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CONSTITUTION ISLAND - FAMILY DAY

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing at a gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is open only 3 weekends per summer.

Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities include shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails, and a hot dog vendor. Departure time is optional.

As of September 20 the Family Day is listed on the Constitution Island website so the event will take place as scheduled.

Here is a link to the Constitution Island website: Constitution Island.

Meeting: Take the 9:43 a.m. Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. The round trip fare is $28.00.

Here is the Hudson Line weekend schedule: Hudson Line schedule

(*Alternatively, meet at 10AM at parking lot at North White Plains Train Station for car pooling. Donate $5 to the driver. For this option, you must call leader in advance.)

Leader: Stewart Manville[masked]

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join.


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  • Conrad P.

    No one at gate at 11 AM. No one on island either (as far as I could tell). Looked until 12:30. Info for next trip there: boat rides are no longer available from C. Island. One must take round-trip ride from WP.

    September 26, 2015

  • Tom B.

    FROM COLD SPRING METRO-NORTH TRAIN STATION: Vans will take guests from the far end of the Cold Spring Metro-North Train Station from 9:30 am and will shuttle through the last scheduled departure at 4:30 pm. Ticketholders will have priority service. Please bring photo ID – Driver’s License or Passport (16 and over)

    September 22, 2015

    • Tom B.

      The suggested donation is $10, if you go to their website and buy your ticket ahead of time, you will get priority on the ferry, but you can make your donation on the island instead. You must show valid ID to get on the island.

      September 22, 2015

    • Tom B.

      September 22, 2015

  • Aisha

    Hi, the leaders phone number has an extra digit. Could you please provide the right number as I have a few questions. Thanks!

    September 22, 2015

    • Tom B.

      Thanks Aisha, I corrected the phone number.

      1 · September 22, 2015

    • Aisha

      Thank you Tom

      1 · September 22, 2015

  • Conrad P.

    This is a really nice Fall event: on the river, on the island, nice people, Mother Nature, relaxing.

    September 22, 2015

  • faria

    How many miles is this?

    September 13, 2015

    • Tom B.

      Hi Faria, this is not really a hike, you just go on the island and tour around, whether as a group or by yourself; the hike leader, Stewart, will meet you at the train station, and direct you to the van that will take you to the boat.

      September 20, 2015

  • Deirdre

    Is transport to Constitution Island via a land route or by boat? If by boat, from what dock? Deirdre

    September 20, 2015

    • Tom B.

      Hi Deirdre, there is a van in the train station parking lot that takes you to the dock for the ferry ride to the island, the van is also available on the way back.

      September 20, 2015

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