What to do and see in Carmel, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 17, 2017 Darleen Reid

Carmel in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Carmel with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Carmel

1. Chuang Yen Monastery

RD 2, Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512 +1 914-225-1819
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Chuang Yen Monastery

Visitors learn about the principles of Buddhism by attending meditation classes provided in both English and Chinese.

Reviewed By Ginacucina - Mahopac

Not many people expect to find the largest indoor Buddha in the Western Hemisphere in Carmel, NY....impressive, peaceful, quiet, beautiful setting. I love coming here just to quietly walk the grounds and appreciate the natural surroundings.

2. Salingers Orchard Farm Market and Bakery

230 Guinea Rd, Brewster, NY 10509-2614 +1 845-277-3521
Excellent
61%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Salingers Orchard Farm Market and Bakery

Reviewed By Ginacucina - Mahopac

Salingers is definitely an off-the-beaten-path orchard and store. I love shopping here for apples, pears, pumpkins...whatever is in season. They also offer a lot of jams, jellies, relishes, pickled veggies, fresh honey, vegetable produce, and most important at holiday time, PIES fresh from their own bakery! Lots and lots of pies. If you're thinking Thanksgiving, you better pre-order.

3. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem, NY 10560-1018 +1 914-485-1210
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

Reviewed By BCR37 - Brewster, New York

Quaint Country store with flowers,fruits,vegetables, baked goods and many more items for sale. Plus wine tasting room. Can get cider,hot coffee and cold beverages to drink with limited hot lunch menu along with wraps and salad to eat on the side patio area.

4. Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area

64 Cornwall Hill Rd, Patterson, NY 12563-2525
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Reviewed By DragonLady90292 - Marina del Rey, California

For years my Niece has sent pictures of her children playing in this beautiful place. I visited with them the other day - and I felt it was a shame to call it a swamp! It has fresh water flowing and beautiful foliage. A lovely place to see.

5. Niese's Maple Farm

136 Wiccopee Rd, Putnam Valley, NY 10579-1604 +1 845-526-3748
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Niese's Maple Farm

Reviewed By Scott H - Seattle, Washington

Apparently mid March is the time to plan a vacation trip here to see them cooking the syrup. They do a breakfast on weekends and it smelt great!!! We didn't know about the breakfast and had eaten just before getting here.

6. Stonecrop Gardens

81 Stone Crop Ln, Cold Spring, NY 10516-3664 +1 845-265-2000
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Stonecrop Gardens

Originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot, Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess. At its windswept elevation of 1,100 feet in the Hudson Highlands, Stonecrop covers approximately 12 acres and incorporates a diverse collection of gardens and plants. Included are woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds cliff rock gardens and an enclosed English-style flower garden. Additional features include a conservatory, display alpine house, pit house with an extensive collection of choice dwarf bulbs, and systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families. OPEN FOR VISITATION APRIL - OCTOBER.

Reviewed By believefairy26 - New York

They have done a wonderful job here! Beautiful location, well laid out gardens, you can wander for hours. They provide a listing of all numbered plants and a map. MORE than worth the $5 admission fee! Will go back!!

7. Fahnestock State Park

1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512-3451 +1 845-225-7207
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Fahnestock State Park

Reviewed By Fudbutter - Westchester County, New York

Large NYS Park. Route 301 runs through the main part. easy access from the Taconic State Pkwy which was constructed specifically for the purpose of reaching this and other parks

There are many hikes, some long, some short. A local favorite quickie (1.5 miles loop) is around Pelton Pond.

One of the great strengths of this park are some excellent picnic areas.

There are also lakes for kayaking or small boating. The park office is on 301 just west of the exit off the Taconic

This is a real local gem that we use often and are thankful for

8. Nimham Mountain State Forest

Gypsy Trail Rd, Kent, NY +1 845-831-8780
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Nimham Mountain State Forest

Reviewed By Charles L - Mahopac, New York

There are several hiking paths. We decided to take the easy one that is very wide comfortable hike up to the Nimham Mountain fire tower. that the road up as far as you can to the upper parking area. Along the way there are some small shelters made from stone and earth. Once you get to the top of the mountain there's the fire tower with breath taking views and worth the walk up the tower.

9. Mahopac Lake

S Lake Blvd, Mahopac, NY 10541
Excellent
56%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Mahopac Lake

Reviewed By Julie J

The lake is one mile long with three islands in the middle. Many points are accessible to visitors. It is a seven mile walk to go around the lake, with restaurants on the south side to fuel up.

10. Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center

400 Doansburg Rd, Brewster, NY 10509-5902 +1 845-279-2995
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center

Our Farm & Wildlife Center is home to over 300 farm animals, horses and permanently injured or imprinted wildlife. You're invited to meet the wonderful animals who play a vital role here. Visit us on weekends from 10am - 3pm for free self-guided tours. As a core component of Green Chimneys programming for children with special needs, the main criteria for each animal's presence are that they thrive in the care at Green Chimneys and play a supportive role in educational and animal-assisted therapy programs for children.

Reviewed By ClimbKili16 - Brewster, New York

This is a wonderful place to see all different kinds of animals. Wildlife, birds of prey, farm animals, and even camels. It isn't huge so it's a great place to stop over to see fun animals and not take up your whole day if you don't want it to.

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