Come to Where the Country Begins! Wherever your interests lay, Putnam County has something for everyone. Explore all that the county has to offer while enjoying the stunning Hudson River as your backdrop.
Putnam County Tourism is proud to promote the breathtaking scenery, rich history, and year round activities found in Putnam County. There’s something for everyone whether you are interested in art, culture, history, sports, or nature. There are always opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, fishing, and more. The activities even continue into the winter with snowboarding and skiing.
Putnam County has many great day trip opportunities, with many available via the MetroNorth Railroad. Go antiquing in the historic Village of Cold Spring, visit the largest Buddha statue in the Western Hemisphere at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent, travel the path Sybil Ludington took on her famous revolutionary ride culminating with her statue on the shore of Lake Gleneida in Carmel. Take a kayak down the great swamp in Patterson, or catch a production at the Garrison Depot Theater or the Studio Around the Corner in the Village of Brewster. Though small in size, Putnam County has exactly what you’re looking for.
Even in the winter months there are plenty of events to look forward to. Catch a Brewster Bulldogs professional hockey game at the Brewster Ice Arena, cross country ski miles of groomed trails at Clarence Fahnestock State park, or even plunge down the face of the mountain at the Thunder Ridge Ski Area. Nothing beats a springtime adventure or a fall foliage hike, but winter has much to offer here in Putnam as well.
For more information on exploring Putnam County head over to VisitPutnam.Org or check out our frequently updated Facebook page at Facebook.Com/PutnamCountyTourism.