We had the day off today with Robby and wanted to do a little hike so we trekked on over to Constitution Marsh in Philipstown, NY. It’s an easy 1.2 mile out and back trail, good for a lazy day, or a hike with young children. Parking is at Warren Landing Rd and Indian Brook Rd. A word of warning, there are only 8 parking spaces available, and if you park along the streets, you will be towed.
After parking, you walk down a gravel road that has private houses along it. At the bottom, you arrive at the visitor center. Going right brings you onto the start of the trail. After crossing a little bridge, you walk through the woods. It is fairly level at first. It then goes up rather steeply, with rock steps to the top of the hill. You have views through the trees of the Hudson River. There’s a nice little wooden bench at the top to sit and take in the limited views. You descend down the hill and arrive at the boardwalk.
The boardwalk takes you though the marsh. Walking amongst the cattails, there are signs talking about the different inhabitants of the marsh. There are beautiful views of West Point across the river and Storm King Mountain.
Overall, a nice quick walk. It was very easy for Robby to do, he had fun, and so did we. Not having taken a hike in a couple of weeks, it was nice just to get out and do something. We will gladly go back.