VISITING COLD SPRING

Turn your visit to The Endless Skein into a Cold Spring day trip!

The Endless Skein is located in the heart of Cold Spring, a historic village on the Hudson River. Cold Spring is scenic, walkable, and accessible by Metro North train and by car.

Parking: The Endless Skein offers parking for our customers. For the rest of your visit, there is also a municipal lot on Fair Street. The Metro North train station lot is free on weekends.

Call ahead! These days it’s always a good idea to check the status of shops, restaurants, and other points of interest before you head out, as the situation is fluid. The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce has many updates on their website, but it’s best to contact businesses directly for the very latest.

Weekdays are peaceful in Cold Spring. From Monday to Thursday, the sidewalks are less crowded, and more parking is available throughout the village. Keep in mind when planning your trip that some businesses in our area are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Here are some suggested itineraries to help you plan your trip!


Visiting with a group of four or more?

The Farm-to-Table experience

  • On Saturdays in the summer, you’ll find the Outdoor Farmers Market on the beautiful grounds of Boscobel. Hand-picked fruit and veggies, freshly caught seafood, takeout food, and hand-crafted goods. You might even find some handspun yarn. The market is open 8:30am-1pm but get there early for the best selection!
  • Make a reservation for lunch on the porch at Hudson Hil’s (Wednesdays through Saturdays). Locally sourced sandwiches, salads, and more!
  • The Endless Skein is right across the street. Ask about our local yarn and tools!
  • Stroll down Main Street. Many of the shops feature Hudson Valley sourced goods, including the Cold Spring Cheese Shop and the Cold Spring General Store.
  • Cold Spring’s new Sweet Harvest Shoppe offers refreshing smoothies, açaí bowls, and iced coffee.

Fine dining and fine art

  • Visit Cold Spring’s art museum, Magazzino (by appointment only).
  • Stop by The Endless Skein and feast your eyes on our array of artisan hand-dyed yarn and fiber craft supplies.
  • Across the street and up a block from The Endless Skein is Supplies for Creative Living, an art supply store that is sure to inspire.
  • Check out the Buster Levi gallery. Even if the gallery isn’t open to the public, you can view the art through the front windows.
  • Dine by reservation in the courtyard garden at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill (Maya says get the Sachetti!) or under the tent at Riverview for gourmet pizza, excellent seafood, and more.
  • Take the tunnel under the tracks, pick up some gelato from Rincon Argentino and enjoy it at the waterfront.

The great outdoors

  • Gear up and hike one of the gorgeous trails that are accessible from the Village of Cold Spring! Walk north along Fair Street and follow the signs to the trail heads. Follow the strenuous Washburn Trail to the first lookout on Bull Hill for a magnificent view of the village and the river. Alternately, the Cornish Trail will take you on a stroll to the beautiful ruins of the old Cornish Estate. Trail maps are available at Old Souls.
  • On your way back, grab takeout at Riverview or Cold Spring Pizza.
  • Pick up your next portable project for on-the-go crafting at The Endless Skein!
  • Join us for Outdoor Open Crafting Time! Saturdays 4:30-6:30pm starting August 8 and Tuesdays 6-8pm starting August 11. Bring your mask, food and drinks, and chair. There is no charge, and you are welcome to work on any fiber project!

Or, craft your own itinerary! Here are some of our favorite spots, in addition to what’s listed above:

Food and Drink

  • Brasserie Le Bouchon is the place to go for French cuisine, and if you make a reservation you can wine and dine outdoors.
  • The Pantry roasts their own coffee beans, bakes their own pastries, and offers hand-pressed elixirs.
  • Barber & Brew serves up an interesting combo: beer (call ahead to pre-order!) and haircuts (by appointment).
  • Juanita’s Kitchen, just a short drive (or a long walk) up Main Street, is the real deal: authentic Mexican food perfectly seasoned and prepared with love. Currently available for call-ahead takeout or delivery only.
  • Just a bit farther up the road from Juanita’s are Homestyle Bakery and Homestyle Creamery, both of which have gluten-free and vegan options.

Outdoor Activities

  • Launch your kayak or stand-up paddleboard at Foundry Dock Park. You can paddle around in Foundry Cove, pass under the railroad trestle to explore Constitution Marsh, or venture up to the sandy beach at Little Stony Point. (Be sure to consult the tide charts and check weather conditions before attempting either of those last two!)
  • Take a hike in Fahnestock State Park! A great kid-friendly hike is the loop around Pelton Pond. Visit the park office on 301 for trail maps and more ideas.
  • Glynwood, located a few miles up 301 from the Village of Cold Spring, is an idyllic farm where you may spy some very happy sheep. You can buy farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats at their farm store.
  • Beacon Story Screen just opened a drive-in movie theatre a few minutes north of Cold Spring on Route 9D! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Shopping

  • Don’t miss our beloved independent bookstore, Split Rock Books! Appointment required for in-store browsing.
  • For hand-crafted toys, games, and puzzles, The Gift Hut is the spot.
  • Flowercup offers a thoughtfully curated selection of wines from near and far.
  • The Cold Spring Apothecary is a fantastic source for natural household and beauty products.
  • For apparel, check out Wynono & Co (millinery and vintage clothing), Poor George (vintage and new), and Swing (a boutique for women and children featuring clothing by a local designer who uses rescued fabric).
  • Just a block down from The Endless Skein is Pink Olive, a gift shop whose entryway tiles proclaim that “You are loved.”
  • Have errands to run? On Route 9D is a grocery store (Foodtown) and Drug World for health and beauty items. Our neighbor C&E Paint on Main Street is a great mom & pop hardware store.

Newly Opened

  • Spice Revolution features spices and baked goods.
  • Damn Aged Vintage has recently joined the roster of vintage shops on Main Street.
  • Paulette offers a mix of fashion, accessories, home decor, and a cafe.