Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Moving Ice


During warmer months the Hudson River buzzes with sounds from boats, tourists, wildlife and waves. In winter new sounds emerge as the water continues to flow underneath frozen chunks of ice. Visit the river after a stretch of deep cold and you’ll find the sounds of pops and cracks punctuating the otherwise silent air of a winter day.


The Village of Cold Spring is a great place to hear the sounds of a river in a state of deep freeze. This village in Putnam County borders the Hudson with a park. Part of the Cold Spring Waterfront Project, the park’s lighting and railing on an existing large brick-paved dock were added in 2012. The scenic look out is an hour and 15 minutes from Grand Central Station and an easy walk from the train station.