Horse and Carriage Day at Boscobel

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    GARRISON-The Mid-Hudson Driving Association will parade their horse-drawn vehicles at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, which for the first time will celebrate Horse and Carriage Day on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. When Boscobel was built in the early 19th century, horse-drawn vehicles were the principal mode of transportation. New Yorkers traveled to the Hudson Highlands by boat or by stagecoach. Wealthy residents, such as the Dyckman family of Boscobel, would have gone visiting, shopping, and pleasure riding in a carriage drawn by a team of well-matched horses. The narrated parade of horse-drawn vehicles begins at 1 p.m., followed by competitive events to highlight the skill of both horse and driver. Visitors can take horse-drawn wagon rides around the property, with its spectacular view of the Hudson River. A neoclassical style mansion featuring decorative arts of the Federal period, Boscobel was built from 1804 to 1808 by States Morris Dyckman. From the front lawn at Boscobel, visitors can see the Constitution Marsh Sanctuary and Constitution Island, the Bear Mountain Bridge, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Storm King Mountain. Boscobel is located on scenic Rt. 9D, eight miles north of the Bear Mountain Bridge and one mile south of Cold Spring. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $7 for children ages six to 14. For more information call 265-3638 ext. 115 or visit