Top 10 Things to do in West Coxsackie, United States

November 5, 2017 Renato Branum

West Coxsackie in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in West Coxsackie with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

1013 Old Post Rd, Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605 +1 518-758-9689
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

The estate and home of Martin Van Buren, the eight president of the United States, is spread over 38.5 scenic acres, many of which retain a high degree of integrity to the period of the former president's residence.

Reviewed By kzsull01 - Windsor, Connecticut

We visited the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York on Saturday, October 28th. The introductory film at the Visitor’s Center as well as the guided house tour provided great information on Martin Van Buren’s life including his early years, political career, accomplishments, family, retirement and his home, also known as Lindenwald.

Connor was our tour guide for the Van Buren house on the Lindenwald estate. He was very knowledgeable and informative, providing great details about Van Buren’s life and his home. His tour was well done, enjoyable, interesting and educational. He answered everyone’s questions and provided many details to help understand Martin Van Buren’s life from both a historical and political perspective, including the events of turmoil that occurred during his lifetime. Our guided house tour took about an hour and was well worth our time.

The guided house tour included a tour of several rooms on 3 floors of the Van Buren house. The interior of the house was very elegant and nicely restored with beautiful furnishings, wood work, and wall coverings, even an impressive mural made from wall paper panels and a very long table in the downstairs hall/dining room. Several items in the house are original. The exterior of the house is well preserved and includes a unique tower which was part of an addition that Martin Van Buren’s son built. The surrounding grounds of the house were nicely maintained, with picnic tables and hiking trails. It is a nice place to walk around and enjoy the outdoors. The outdoor interpretive markers along the Wayside Loop Walking Trail provided good background information, including information about Van Buren’s agrarian lifestyle and the location of the Old Post Road. There is also plenty of free parking.

We enjoyed our visit and recommend it to others. It is definitely enjoyable and educational from both a historical and political perspective. It is worth a visit and we hope that you enjoy it as well!!

Our entire visit at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site took a little over an hour and a half and included the introductory film, the guided house tour as well as walking around the Lindenwald estate. It was a great use of our time.

2. Hi-Way Drive-in Theatre

10769 State Route 9w, Coxsackie, NY 12051-2917 +1 518-731-8672
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5 based on 27 reviews

Hi-Way Drive-in Theatre

Reviewed By photojesse - Woodbury, New York

Haven't Been to a Drive-In in Forever and Hi-Way Did Not Disappoint... Plenty of Screens...Great Movie Choices...Bring Some Lounge Chairs and a Cooler with Goodies or Wear Your PJ's and Check Out the Concession Stand and Stay Comfy in Your Car...Great Nostalgic Experience... :)

3. Honey Hollow Brewery Co.

376 Honey Hollow Rd, Earlton, NY 12058-2602 +1 518-966-5560
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5 based on 1 reviews

Honey Hollow Brewery Co.

4. Harvest Spirits

3074 US Highway 9, Valatie, NY 12184 +1 518-758-1776
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Harvest Spirits

Our little distillery is a special place where the "lucky" apples go to become immortal, preserved forever in the form of our award-winning vodka, applejack and brandy. We established Harvest Spirits in 2007 in order to make the best use of our surplus apples, and in turn support our farming heritage and preserve agriculture in the Hudson Valley. Today, our thriving little distillery attracts visitors from far and wide with our acclaimed spirits, distilling over 600,000 lbs. of fruit per year. We buy locally grown fruit from farms across New York to produce many of our products as well.

Reviewed By Jeannene A - Hannacroix, New York

We were out for a ride and came across the farm stand. We went for fresh veggies and fruits and saw the sign for the distillery. In the crowd were some friends who told us they get all their vodka here. We walked over to...MoreWe're happy you enjoyed the vodka and look forward so seeing you and your camper back here soon. Happy trails!

5. Art Omi International Arts Center - Fields Sculpture Park

59 Letter S Rd, Ghent, NY 12075-3800 +1 518-392-7656
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Art Omi International Arts Center - Fields Sculpture Park

More than 40 pieces cover the 90 acres of this free, outdoor sculpture garden, part of the Art Omi International Arts Center.

Reviewed By nanabnyc - New York City, New York

A little known outdoor sculpture and architect park outside of Hudson, is just spectacular. There are rolling hills that stretch for acres dotted with babulous works of art. Many are child friendly, so it is definitely a family adventure. Dogs are allowed and, if needed, a cart is available.
I highly recommend alittle detour to see this unique outdoor exhibit.

6. Schodack Island State Park

1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156-2701 +1 518-732-0187
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Schodack Island State Park

Reviewed By KMR96 - Springfield, Massachusetts

Our family (two teenage girls) went camping for the weekend at Schodack. We selected that campground because we were visiting someone in the area. We were very impressed with the campground. The staff at check in was pleasant and helpful. The one suggestion I have for the check in process was that we were only given a map, but there wasn't any information on it such as quiet hours or what time was check out. We fixed that by stopping by later that day and asked. You can buy firewood and ice from the check in office.

Our site was #33. There are two large loops - one creek side and one river side. You can't really see either creek or river from the camp sites, but if you have a boat there is a parking lot near the river loop so you can park your boat there if you want. Each site was large enough to have your camper and two cars or multiple tents. The center sites were pull throughs and could accommodate larger RVs. One side of the loop has 50 amp power and the other side does not. None of the sites had sewer or water. Spaced pretty evenly around the loop were water spigots so you just had to fill your tank before parking your camper. There was also a dump station near the entrance. The sites were sandy which made them soft (probably great for tent campers). The drawbacks were that our stakes for the awning were a challenge to get to stay in and we got sand in the camper everytime someone walked in. But both were not so bad. The sites also had fire rings, picnic tables and a metal poll that people were using to hang garbage bags or lanterns on.

The bathrooms were some of the best I've ever seen. They are new. Each had two showers (no charge). They were kept pretty clean. They also offered a family bathroom. Outside of the bathrooms was a book exchange and a bulletin board with area information.

On Fridays they have an open mike night and the fire dept. does a cookout. You can also walk/bike ride down to the river or the creek put in. There is a playground and picnic pavilions near the river. When we asked about things to do in the area, the pickings were slim. Albany is a short drive away. We ended up going there for the day and had no problem getting in or out on a Saturday.

The campers were very respectful of each other. While many had dogs with them, only one that we could hear barked much. The rest were well behaved. Quiet hours came and the place was quiet except for the traffic noises (minimum), the train (once in a while) and the rogue firecrackers (4th of July weekend). My daughters (remember - teenagers) complained about the birds in the early hours of the morning - and yes, they were loud, but that's part of nature!

The one draw back to the campground is the lack of things to do. If you don't have a water toy (canoe, Kayak, boat) then there really wasn't much to do in the immediate area. A ranger program would have been fun or a guided hike on the trail going around the park would be nice. There also isn't anywhere near by to go swimming. So if you're looking for a really nice campground and just a quiet weekend away or if you have a water craft this is the park for you.

We really enjoyed it and will go again.

7. Thunderhart Golf Course

2740 Route 67, Freehold, NY 12431-5518 +1 518-634-7816
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5 based on 24 reviews

Thunderhart Golf Course

Reviewed By Rudder H - Saugerties, New York

Thunderhart Golf Course remains a favorite golf destination in Greene County. The course is challenging and staff strive to keep the fairways and greens in tip top condition. Staff in the pro shop friendly, welcoming and eager to meet golfer needs. The snack bar and beverage service is reasonably priced and easily accessed, on the run.

8. The Mac-Haydn Theatre

1925 State Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037-2108 +1 518-392-9292
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Mac-Haydn Theatre

All Musicals, All Summer! Acclaimed professional theatre, presenting classic and contemporary musicals in a charming, unique theatre-in-the-round setting since 1969. Talented professional performers, wonderful singing, dazzling dancing, lots of laughs = exciting fun for all ages in standard favorite and delightful new musicals. Youngsters and parents alike giggle and gasp at original musicals for ‘children of all ages’. The audience says: "Wonderful entertainment", "Fabulous job!", "Love your shows", "…truly outstanding…Kudos!". Mid May through mid September.

Reviewed By NewYorkLime - New York

Second play here. Nice small*** venue. No bad seats. Good performances. Nice local spot. Theater needs a little sprucing/cleaning but nice plays.

9. Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring St, Catskill, NY 12414-1027 +1 518-943-7465
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded the Hudson River School as one of America's premier landscape painters. Cedar Grove, his home in the historic Catskill region, was named a National Historic Site in 1999 and is open to the public today. Visitors can tour the grounds, see rotating exhibitions of Hudson River School art, and learn about the life of Thomas Cole.

Reviewed By CSSnowshoer - New York City, New York

The Kiki Smith show is incredible. If you have not seen it, go now. The work is excellent on its own, but in the context of the Thomas Cole house, it raises both his work and hers to a different conversation.

We wanted to do a tour, but they were booked for the afternoon we were there. You can buy tickets on the website but have to do it in advance.
We enjoyed the grounds and the Gifford show in the new studio building until the open visit time which is 2-5.
Plan ahead. get this on your calendar and buy tickets.

10. Rainbow Golf Club

3822 County Route 26, Greenville, NY 12083-3804 +1 518-966-5343
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5 based on 6 reviews

Rainbow Golf Club

Reviewed By toonotrump - Albany, New York

friendly staff nice course some tees need to be marked better but overall we enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go again

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