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Best things to do in CORNWALL HDSN

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“Local hike famous for being the region's most challenging trail. Busy on summer weekends! Rock scrambling involved.”
26 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Bannerman Castle is located on Pollepel Island, and offers kayaking tours from Beacon (30 mins) and Cold Spring (40 mins)(bannermancastle.org/kayak-tours). They also host movie nights and theatrical events through the fall (https://bannermancastle.org/tours-and-events/). ”
10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Two Alices is a great place to grab a coffee & snack, plug into wife and get a little work done! Also, a great place to sit outside and people watch. Thursday night is trivia night. Alice's serves wine and beer as well as coffee.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in the town of Cornwall On Hudson, Painter's is the place where everyone really does know your name. Ask for Donna and tell her Jay and Catherine sent you!”
15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There is a crazy Scottish-style castle in the middle of the Hudson directly across from Sparrow House. Its incredibly beautiful and filled with amazing history. You can take a boat or kayak tour to the island; it’s definitely worthwhile if you’re a history buff. Info here: www.bannermancastle. org/visit-the-island.html ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Outdoor sculpture park on drive up from the city. Worth the stop if the weather is good. ”
6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“An outdoor art exhibit about 45 minutes from the cabin. For those who are looking for an extra art and culture element in their visit. ”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Available tours consist of guided walking tours on the island with access either by passenger tour boat or as part of a guided kayak excursion.”
7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Storm King Adventure Tours: Located just a 12 minute walk from Sparrow House, Storm King Adventure Tours offers amazing kayak tours to Bannerman’s Island. (845) 534-7800. ”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Route
“So many great trails between Cold Spring and Beacon. Can get quite busy on weekends. Hikes have amazing Hudson views at the top. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another local place with loads of charm. Larry & Niko will take good care of you at Pepettini's! You will feel like you have arrived in Tuscany. An authentic Italian restaurant with some of the best pasta you will ever eat! ”
4 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Mountain Valley Guides is another option just a quick, 10-minute walk up the hill from Sparrow House. They also rent canoes and kayaks and give kayak tours to Bannerman’s Castle. Give them a call to reserve! (845) 661-1923”
4 locals recommend
Cafe
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3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lively, local bar and restaurant within walking distance right next to Peppetini’s. Tvs to watch sports, happy hour from 4pm-7pm every day and trivia on Thursday’s! http://www.trestleny.com”
2 locals recommend
Bar
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1 local recommends