“Take a deep breath.” Take a Road Trip Close to Home to the quaint hamlet of Garrison

This riverside hamlet is the perfect place to slow down and decompress for a day.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2020, 10:38 AM

Updated 1,357 days ago


Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and take a Road Trip Close to Home to the quaint, quiet hamlet of Garrison.
The first stop has to be Boscobel House and Gardens. The neoclassical mansion is one of the main attractions, housing a museum of furniture from the 1900s.
It’s not open for public tours just yet because of coronavirus, but with a reservation, you’ll have 68 acres of gardens and grounds to explore.  The views are amazing as you can see beyond the rolling Hudson River to the campus of West Point Military Academy. “People can sign up for two-hour time slots, come and wander, absorb this view, feel human again, take a deep breath,” says Lauren Daisley, communications director at Boscobel House and Gardens.
You can also check out the eclectic array of plants and flowers.  “We have an herb garden with early 19th century plants, as well, that were medicinal, used in the kitchen, and also just really, really beautiful,” says Daisley.
“I love this place because I love the view, the peace, the tranquility, the gardens, it’s just a beautiful setting,” says visitor Angela DeAngellis.
Just 10 minutes from the gardens, fill up at the Garrison Restaurant and Pizzeria with a menu filled with traditional Italian, Latin, and American cuisine.
The last stop on this road trip is a book lover’s fantasy at the charming Antipodean Books, Maps and Prints.
Browse some of the oldest, rarest and affordable books, alongside historic maps and photos ranging from the Hudson Valley to Egypt and everything in between.
You’re bound to leave the store with a hint of wanderlust.

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