Saturday, August 24, 2013
Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer. Take Metro North(Hudson Line) from Grand Central station to Cold Spring and MEET approx. 11AM (time depends on what the new train schedule will show for the train arrivals before or close to 11 AM) at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities include shaded picnic groves, restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails & a hotdog vendor. Departure time is optional. (*Alternatively, meet 10AM at parking lot at North White Plains train station for car pooling. Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance.) Leader: Stewart Manville 1-914-582-1237. Call one week in advance to confirm that Island is open.