Cold Spring. In the warmer months it is held on the grounds of Boscobel. http://www.csfarmmarket.org
Glynwood Farm is one of the local CSA providers. They also offer meat and poultry shares and have a farm store. The farm is a wonderful place to visit and a real asset to our communities. If you are foodies, they hold great events with noted chefs cooking with farm fresh ingredients. https://glynwood.org/our-mission/
Fishkill Farms is a pick-your-own apple orchard and vegetable farm committed to growing produce sustainably without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Also a great place for pumpkin picking and CSA! http://www.fishkillfarms.com
Boscobel House and Gardens
Boscobel is a large, fully restored Federal style home located on Route 9D. The house is furnished with period furniture and art and provides tours and educational programming. The grounds host the local farmer’s market and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival along with seasonal family friendly events. The grounds also contain a number of easy hiking trails. You should check out the annual Bonfire Night and Sparkle which is the winter festival. https://www.boscobel.org
The US Military Academy is actually very open to the public. During the summers they host a series of concerts on Sunday evenings, and during the winter you can use their ski run. The Army-Navy game is a big deal and a lot of locals go to the hockey games. They also put on a pretty good fireworks display! http://www.usma.edu
Another local attraction is Bannerman Island, located between Cold Spring and Beacon. Its a very cool family expedition by boat from Beacon. Essentially it's an old abandoned castle, built by a munitions dealer to store ammunition that has fallen into ruin. http://www.bannermancastle.org
Hudson River Expeditions
This is a great company that offers kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding tours and rentals on the Hudson River. They can take you from Constitution Marsh to the beach at Little Stony Point and even up to Bannerman Island. http://www.hudsonriverexpeditions.com
If you are looking for some landscaping inspiration, or an outing with the kids, you should check out Stonecrop. They have everything from flower gardens, to rock gardens and water gardens. It overlooks Topfield Equestrian Center, which encourages people to visit the horses and has an incredible view. http://www.stonecrop.org
Constitution Marsh Audobon Center and Sanctuary
The trailhead is located at the bottom of Indian Brook Road, just past the swimming hole. There is a restricted number of parking spots, so it can never be overrun by crowds. Its a very special place to visit as the hiking trail brings you to a number of boardwalks that branch out into the marsh itself. Definitely worth a visit. http://constitutionmarsh.audubon.org
Garrison Arts Center
The Arts Center exhibits and provides workspace for local artists. They have a great selection of programming and classes for local residents and a summer camp for kids. They are located at Garrison Landing which has a beautiful waterfront green. http://www.garrisonartcenter.org/mission-and-history
In May 2003, Dia Art Foundation opened Dia:Beacon on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, in a former Nabisco box printing factory. The museum presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs.
Manitoga, the House, Studio and 75-acre Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright (1904-1976), is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in NY State. http://www.visitmanitoga.org
Maggazino Italian Art
Magazzino Italian Art is a private warehouse art space dedicated to housing and widening public appreciation and education of Post-war and Contemporary Italian art in the US.
There are a number of art galleries located on Main Street in Cold Spring, along with a vibrant antique scene.
There are over 112 miles of hiking trails in Philipstown spread over three main parks, which provide buffers against encroaching development and help preserve the rural nature of our community.
To the North and South we are bordered by the Hudson Highlands State Park. Sprawling over 6,000 non-contiguous acres, the park features well know hikes such as Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, the riverside beach at Stony Point and even the Appalachian Trail.
To the East we are bordered by Fahnestock State Park, which is over 20 square miles. It has camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, seasonal hunting, cross-country skiing and boat rental facilities.
The West Point Foundry Preserve is located to the South of the Village of Cold Spring and contains the remains of the West Point Foundry. It features easy hiking trails, architectural ruins and great views of Constitution Marsh.
On the West side of the Hudson River, our views are preserved by Storm King State Park. At almost 2,000 acres, it is largely undeveloped except for trailheads and offers hiking and seasonal hunting.