Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail

MODERATE 32 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

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
21 days ago

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
2 months ago

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

5 months ago

So beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Friday, August 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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

simple hike, great for kids gorgeous views

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Simple hike but the views are amazing...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pretty hike ..

walking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

Wednesday, September 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.

Sunday, April 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
Tuesday, March 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

birding
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Beautiful!

trail running
Friday, 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
Thursday, October 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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