Explore the Valley
Cold Spring-on-the-Hudson and the surrounding communities offer many excellent restaurants, regional theatre, and dozens of craft, gift and antique shops. Historic sites, such as Boscobel, Roosevelt, Vanderbilt mansions, Kyukit, and the West Point Military Academy are close by. Perhaps the most inviting feature of all is the natural splendor of the Hudson Highlands with its many miles of exciting hiking trails.
In May 2003, Dia Art Foundation opened Dia:Beacon on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, in a former Nabisco box printing factory. The museum presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs.
The academy is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City on the western bank of the Hudson River. One of the most visited and scenic sites on post, Trophy Point, overlooks the Hudson River to the north, and is home to many captured cannon from past wars as well as the Standford White-designed Battle Monument.
The Putnam History Museum tells the story of the West Point Foundry in a new permanent exhibition. Large-scale photographs and an interactive stereoview display show how the foundry was essential to 19th century industrial and military endeavors in the United States.
In addition to the venues highlighted above, here is a list of things-to-do and places-to-visit: Bannerman Castle (by boat), Cold Spring Yoga & Pilates, Kayaking, Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, Hudson River, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary
For a deeper look into local events: visitputnam.org