West Point Foundry Preserve


Location: Cold Spring
Distance: 1 mile
Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
Elevation Gain: 100′
Type of Hike: loop
Trail Condition: grass, trail, metal grating, stairs, gravel
Wow Factor: 10′ waterfall, boring mill, ruins

How to get there: From 9D, turn onto Main St (end of 301).  Turn left onto Rock Street, a one way.  Right onto Kemble Ave.  The park is all the way at the end.
Address:  80 Kemble Ave, Cold Spring

Summary: From the parking lot, head up to the far corner and climb the wooden steps.  This unmarked trail puts you on the red semicircle trail.

Hang a right.

Red will dead end at yellow.  Turn left and head uphill a short distance.  You will come to the boring mill and stairs.

If you want, you can go straight a few hundred feet to the overlook deck with views of a small pond and sounds of the waterfall.  Turn around.

Head down the stairs, checking out the mill and all the information on the kiosk and the steps themselves.

There is a small stream that runs parallel with the yellow trail.  Hop across it if it is not running too high.

Make a left and follow the dirt trail past some ruins and foundations to the waterfall.

Turn back and either follow the little trail you’re on or cross the stream again and follow the metal grating.

Take a look around the old shop buildings and bridge.  Lots of fun places to explore with little kids.  There are picnic tables in the shade near the large brick building.

Follow the metal road out to the end where there is an informative structure about the history of the property.

Continue a short distance on the yellow trail back to the parking lot.

If you want to continue the fun, check out Cold Springs Tot Park and Moo Moo’s Creamery!


Facilities: yes
Hunting: no
Dogs: on leash


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