I recently went on a day trip to the Hudson River Valley to visit Cold Spring, NY and Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center in neighboring Garrison, NY. Cold Spring is a charming historic village about 50 miles north of Manhattan and approximately 1.20 hours by Metro-North train from Grand Central. Known for its antique stores, hiking trails, and stunning views of the Hudson, Cold Spring is one of the best places to get a change of scenery from NYC sans car. I love venturing off Main Street and exploring the side streets lined with Victorian homes and white picket fences.
Once Upon A Time Antiques, 159 Main St. - Wonderfully nostalgic antique toy and doll store.
Riverview Restaurant, 45 Fair St. - Nice American restaurant with a patio overlooking the Hudson.
Moo Moos Creamery, 32 West St. - Cute shop on the waterfront serving delicious homemade ice cream.
Rincon Argentino, 21 Main St. - Quaint family-owned Argentine cafe with great coffee.
Manitoga (Garrison, NY) - a ten-minute drive from Cold Spring, the 75-acre woodland estate and modernist home of industrial designer Russel Wright is so spectacular, it shall be featured in a separate upcoming post. Please check back soon!