Peak Season

Fall is our most popular time of the year. The information on this page is intended to help you manage your visit during this busy time. If we reach parking capacity, we may stop admitting new visitors for up to an hour at a time. Below you will find more information on how to avoid peak times and information on amenities in the area.

PEAK TIMES
Our peak visitation occurs between 11AM and 2PM, Saturdays and Sundays.
Tips for avoiding peak times:

    • If your schedule allows, avoid the busiest days by visiting Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
    • If visiting on a weekend afternoon, arrive after 3PM.
    • If possible, use public transportation or ridesharing services to get to Storm King.

    BY BUS: The Art Center offers a bus package with Coach USA that departs from New York City’s Port Authority.

    BY TRAIN: From Grand Central Terminal visitors can buy a ticket to the Beacon Station that includes admission. The Beacon Station is approximately 20 minutes from Storm King. Before your trip, visit zipcar.com/metro-north to reserve a car (located at the station). Or, take a taxi (call ahead).

    If you arrive and Storm King has briefly stopped admission, explore the Town of Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Directions and local amenities listed below.

    DIRECTIONS TO THE TOWN OF CORNWALL
    1st Left – (Pleasant Hill Rd) for 1.6 miles
    2nd Left – (Juenger Rd) for 60 ft
    3rd Left – (Rt. 32) for 1.9 miles
    1st Right – (Quaker Rd) for 1 mile

    RESTAURANTS*

    Storm King Tavern Storm King Tavern & Golf Course
    3 miles away $$$
    18 Ridge Road
    Cornwall, NY 12518
    Fresh Cornwall Fresh Cornwall
    2.3 miles away $$$
    255 Main Street
    Cornwall, NY 12518
    Prima Pizza Storefront Prima Pizza
    2.3 miles away $$$
    252 Main Street
    Cornwall, NY 12518

    *Storm King Members receive a discount at these locations as part of our Member Discount Program.
    Learn more at STORMKING.ORG/support/membership.

    ATTRACTIONS

    Jones Farm Jones Farm
    2.1 miles away
    190 Angola Road
    Cornwall, NY 12518
    Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
    2.7 miles away
    25 Boulevard
    Cornwall, NY 12518
    National Purple Heart National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
    2.3 miles away
    374 Temple Hill Road
    New Windsor, NY 12553

    HIKES

    Schunemunk Mountain Schunemunk Mountain
    2.3 miles away
    Trailhead:
    17 Taylor Road
    New Windsor, NY 12553
    Black Rock Forest Preserve Black Rock Forest Preserve
    4 miles away
    Trailhead:
    62 Mine Hill Road
    Cornwall, NY 12518
    Storm King Mountain Storm King Mountain
    4.8 miles away
    Trailhead:
    185 Mountain Road
    Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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