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With cooler weather and breathtaking vistas, autumn is the perfect time to visit Putnam County’s many historic sites, farms, trails, and attractions. Rolling hills and meandering waterways are a majestic backdrop for fall fun. From orchard-made apple cider doughnuts to rigorous hikes and so much more, your adventure awaits. “For those seeking outdoor activities or those seeking indoor relaxation, our little gem of a county has so much to offer, and fall is the perfect season to see just how beautiful Putnam County is,” said Tracey Walsh, director of Putnam County Tourism.
A day-trip to Putnam County can include a challenging hike to Breakneck Ridge or browsing for local specialty items at the Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market followed by lunch or dinner at any of our amazing eateries. Best of all, there’s plenty to do in between – visit their art galleries and museums, go antiquing, unwind at a park.
Here is a sampling of places to explore this fall in Putnam County:
Boscobel, 1601 Route 9, Garrison. Boscobel is a historic house museum overlooking the Hudson River. It is considered a significant example of the Federal style of American Architecture and includes an extensive collection of period decor and furnishings. The property includes gardens, an orchard, sculpture garden and hiking trails. In addition, the Cold Spring Farmers Market is held Saturdays through October. Visit boscobel.org.
Magazzino, 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring. Magazzino Italian Art is a museum and research center dedicated to advancing public appreciation of postwar and contemporary Italian art in the United States. Visit www.magazzino.art.
Tilly Foster Farm and Tilly’s Table restaurant, 100 Route 312, Brewster. Farm animals, vegetable crops and rolling hills are reminiscent of a time when most of the county was farmland. Tilly’s Table restaurant offers a wonderful menu that includes the farm’s grown produce. The property is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tilly’s Table is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit putnamtillyfoster.com.