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Charming nature trails with a bit of history

We were pleased to discover West Point Foundry Preserve during our recent trip to Cold Spring. The... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
drpipt
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New York City, New York
Great place to research local history

If you are a history buff, it's a great place to learn about the role Cold Spring played in the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Joe B
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LaGrangeville, New York
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were pleased to discover West Point Foundry Preserve during our recent trip to Cold Spring. The trails are easily accessed from main street. This is a peaceful, lovely place to take an urban hike. The trails are easy for the most part, but there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

If you are a history buff, it's a great place to learn about the role Cold Spring played in the Civil War. The West Point Foundry was located in Cold Spring and it supplied the Union army with cannon, ordinance, and other weapons. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joe B
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely stroll thru a well-signed history path and lovely views of the Hudson. Good for all ages. Definitely worth a stop for an hour or two

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank T S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Interesting place but you really have to used your imagination to picture what was once there. Pretty location. Great place to walk/jog, with or without a dog!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NL144
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Amazing to see the Foundry building as a whole structure with other buildings as ruins. The Boring Hill Back Shot Water Wheel story was of interest. Nice to walk through the area & come across a creek with a waterfall up by the bridge. A...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Clio H
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is not an amazing place to visit. It is a very good place to visit. It is quiet. Yesterday, when we went it was pretty amazing with just a few others there. It was a perfect easy, easy hike. The area is beautiful. There...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The area of WPFP is genuinely stunning, very different to the flat lowlands of home in the UK. Really helped us unwind after a week in NYC

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Get off Metro North, or walk to south end of northbound platform to access the trail to the area. It can also be accessed driving from Kemble Ave. It's usually pretty quiet, and you may even see some marsh birds. Stay on the trail, unless...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank eldon pwwka c
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very well restored park with remnants of the foundry. It is a short walk from the town and easily reachable by foot so recommended for those people who arrive town with the Metro North or by boat.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Atuchan
Reviewed 21 September 2017

easy walking trails along the Hudson, and among the remnants of this old foundry. well cared for trails and facilities, easy parking.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Robert G
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There is a nice picnic area, near a stream in a shady wooded area where the family can chill while others go exploring. I think the week ends it can get crowded so you may want to get there earlier.
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