Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail. So beautiful on December 1st .

walking
Sun Dec 30 2018

Beautiful area to see birds and the surrounding mountains.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2018

This is one of my favorite hikes. Very easy and extremely beautiful views, but this time of yeah the marsh is very over grown and hard to see the beauty in the views. The best time to hike this is in the fall.

hiking
Wed Aug 29 2018

seeing this place in person is truly astonishing, you get to see Breakneck on your right and so much more around you! Easy Hike to a great view! Recap video: https://youtu.be/zSXbs3X1UJs

hiking
Mon Jul 02 2018

This is a cute little trail. Nothing overly difficult and definitely something a little different along the river.

Wed Mar 28 2018

So beautiful!

hiking
Fri Sep 22 2017

Takes about 20-30 min to get there from parking. We were there at the end of the summer. So not much to see. Water Lilies were already rotting, reeds no better. We will comeback in the spring or early summer. If you go left from parking there is a water fall about 10 min away pass the red bridge. Very nice.

Fri Aug 25 2017

Beautiful views and easy hike...just be aware of the parking situation. We saw sheriffs writing tickets for all those that parked illegally, so just be aware of that. Gladly I got a legal spot...phew no tickets for me.

Thu Jul 27 2017

Gorgeous Marsh, loved the views. very easy hike and peaceful until the helicopter's for overhead.

Sun Jul 23 2017

simple hike, great for kids gorgeous views

Sat Jun 03 2017

Simple hike but the views are amazing...

Tue May 23 2017

Pretty hike ..

walking
Sun Feb 19 2017

Beautiful small place to take an easy stroll with great views of the local mountains and birds. Either season is great.

Wed Sep 21 2016

None of these reviews inform you that there is a rocky incline you need to walk to get to the marsh. Not terrible, probably not even the worst in the area, but definitely a workout and UNEXPECTED. I went fully anticipating an easy hike, but it wasn't a pleasant stroll through the woods. Then again the two hills back to the car were worse.

Sun Apr 24 2016

Very short run, more like a sightseeing tour! However going back up was a great 1/4 mile incline for a brief workout. The waterfalls were fantastic for pictures. Be sure to go up towards the red bridge away from marsh / parking lot to view waterfalls! The marshlands were also spectacular for viewing west point

hiking
Tue Mar 29 2016

The marsh starts as a trail through the woods and then a boardwalk to take you out into the middle of the tall grasses. Check out my full write up with directions and other things to look out for. http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/constitutionalmarsh

bird watching
Sun Aug 16 2015

Beautiful!

running
Fri May 29 2015

I'm not sure why this says 13 miles. Maybe on the water there are trails that equal that? For me it was about 1.3 miles from the parking area. Warning - you can only park a total of SIX cars here and if you try parking past that you will be ticketed or towed. This makes it extremely difficult to park as even along the street to this path there is no parking and nearest town is over a mile away. There was definitely some beautiful scenery on the boardwalk area - but ithat area was much, much smaller than pictures lead you to believe. Maybe a 1/4 mile loop of boardwalk, if that. The trail is about a 1/2 mile and the rest is just a walk down the dirt road from the parking area. If you go up away from the trail you can take a short half mile walk to a pretty waterfall. All in all not a terrible trail/path but it's very short and definitely not something you would want to travel to see.

hiking
Thu Oct 30 2014

If you've seen one marsh you've seen 'em all. Just kidding. The boardwalk is a nice touch, but only cuts into a tiny bit of Constitution Marsh. To really see the marsh, you need to kayak/canoe it. Required for completists, recommended for anyone who wants to throw in some wetland diversity into their mountain hikes, but overall it's non-essential.

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