What are you doing this July 4th? Nothing to do, why not do a one-day getaway to Cold Spring, NY. We will take Metro-North to Cold Spring where we will spend most of the day touring it and enjoying some beautiful views and checking out some of their sites..
This is a leisurely walk/visit to Cold Spring. One of the places we will visit is the West Point Foundry Preserve. In 1818 the foundry was established to supply the US government with artillery. There are hiking trails (but we won't be hiking on them). We will learn about this foundry from their recording, be sure to bring your headphones. This is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesIt is an "outdoor museum".
Another location is the Dockside Park. This is the location for their Independence celebration on 7/6/19. There are a number of charming inns where we may decide to go for an afternoon drink.
There are boutiques and art galleries where we can browse or pick up an item or two. One of the places to visit is "Old Souls", an outdoor themed shop for field & stream, it does carry graphic tees and more. Cold Spring General Store carries handmade American goods. There are so many places to see there and check out.
OPTIONAL: For those interested in visiting Boscobel House & Gardens. We may have to walk from train station to the House Museum. (I'm waiting to find out if there is going to be a shuttle on 7/4/19). The admission is $18.00/$15.00 for the House+Gardens & Grounds. If you only want to check out their Gardens & Grounds, the admission is $12.00/$10.00.
Transportation: Metro-North to Cold Spring
1) departing from Grand Central 8:45am arrive 10:10am (Those going from Grand Central will meet me at the clock around the information desk)
2) from Harlem (125th Street & Park.) 8:56am arrive 10:10am (We will meet at Cold Spring Station)
Meeting time: 8:25am (I'll move to the train by 8:35am)
Meeting Place: Grand Central (42nd & Park) by the Information Desk or at Cold Spring Station
Transportation: Metro-North to Grand Central Terminal or Harlem Station
departs 5:17pm arrives at 6:53pm at Grand Central - I'll have a schedule in case you choose another return time.
Organizer fee: $7.00
Please do not RSVP "yes" if you don't plan to attend this event.