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Best Things to do in Cornwall

Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for more than fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. this important outdoor museum is open to the public from April to mid-November. Founded in 1960 on 500 acres of pristine, donated land, the 100 large-scale art installations include work by such renowned artists as Richard Serra, Louis Nevelson, Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi.
“At Storm King, exhibition space is defined by earth and sky”.

Storm King Golf Club

One of the Oldest Clubs in America, Storm King Golf Club is a story that began in 1894 when professional golfer Willie Norton’s design first welcomed the Cornwall community and New York City residents vacationing in relaxing mountain cottages on the banks of the Hudson River as an exclusively private club. Now open the Public, Storm King Golf Club is a true golfers' club, owing our success and endurance to wise stewardship throughout generations of leadership. For over 100+ years, Storm King has stood the test of time, surviving the Great Depression in initial years of the 1930′s and now prospering in the new economy of the golf industry. Storm King has served as a cornerstone to the surrounding community, providing members a relaxed recreational and social camaraderie and a historic golf course that is one of the most enjoyable experiences in the area.

Storm King Adventure Tours

Whether you're a local or a visitor, your adventure begins at Storm King Adventure Tours headquarters, right on Hudson Street in Cornwall-on-Hudson. This picturesque upstate village is surrounded by state parks, nature reserves, farms and the river itself, providing the ultimate landscape for your day trip, weekend, or vacation. Storm King Adventure Tours is your one-stop destination for Hudson Valley outdoor adventures.

Black Rock Forest and Storm King Mountain

Storm King overlooks the Hudson River from the west. Just behind it to the southwest, linked to Storm King State Park by the Stillman Trail, lies Black Rock Forest, the largest sustained area over 1,200 feet in the Highlands. The 3,870 acre forest is administered by the Black Rock Forest Consortium, a group of public and private educational and research institutions ranging from the neighboring Storm King School to New York City institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History and Columbia University. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a member of the Consortium and maintains 36 miles of trails in the area. Start with Black Rock Mountain and Sphagnum Pond Loop. The hike begins by following the yellow-diamond-blazed Mine Hill Trail, which starts on the opposite side of the road, just beyond the parking turnout. The trailhead is marked by a triple blaze. Follow the trail uphill, steeply in places. Just before a switchback turn, there are views over Schunemunk Mountain, the Moodna Viaduct, the Shawangunks and the Catskills from open rocks. The Mine Hill...

Jones Farm

Jones Farm is a destination for foodies and shoppers alike! One of the few surviving family farms in the Hudson Valley, Jones Farm offers an array of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Our country store is your one stop shop for local produce, eggs, honey and gourmet foods. Grandma Phoebe’s Kitchen is known in the Hudson Valley for fresh baked goods, proudly homemade from scratch. The aroma of fresh baked cookies is known to tempt even the most discriminating visitor! Enjoy breakfast or lunch from their new cafe seating area with views of the farm and Schunemunk Mountain in the distance! Visit during the fall for our hay rides and during the winter for our selection of holiday treats and gifts. No matter the season The Shops at Jones Farm are sure to have something fun to see, do or eat! We Welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of Fresh & Homegrown.
Welcome to Jones Farm - Photo Credit here.

Bannerman's Castle

It looks like castle ruins right? The story of Bannerman's Castle is as unexpected as the beauty of paddling your kayak to explore it! A former arsenal of a weapons dealer Frank Bannerman VI whose business began after the Civil War buying weapons that were sold for scrap and reselling into the global market. He became the world's largest buyer of surplus military equipment. His arsenal warehouse was built to look like a Scottish castle complete with turrets and a moat! This is a must-see and only open to visitors May-October.
Bannerman's Castle - Photo by John Morzen.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum has been a Cornwall attraction for decades, and has grown into a leading provider of nature education experiences in the Hudson Valley. Its mission is to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world through its special focus on Environmental Education. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations. The Wildlife Education Center located at 25 Boulevard,Cornwall-on-Hudson is the home of many animals that can be found in our local woods, fields, ponds and rivers including, rabbits, turtles,frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and fish, as well as a screech owl,a great horned owl, and of course the crowd favorite, Edgar, our resident crow that says "hello!" Stop in Fridays-Sundays from 12pm-4pm for special "Meet the Animals" events Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 2:30pm year-round. Visitors can also enjoy the interactive *"Birds on the Wing" exhibit and read their way along the StoryWalk® trail The Outdoor Discovery Center nature preserve, located on Muser Drive,across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall has miles of great hiking trails winding through woods and fields, overlooking scenic wetlands home to many native animals including a Great Blue Heron. Stop in the Gift Shop or Grasshopper Grove, on Saturdays and Sundays (mid-April through mid-November) 10am-4pm, where parents can re-discover the wonders of nature play with their small children.
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum - Photo by Unknown.