Cold Spring, New York
Shopping is just one of many outdoor sports in this town

From the April 22, 2002 Issue of New York

Less than two hours from Grand Central on Metro-North's scenic Hudson Line (sit on the left to catch the amazing views of the Palisades), the quaint, walkable town of Cold Spring, New York, is a shopper's mecca -- antiques mostly, but also chic boutiques, like the country outpost of Boucher, the popular meatpacking-district jewelry shop. There are several good restaurants (try the homey Cathryn's Tuscan Grill) and lots of outdoor options. Hudson Valley Outfitters will sell you trail maps and hiking gear, or arrange kayaking tours. Bed down at the Hudson House Inn: It's right on the river and, like everything else in town, an easy walk from the train station.

Metro-North (800-638-7646); Hudson House Inn (doubles from $155; 845-265-9355 or; Boucher (845-265-6095); Cathryn's Tuscan Grill (845-265-5582); Hudson Valley Outfitters (kayak tours, $95 including lunch; 845-265-0221).


Photograph: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts