What’s not to love about this quaint charming little village just minutes away from NYC?
If looking for a quick day trip Cold Spring NY is about and hour and twenty-minute ride on the Metro North out of Grand Central station. More than enough running times on the schedule to head out early and get home later in the evening. Makes for a perfect easy getaway to explore this wonderful little town.
Quick walk from the train station so no cars are needed. Information desk is right there at the start of Main Street to pick up a map, and public bathrooms too.
Idyllic setting right on the water. Wonderful views all around and terrific when the leaves are changing. Great location for taking some beautiful pics along the Hudson River.
Walking Main Street is like a trip to a past time. Local boutiques, specialty shops along the way, a few eateries, and the area is very clean and safe. Feels like it’s a small town set back in the 1950’s. Seems like many of the businesses knew the locals who dropped in.
If you like antique shopping there are a bunch of great stores here to rummage through. One of the shops we dropped into was huge. I mean, it was like a maze. Room after room filled with items of all kinds – jewelry, toys, collectables, furniture, housewares, clothes, and so many other long forgotten and hard to find trinkets and tchotchkes. I could have spent hours in here just looking around and rummaging through the aisles and shelves.
If you want ice cream and ice pops there are a few spots to have some homemade cold goodness. Go Go Pops and Moo Moo’s are two that we hit, and both had some great flavors to try. Oh yeah, the inner fatty in me loved the ice cream at Moo Moo’s. That was our dessert after dinner while waiting for the train to arrive.
If you like artsy and eclectic crafty things there are places here to shop for that special gift or something for your own. Very mom and pop type with friendly service.
If you like hiking in the woods there are plenty of trails up here. On the train ride up we noticed many people with gear and backpacks ready to jump off and spend a day walking through the countryside.
Coffee shops too with tables and chairs set up on the sidewalk to chill at and people watch. There is also a pub in town if you’re craving a cold beer or cocktail.
If you want to stay overnight there are a few boutique hotels/B&B’s in town. Some might be haunted from what I heard. Cool. We are looking forward to possibly spending a night there soon with Casper, then enjoying a hot breakfast in the morning.
Most places here seem to close around 6-7 pm so plan accordingly. There’s a nice bar and good restaurant or two that stay open later for dinner. If staying late there are still trains running after 8pm to get you home so no worries. When we arrived we did lunch at Cold Spring Depot and sat outside on a nice day. By dinner time we checked out Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill for a terrific candlelit meal with great service and delicious eats.
It’s almost like being away on vacation as we couldn’t believe we were still in New York. A nice escape from the rat race of the concrete jungle. Even if it was for just one day. It’s pretty amazing with how just a short trek you can discover a whole new world right in your own backyard.
Here’s a bunch of links to the town and a few assorted Yelp reviews I penned on some spots to eat, shop, snack, and dine at –
Cold Spring NY – http://www.coldspringliving.com/
Cold Spring Depot Restaurant – http://www.yelp.com/biz/cold-spring-depot-restaurant-cold-spring?ylist=cold-spring-ny-cold-spring
Cathyrn’s Tuscan Grill – http://www.yelp.com/biz/cathryns-tuscan-grill-cold-spring?ylist=cold-spring-ny-cold-spring
Moo Moo’s Creamery – http://www.yelp.com/biz/moo-moos-creamery-cold-spring
Go Go Pops – http://www.yelp.com/biz/go-go-pops-cold-spring
Cold Spring General Store – http://www.yelp.com/biz/cold-spring-general-store-cold-spring?ylist=cold-spring-ny-cold-spring