Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
#3 of 4 trails in

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
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

21 days ago

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

simple hike, great for kids gorgeous views

2 months ago

Simple hike but the views are amazing...

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Pretty hike ..

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

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

10 months ago

10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 08, 2013