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


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!
Bannerman Island

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

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>>
Consitution Island Association
Box 41
West Point, NY 10996

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 >>
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.
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.

 H I S T O R I C A L

Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School 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

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

Philipstown Depot Theatre www.philipstowndepotthreatre.org

Garrison Art Center

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.

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

Bird and Bottle Inn 1123 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison, NY 10524
    Tel: 845-424-2333 Fax: 845-424-2358  www.thebirdandbottleinn.com


Photo: Don Greenfield

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

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.

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.

The Eagle Spotting Overlook on 9D

Scenic Hudson

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.

Environmental Conservation

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