Eco-Tourism at it's Best
From the scenic and awe-inspiring Hudson to the Great Swamp in Patterson, you'll find so many things to do outside.
Swim, boat, or go camping. Excellent birding opportunities abound in our National, State and Town Parks. Yes, it's true, the Appalachian Trail, a nationally-designated park walk, runs right through our County. But our other nature trails also abound, and our preserves, and our ancient ponds, streams and lakes.
In Putnam County, it's easy to find nature in all its glory!
Brewster Farmers' Market
Brewster Farmers' Market is a NYS Department of Agriculture approved Market offering FMNP services.
Since 1994, we have been bringing FRESH to the Heart of Brewster, providing an opportunity for first stop shopping, and helping to support local & regional growers and producers. Along with offering great quality and prices, we serve as a downtown destination where old friends meet and new friends are made, so come out and welcome our vendors back while you get the good stuff! See you at the Market!
Hours of Operation: Please see website for Market hours
Address: 208 E. Main St. , Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: (914) 671-6262
Cascade Farm and Farm School
Cascade Farm is open to the public for special events (such as farm breakfasts and harvest weekends) - dates and times for special events will be posted. Otherwise we are open to members on Thursdays for harvest (2pm through 7pm) and on volunteer work days. If you would like to come to the farm or meet with us on another day, please call in advance to be sure we are available. However, if the gates at the entrance are closed, the farm is not open.
Address: 124 Harmony Road, Patterson, NY 12563
Phone: (845) 878-3258
Cold Spring Farmers' Market-Indoor
Indoor market is from November until May
Address: Philipstown Community Center, Garrison, NY 10524
Cold Spring Farmers' Market-Outdoor
Outdoor market is from May until November
Address: Boscobel, Garrison, NY 10524
Constitution Island Tours
Tours leave from the Cold Spring Metro North station.
Public Tours are at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours are approximately 2 1/4 hours in duration.onstitution Island is part of West Point, the United States Military Academy, a National Registered Landmark. The Island is most famous for the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson during the Revolutionary War and the Warner family who lived on the Island during the 19th century.
Address: , Cold Spring, NY 10516
Phone: (845) 446-8676
Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary
-Interpretive Nature Trail
-Environmental and Historical Highlights
Rules and Regulations
-No Motorized Vehicles
Address: Fair St, Carmel, NY
Phone: (845) 225-3650
Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS)
FrOGS is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Great Swamp of Dutchess and Putnam Counties through science and education. The Great Swamp watershed covers 6000 acres and is one of the largest freshwater wetlands in the state of New York.
The friends of the Great Swamp are volunteers working with public and private agencies to preserve this unique and important area. We hope that the FrOGS website will help you learn more about the Swamp and, more importantly, how you can join FrOGS to protect it.
Address: PO Box 373, Pawling , NY 12564
Phone: (845) 855-1917
Green Chimney's Farm
Guided private tours can be booked in advance.
Green Chimneys is the nationally renowned, non-profit organization with a mission of restoring possibilities and creating futures for children with emotional, behavioral, social and learning challenges through educational, therapeutic and outreach services, while providing care for animals and nature, thereby promoting a philosophy of dignity and worth for all living things.
Address: 400 Doansburg Rd, Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: (845) 279-2995
Highlands Preservation, Inc.
Highlands Preservation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the hidden historic and prehistoric treasues of the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York. We work with local community groups and government agencies to identify, research, document, and preserve the unique historic and prehistoric artifacts found throughout the area. By protecting and preserving these important remembrances of the past, the surrounding open space is also protected from activities which may threaten the integrity of the historic/prehistoric site. This benefits all who use these open spaces for recreational purposes, such as hiking, biking, and hunting.
Address: 103 Whangtown Road, Kent Lakes, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 249-8880
Hudson Highland Land Trust
The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a community-based organization devoted to protecting the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands in NY State’s Hudson Valley.
Address: 1180 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: (845) 424-3358