Weekend Adventure

I love a mini fall getaway, even if it’s just for the day. We woke up early on Saturday morning, and I told my husband that fall was going to be over before we knew it and that I needed to get my fall fix in before it was too late. We brainstormed a few ideas (apple picking, pumpkin carving, watching scary Halloween movies), and decided on taking a drive to Cold Spring, NY to see the fall foliage and explore the cute town.

The drive didn’t disappoint.


Cold Spring is a great little Hudson Valley town. Its Main Street is set on a hill, and as you descend you get to the Hudson River. There are inns, antique shops, ice cream parlors, art galleries, restaurants and bars. You could easily spend a whole day perusing the Main Street, or all around the area, there are hiking trails that take you through the mountains with great sights of the Hudson River.

Cold Spring is fun to visit all year round, but nothing compares to a visit in the fall. In addition to the changing foliage, the town really gets into the Halloween spirit and almost every house and store was decorated.

After strolling trough town, you can walk by the river or relax on a bench and enjoy the scenery.

We didn’t stay for a meal on this visit since we brought Hunter with us, but for breakfast, I recommend Hudson Hil’s. For lunch or dinner by the water, I recommend the restaurant at the Hudson House.

One caveat, while you’ll see alot of dogs walking the streets of Cold Spring, we haven’t found too many dog friendly restaurants with outdoor seating areas (at least not for a bigger dog like Hunter). If you’re traveling with a dog, try to find a place in advance or plan to picnic.

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