A guide to Garrison: Hudson River Magic!

Updated: Apr 29

For a day or a longer stay, Garrison is perfect

Weekend Warriors if you’re anything like us at Hudson Valley Happenings, you probably are going cooped up crazy. Get out, play and enjoy the day!

Hey, we know it’s still cold outside but warmer weather is ahead. Garrison, NY, is one cool place for a day-trip or a weekend!

Jump on the MetroNorth Hudson Line for a scenic 75 minute trip along the Hudson River from Grand Central Terminal in New York City or a sweet 30 minute ride from Poughkeepsie.

Be sure to grab a coffee and a little nosh for your ride! From NYC, drop into Zaro’s Family Bakery on the main level of Grand Central or in Poughkeepsie, dash into The Poughkeepsie Grind on your way to the station.

Sit back and enjoy the scenic trip. The train stops at Garrison’s Landing, postcard cute park and shops in the hamlet of Philipstown. Stroll around the park and get some selfies at the Gazebo with the river and its west bank behind you. All this historic quaintness gains three new attractions this year - the renaissance of a historic inn, The Bird & Bottle, a new home for the well-known Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and an epic old world weekend party, Kingdom Faire.

Here are some ideas to help design your perfect vaycay! Some are walkable from Garrison Landing Station. But for a longer visit, grab a cab at the station or arrange a Zipcar.


Before you leave home, download the map for a short walk south