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

October 17, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Cornwall in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Art Museums. Discover best things to do in Cornwall with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Storm King Art Center

1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553-8883 +1 845-534-3115
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 619 reviews

Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world's leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

Reviewed By Joan S - Monroe

We actually went to Storm King Art Center on a cloudy/rainy day and it was an enjoyable experience. The ground are so beautiful and the massive sculptures and exhibits defies the imagination. Means of getting around the grounds are provided if walking is difficult. Make sure you spend time in the museum (especially when the sun is not shining). Make it a whole day.

2. United States Military Academy Visitor Center

2107 New South Post, West Point, NY 10996-2001 +1 845-938-2638
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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4.5 based on 608 reviews

United States Military Academy Visitor Center

The premier US military academy.

Reviewed By Sharon L - Palo Alto, California

The Visitor's Center offers a multitude of services. One can pick up reserved tickets for the Academy Tour and shop at the Gift Store. The best part of the center, though, was the exhibit featuring West Point. The explanation of the history of the Academy, a description of the 4 years that the Cadets experience, a replica of a Cadet's room, the importance of the honor code, and more.

A great visit!

3. Boscobel House and Gardens

1601 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-4406 +1 845-265-3638
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 316 reviews

Boscobel House and Gardens

Boscobel House and Gardens is an esteemed Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts, including furniture, from the Federal period. Boscobel offers tours of the Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of our grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Boscobel directly overlooks Constitution Marsh toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, showcasing dramatic views of the Hudson River. From mid-April through December, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. Children are always welcome.

Reviewed By TravelerAtTimes - New York

We'll, we found ourselves in this area and decided to finally visit the much spoken about Boscobel that I've had on my list for years and years.

End result: Not worth the $11 PP paid for grounds only admission.
In a nutshell: if you aren't into architecture, specifically Federal, you can really give this a pass. The views onto the Hudson are great but there are many other free options for similar views ( a quick search for Hudson Valley trails will get you a nice list).

The only saving grace for the place (my reason for 3/5 rating) is the cute and informative audio or guided tours which teach you a bit about the area history, so this really depends on what you are looking for.

Need a quite secluded garden for a date or a romantic outing? Not worth it in my opinion. The gardens were sub par (your local Lowes or Homedepot has more flowers showing in the garden dept...).
The house itself could use a washing with obvious weathering and mold showing at the back exterior walls. The lawn is a hodgepodge of different grass varieties.

The front pick-nick area next to the pond has some cheap picnicking tables which were covered in sap spots - a fact we realized only after seeing the stains on our clothing ($15 for the cleaners). The fountain was not operational. Shall I go on...?

4. Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery

100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, NY 10992-2262 +1 845-496-3661
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery

Oldest winery in America.

Reviewed By rex e - Union City, New Jersey

Smooth wines, even the dry reds were smooth- dessert wines, ciders, everything is great tasting. $7 person for tastings.
Tours available also, as is dining across the Tasting Room in a Cafe- not cheap though.
Unfortunate to learn sugar is added to some of their wines, not a big fan of adding sugar to anything, but overall a nice day trip.

5. Jones Farm

190 Angola Rd, Cornwall on Hudson, Cornwall, NY 12518-1110 +1 845-534-4445
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Jones Farm

Located in Cornwall New York, The Shops at Jones Farm is a destination for foodies and shoppers alike! One of the few surviving farms in the Hudson Valley, Jones Farm offers an array of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Our country store is your one stop shop for local produce, eggs, honey and gourmet foods. Our in-house bakery Grandma Phoebe's Kitchen is known in the Hudson Valley for our fresh baked goods, proudly homemade from scratch. The aroma of fresh baked cookies is known to tempt even the most discriminating visitor! In Clearwaters Gift Shop You'll find one of the finest selections of gifts, home decor, and personal accessories in the Hudson Valley. Our Frame shop offers museum quality custom framing, and our gallery is home to fine artwork, antique prints and local photography. Visit during the fall for our hay rides and during the winter for our selection of holiday treats and gifts. No matter the season The Shops at Jones Farm are sure to have something fun to see, do or eat! We Welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of Fresh & Homegrown.

Reviewed By ebrunomidili - Yorktown Heights, New York

Great overall experience at this 100+ yr old farm. Serving tasty food, try the gazpacho and delicious desserts, try the pies! Ate on the patio where there was a pizza oven and pizza made with local ingredients. Yum!

6. West Point Tours

Visitor Center, Highland Falls, NY 10928
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

West Point Tours

Reviewed By Brian0ntheGo - Bradenton, Florida

Even if you have lots of time and are going to tour West Point Military Academy on your own, invest in this excellent tour to get started - you'll get lots of great information you wouldn't get on your own. The buses are comfortable and modern, and there is a nice balance between riding on the bus and walking. Our guide, Sara, was outstanding. She had lots of valuable information, was easy to understand, and had lots of pride in the Academy. The tour is well organized, the perfect length, and a great value. If you are visiting West Point, take a West Point Tour!

7. Motorcyclepedia Museum

250 Lake St, Newburgh, NY 12550-5262 +1 845-569-9065
Excellent
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5 based on 126 reviews

Motorcyclepedia Museum

Reviewed By joyfultraveller_10 - Mendham Township, New Jersey

We went here with friends from France who ride and have motorcycles. My husband and I only have a passing interest in such. However, we were really impressed with the extensive display of so many fantastic motorcycles. Our more experienced friends were totally wowed. There is interesting history here as well. Staff is really nice and helpful. Highly recommend!

8. Palaia Vineyards Winery

10 Sweet Clover Rd, Highland Mills, NY 10930-2411 +1 845-928-5384
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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4 based on 63 reviews

Palaia Vineyards Winery

Reviewed By Natalie M

The wine tasting itself was lovely. The lady serving us was very sweet, funny, and great as a host. They do serve food here to pick at as well as brunch. The food was good...they have wraps, flat breads, sandwiches and other things to pick at. The wines are all on the sweeter and lighter side for the most part. The bottle itself was priced a little higher than most places in the region....but the tasting itself is definitely worth a stop.

9. Moodna Viaduct

Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Moodna Viaduct

Reviewed By schmutaki - new jersey

The Moodna Viaduct was opened for service in January 1909. The trestle spans 3,200 feet and is 193 feet high at its highest point, making it the highest and longest railroad trestle east of the Mississippi River. The open design of the trestle was used to reduce wind resistance and is a major reason why the trestle is still in service today. If you are into trains and architecture, Moodna is worth checking out. Other train bridges which are impressive are Paulinskill (concrete) in New Jersey, Starucca (stone) and Tunkannock (concrete ) in Pennsylvania.

10. West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001 +1 845-938-3590
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

West Point Museum

The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historically significant artifacts pertaining to the United States Military Academy, United States Army and the Profession of Arms. The Museum supplements cadet academic, cultural and military instruction and provides educational programs and services for military and civilian personnel. As a public institution, the museum stimulates interest in the United States Military Academy, the United States Army and the Military profession. In addition to the main museum building in Olmsted Hall, the Museum also administers Fort Putnam which it operates seasonally. The Museum also maintains part of its collection on display on Post with the cannon collection on Trophy Point, The superintendant portraits in the Cadet Mess and artwork in many of the academic and administrative buildings. All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view what is considered to be the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum does not require ID to visit. ID for everyone over 16 will be needed if you plan to tour the Academy grounds. Please visit the West Point Garrision webpage for further visitor information.

Reviewed By Laszlo K - Los Angeles, California

West Point incredible history is displayed in this newly renovated museum. A must see for your kids, yourself and all history buffs

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