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Address: Kemble Aveniue, Cold Spring, NY 12601
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Nature and history intertwined...

Thoughtfully-produced historical exhibits--just the right amount to make you feel like you can tell the story after you've visited. Each spot on the trail offers an opportunity... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cold Spring, New York
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Cold Spring, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thoughtfully-produced historical exhibits--just the right amount to make you feel like you can tell the story after you've visited. Each spot on the trail offers an opportunity to visualize the industrial history. The sycamores, deer, and migrating warblers have taken over, but the human past lives on here, too.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've been seeing the trail from the Metro-North train, so I decided to check it out. My assessment is that this park is more for history lovers than chiefly outdoorsy folks. The Preserve itself isn't very extensive, although the trail along the marsh is great for waterfowl observation. The trails are short and not all that challenging. They are well-marked... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Foundry at Cold Spring is a fantastic place to go for a nice walk and to experience some of America's great history. The foundry was simply enormous and you have to walk it a bit to appreciate its size from the remains of the buildings. Here the first Steam Locomotive in New York State was built. But it was... More 

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Thank Jeffrey L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We only visited the museum which was very nice. They had the history of the foundry plus am architecture exhibit for mostly local houses of significance. The fee was waived of you registered your email their mobile site, which was a plus. We thought of also exploring the grounds but we just weren't up to the hike. I would recommend... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Another historic gem on the Hudson. The foundry preserve was a bustling center of activity making ammunition for West Point, but not much more than a few buildings and foundations remain now as the forest has reclaimed the site. If you are in a hurry you can visit in about 30 minutes, but it would be better to spend an... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I had been to Cold Spring before and wanted to do something different this time. I came across the WPFP and was excited to walk the trails—perfect on a crisp autumn day. There is a map available for download (type in "west point foundry preserve map" into Google and it'll be the result that says "PDF" next to it on... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place was the perfect tonic after two days of traffic congestion throughout the Hudson Valley. It truly is a hidden gem. We planned to visit the Perkins Tower at Bear Mountain first and then head to the foundry preserve. The tower drive was closed due to overcrowding and the road to the Bear Mountain bridge was backed up. They've... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

As you follow the trail it will lead you to a waterfall view in the hills. Very beautiful view. There is also several trail and a pit stop.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was a nice short walk in the woods. Walls of old buildings, and even an old building are still standing where the foundry existed. As you walk through the paths, there glimpses of the old foundations and pieces of the old wall. There are good explanatory signs at various sites. The woods are lovely, with the former foundry stream... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Several hikes in the area pass through or near this former foundry property. It is a great place to recover from your hike. Established in 1818 to supply the U.S. government with artillery, the ironworks employed hundreds of workers who produced some of America's first steam engines, locomotives and ironclad ships, as well as pipes for New York City's water... More 

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