Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail

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Storm King State Park

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.

Length1.2 miElevation gain150 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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Kathleen Glover
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Hiking

Great hike for a family with kids. Parking was a huge problem. No parking signs everywhere.

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Kendra Conroy
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There is no longer any parking, don’t waste your time going

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Anthony Cuffari
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It’s a nice short distance to the marsh. Don’t forget to visit the waterfall.

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Dalyssa Hernandez
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Kevin Kollar
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Fun short trail - marsh was very pretty - small scramble up and over hill to get there - good for kids and dogs, but not a “path”

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Ann Dougie
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Great trail! Had awesome views. It’s a little gem! The waterfall nearby was a bonus

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Vivien Gutbrod
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Hiking

The trail is closed

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Theresa Fiacchi
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The parking is only for 5 cars. We came back 6 times throughout the day and had to wait for another car to leave. The trail is basically part road, part Goat path: rock scramble. The trail needs some work. A lady with a baby carriage thought she was able to hike it. It’s March so we didn’t see any birds no live whatsoever actually but that could be in part of the loud teenagers taking selfies. It’s a really nice boardwalk, I actually imagined it a lot different. And yes a goat was on this trail! So was a few dogs. Was not quiet. Heard a starling and a nuthatch in the distance but that’s it. I’m not sure I would go back.

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Danny Nguyen
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Hiking

Very easy trail. So beautiful on December 1st .

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Luna Raie
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Karen DeNike
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Walking

Beautiful area to see birds and the surrounding mountains.

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Jess Lynn
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Hiking

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.

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Notice Studios
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Hiking

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

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

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Tomek C
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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.

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Elieth Perez
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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.

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Ronnie N Trish Bell
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simple hike, great for kids gorgeous views

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Madeline Krause
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Simple hike but the views are amazing...

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Eunice Slegona
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Pretty hike ..

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Karen DeNike
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Walking

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

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A M
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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.

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james irwin
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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

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Poly Math
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Bird watching

Beautiful!

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Kerry Clair
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Running

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.

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Alex Biles
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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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Sean Taber
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Robert Polastre
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Alzbeta Nagyova
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Chris Plunkett
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