Chilling out in Cold Spring

Originally published via: Trends on Trends

A day trip to Cold Spring, NY in the Hudson Valley is the perfect fall adventure to ease into the reality that summer is over. The mix of local charm and new urban transplants making their mark here is reason alone to check it out. When you add in the stunning backdrop of the Hudson River, Cold Spring is the kind of town you just don’t want to miss. A quick 75 minute jaunt on Metro-North deposits you right onto Main street where it’s easy to while the day away, making the hustle and bustle of the city a distant memory.

Discovering a Thai monastery, enjoying a real farm-to-table dinner and obviously eating lots of ice cream were just a few of the reasons why we fell in love with Cold Spring. Start your own love affair by checking out our top spots!

Eat:
Hudson Hils Café- a country café serving up hearty breakfast and lunch to locals and visitors alike.
Moo Moo’s Creamery- homemade traditional ice cream shop with some new fangled flavors mixed in for every taste.

Drink:
The Pantry- Your one-stop shop for everything beverage related. Sophisticated multi-roaster coffeehouse plus a mind-boggling selection of craft beer.

Shop:
General Store- The classic reinvented with local produce, cookbooks, and specialty items to make your kitchen sing.
Cold Spring Apothecary- Locally made beauty and wellness products showcased in a drop dead gorgeous setting. Swoon.

Do:
Anthony’s Nose Trail- is a moderate 4 mile out and back trail offering superb views.
Cold Spring Farmers Market— Held at 19th Century Boscobel Estate overlooking the Hudson River, this is uber local at it’s best.

Local Farm Flavor- check out some our favorite farms for pick-your-own produce hours, classes and farm-to-table dinners: Glynwood, Long Haul Farm (Garrison) and Fishkill Farms.

Bonus:
Chuang Yen Monastery- Transportative Buddhist temple and manicured grounds will leave you speechless.
The Living Room Event Space- Formerly a Prohibition-era drugstore, now a totally unique venue worth a second look.
Fly Fishing with Old Souls- The team from this modern outdoors outfitter can take you out to cast a line!

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