Find the best attractions, things to do, and places to go in Putnam County. Find excellent restaurants, antique shopping, boutique 'one of a kind' Mom & Pop shops, and places to stay (including charming bed & breakfasts, and inns). Visit
Performing art venues include the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel in Putnam County. This Shakespeare festival offers wonderful productions of Shakespeare. Plays are performed in the open air, under a tent, overlooking the Hudson Highlands; enjoy pre theatre picnics on the magnificent grounds of Boscobel overlooking the Hudson Highlands.
museums in Putnam including the Foundry School Museum and research library; purpose is to collect, preserve, and present to the public historical and cultural materials pertaining to Putnam County, especially the Philipstown area, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands.
If you are visiting the Hudson Valley with children, find fun places to take the kids. Also, find educational attractions for kids. Educational attractions for children include historic sites and parks with nature walks. Kid's things to do include, biking, boat rentals, bridle paths, and more.
Take the children to one of the
educational activities for kids, available in Putnam. Attractions for children include a day on the Tilly Foster Farm Museum in Brewster where you can watch the annual sheep shearing and learn about the workings of a farm.
In autumn, the backdrop of breathtaking fall colors enhances a walk on the hiking trails in and around Putnam County. Explore the many parks offering playgrounds and picnicking for the whole family. Select
outdoor activities in Putnam County. Putnam offers many things to do with children, as well as fun activities for singles, or family activities. Visit Putnam's parks, nature preserves, hiking trails, biking trails, and much more; all very beautiful and abundant in Putnam County.
Find attractions and things to do in winter, or on a rainy day in summer. Things to do on cold winter days, rainy days, and bad weather days include:
Visiting an ice arena where you can go ice skating, play ice hockey, and enjoy other ice attractions in Brewster. Go to
Brewster Ice Arena offering public skating, ice hockey, and more ice events.
Book a play at a center for
performing arts in Putnam County. Visit Philipstown Depot Theatre, a community performing arts center for theatre, children’s' programs, poetry readings, chamber music, cabaret, film, and other events.
Theater in Putnam County, includes going to a play at the Philipstown Depot Theatre located at Garrisons Landing, Garrison, NY.
Visit an historic attraction.
Historic sites in Putnam County include a visit to
Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, a Hudson Valley River Town. Boscobel is a neoclassical style mansion (built 1804-1808) located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.
Fahnestock Winter Park. Fahnestock features a warming lodge with ski rentals, lessons, food and beverages, and restrooms. Rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. The Winter Park is located at an elevation of 1,100 feet, helping to capture additional snow during storms. Enjoy Cross-Country Skiing, Nature Trails, Sledding, and Snowshoeing Trails.
A fun summer attraction includes a visit to
Hudson Highlands State Park. An area in Hudson Highlands State Park, Bannerman Island, can only be accessed by water and explored via guided tour. Known originally as Pollepel Island, this island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
How about a game of golf? As spring approaches, take out the golf clubs. Find private and public golf courses in Brewster, Garrison, Carmel, and Mahopac. On your list of must things to do in Putnam, go golfing at a
golf course in Putnam County.
Putnam County is home to the charming Village of Cold Spring. Plan a vacation in the Village of Cold Spring. Spend a day, a weekend, or a week in Cold Spring on the banks of the Hudson. If you've just arrived in Cold Spring, get a bite to eat followed by antiquing and boutique shopping. Have a fabulous day perusing the antique shops, quaint boutiques, art and craft stores, and galleries in Cold Spring Village. Walk down Cold Spring's main street and take note of the interesting 19th century architecture mixed with newer buildings. Note the wonderful absence of chain stores and be transported to days-gone-by.
On the shores of the Hudson River, opposite the Hudson House Restaurant and Inn, is a gazebo in the center of a lovely river park lined with benches. On a summer weekend you are likely to hear the sounds of music near the Cold Spring gazebo, a popular venue for live performances and concerts. If you enjoy fishing, drop your line and wait for a bite while you listen to the music and look out at the Hudson Highlands and the majestic Hudson River.
While walking along the Cold Spring waterfront, look out across the river at the U.S. Military Academy of West Point. Plan a visit to West Point, only 30 minutes from Cold Spring. Another exceptional attraction in the Hudson Valley is Storm King Art Center located in Mountainville, Orange County, also just across the river. Storm King Art Center is considered one of the finest outdoor sculpture gardens in the world. Storm King "a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature" is situated on five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands that provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists.
Plan a day at the Cold Spring Antiques and Crafts Show at Mayor's Park in Cold Spring, New York. This Antique and Crafts Show offers antiques from the 18th century through the middle of the 20th century. The selection of merchandise offered covers every category of collecting and is priced for every pocketbook.
Find antique shops in Cold Spring. If you want to go antique hunting, review our list of
Antique Stores in Cold Spring.
The charming village of Cold Spring is situated on the eastern banks of the Hudson River in the Southwest corner of Putnam County, New York in the Hudson Valley. Visit Cold Spring for a weekend or weekday getaway. An MTA train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan to the Cold Spring Metro-North station, is only one hour or 52.5 miles. When you arrive at the train in Cold Spring, shopping, dining, and a stroll along the Hudson River bank are all within easy walking distance of the train station. Go to Grand Central Station and catch the
MTA Metro-North to Cold Spring.
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Places to Stay in Putnam.
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