Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cold Spring: A Day Along the Hudson









I am quite fortunate enough to live near the beauty of the Hudson River, which historically was the first River where the settlers escaping the religious tyranny of King Charles in England, made their home. In some of my other blogs, I have taken you along on my adventures of some the beautiful sites along the Hudson River.
Yesterday, although the temperature reading in NY was 14 degrees, it was a perfect day to visit the small historic town along the Hudson River called Cold Spring (Cold Spring-on-Hudson) NY, which was incorporated in 1846. Bundled up against the cold of 14 degrees, and the winds coming forth from the Hudson River, we walked along Main Street with its quaint antique shops, and Victorian Homes and Mansions which line the banks of the river. Full of history, the tiny town of Cold Spring dates back to the Civil War. This was to help accommodate many of the workers of West Point, which lies just South of Cold Spring. Commuter Service to Cold Spring can only be reached by its original “Cold Spring Station”. Bordered not only by the Hudson River and it mountainous view of the Catskills (mountains), the other end of town is bordered by two lakes, which as you can see by the pictures I took, were quite frozen over! Cold Spring is now listed with the National Registry of Historic Places in the US.
Although it was a perfect day for a drive along the Hudson, our main reason for going was not only to enjoy lunch in one of these historic restaurants, but to view my friend Marion’s beautiful “Fiber Art Scarf’s” which are featured in the window's of one of the many shops along Main Street. Although she currently has sold most of her scarfs from her shop on Etsy, she has some beautiful quilts and “art quilts” in her shop: http://Mademarion@etsy.com.
Marion and I have also been fortunate to be a part of their summer craft fairs which they showcase right along Main Street.


8 comments:

On a Whimsey said...

Lovely post from which I learnt a lot! Looks cold though so what better to wrap up with a pretty scarf!

blazingneedles said...

Makes me want to take a trip!

gloria said...

May I come visit? I know there is flyfishing up there!
But right now it's really really cold.

uniquecommodities said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing some history and nice pics with us!! Would love to see pics of that in the spring!

Rose said...

Great photos, and interesting writing!

MagdaleneJewels said...

You are all welcome anytime of the year!

storybeader said...

amazing, how it can get so cold, everything freezes over like that! I'm going over to your friend's etsy shop - love to look at art quilts!

BeadedTail said...

Although it looks really cold it looks like a great place to visit! Thanks for the history too!