Around Cold Spring: Additional Activities for Cold Spring Community Day
Kayaking on the Hudson
If paddling around the quiet section of the Hudson River near Cold Spring, particularly through the scenic Hudson Highlands Gateway, there’s no need to haul your own kayaks from out-of-town. Contact Cold Spring’s Hudson River Expeditions and either rent your own kayak/paddleboard/canoe for the afternoon, or sign up for one of their local tours, which includes a paddle-out to Bannerman’s Island, which is the site of a dramatic castle ruin!
Our Local Farmer’s Market
A 10-minute stroll south of Cold Spring will lead you to the famous Boscobel Estate, where the Cold Spring Farmer’s Market convenes every Saturday from 8:30am until 1:30pm. Shop this friendly outdoor market on Cold Spring Community Day, and load up on local fruits, vegetables, breads, jams, wines, ciders and herbal elixirs.
Are you into meditation, yoga, and anything zen? Did you know that a Buddhist monastery that houses the largest statue of Buddha in the western hemisphere is just a short 15-minute drive east of Cold Spring? Visit the Chuang Yen Monastery for the 12:45pm Saturday tour on Cold Spring Community Day, or just visit the grounds, temple and meditation rooms at your own pace. Admission is free, and the vibe is truly tranquil.
And of course, since you’re visiting Cold Spring in the beautiful Hudson Highlands, there’s always the old-fashioned hike or bicycle ride as a self-guided tour option. If bicycling is your preferred mode of exploration, just come as you are, and stop into Cold Spring Bike Rental & Tours right on Main Street. They will set you up with your bike of choice and all the gear. Hiking more your style? Load your backpack and hit the local trails, which include the popular Mt Taurus and Breakneck Ridge. Link to the official trail map HERE.