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Important information about visiting Constitution Marsh
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Important information about visiting Constitution Marsh

VISITOR’S CENTER AND TRAIL

We are thrilled to announce the reopening of the Nature Center on July 1, 2022! Our hours will be Friday through Monday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. The Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary trail is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The public is welcome to visit the Marsh and walk the trail as space allows.

No dogs are allowed on the site EXCEPT for an ADA service dogs that provide a specific task that is directly related to a person's disability.  Service animals are working animals, not pets.

Due to our programming and conservation research, please contact us ahead of time if you plan on having a large, unguided, group visit, or would like to visit outside of our normal hours. This will ensure an enjoyable visit for everyone.

The trail to the marsh is less than a mile in length, and has some moderately steep and rocky sections, so sturdy footwear is required. The hiking trail leads to a boardwalk, built-in-memory of the late sanctuary biologist and warden James P. Rod. There are benches to take in the marsh habitat, its wildlife, and an unmatched view of the surrounding Hudson River Highlands.

Please visit our FAQs page for important information and a safe and enjoyable visit.

DIRECTIONS and ACCESS

Access to our grounds/trail is currently by the following ways:

  • Drop off via Uber or other means at the intersection of Indian Brook Road and Warren Landing Road.
  • Cold Spring Trolley - (Available Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Veterans Day Weekend): In addition to its regular stops, the trolley will stop at Constitution Marsh (9D and Indian Brook Road) upon request for the 9, 10, and 11 a.m. trolleys with an estimated arrival of around 40 past the hour. On the PM routes, passengers may request getting dropped off at Constitution Marsh on the 1 and 3 p.m. trolleys, but not the 12, 2, or 4 p.m. trolleys. Click here for more details and the 2022 Cold Spring Trolley schedule.
  • Parking at Boscobel House and Gardens (parking pass available to purchase in advance here), located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524. Boscobel’s Gardens and Grounds Admission ($14/adult $12/child) grants you access to our trail system and visitor center as well as Boscobel’s 68 acres of lush grounds and pollinator-friendly gardens, including grand panorama views of the marsh. It is a 1-mile walk to the Audubon center. View map here.
    • ​Parking is available Friday - Monday.
    • A portion of the admission pass fee goes to Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary and supporting our conservation work.

PARKING

The driveway utilized to reach Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary and trail is a PRIVATE ROAD (Warren Landing Road), and the town-owned parking area located at the intersection of Indian Brook Road and Warren Landing Road is CLOSED. 

  • Parking anywhere along the shoulder of Indian Brook Road or blocking access to nearby private driveways is strictly prohibited and illegal, the town will have vehicles towed at the owner’s expense.
  • There is NO BUS Parking available.

Our grounds remains accessible to kayakers/boaters, as well as visitors on-foot via the options described above. We are currently developing new solutions to allow managed visitation at the Center and on the grounds, such as pre-scheduled group visits, and volunteer days.

Audubon fosters an inclusive community that honors individuals of all races, cultures, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities. Click here to read Audubon's full statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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