Highland Falls Things to Do
We are history buffs, and that includes military history.
Next to the Visitors Center we noticed a military museum. We ended up visiting it two days in a row, to take in all the exhibitions and information.Admission is free, and it has several displays on four levels. It has information and displays about different wars America and the United States has been involved across the centuries, different weapons used throughout history from the most basic to the most complex but all of them deadly, and it has a lot of information about the history of West Point and some graduates who went there. There are many uniforms on display too.
It is a very good museum, and well worth looking at.
It is open daily from 10:30am to 4:15pm, but closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.
There is also a souvenir shop inside which also sells some books.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Fourth of July in Highland Falls!
A real hometown celebration. A grand party, which includes an impressive parade and activities throughout the day. If you've never seen a greased-pole-climbing competition, you haven't lived. The day culminates with fireworks so close the ashes may actually fall in your hair! And I might even be able to get you invited to a pool party.
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Highland Falls Hotels
17 Main Street, Route 218 & 9 W, Highland Falls, New York, 10928, United States
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Highland Falls Restaurants
We went to a café called Country Girl on Main Street. We ordered some of the home made baked goods (fudge, pumpkin pie, brownies) and coffees. We were asked if we wanted “Half and Half”? We had never heard of “half and half”, and we really were not sure what the woman was asking us? Was she asking us if we wanted our cups filled half with milk and half with water? After some confusion, the woman explained to us that “Half and Half” is a product which is half cream, half milk. So, we opted for “Half and Half”. After hearing our accents, and asking where we were from, the woman gave us some complimentary cookies and bananas. She said that when she travelled in Europe, people treated her kind, and she was passing it on to us.
It was a friendly down to earth place.Related to:
- Budget Travel
This is a Chinese buffett eat all you can restaurant. However what we like about this
restaurant is it serve simple but serves tasty asian buffet. We love the kimchi in their
salad bar but also the soup is so tasty. There's a variety of sea foods -squids, calamari,
octopus, fried rice, chicken, pork, noodles, beef etc. Desserts are fruit salads and fresh fruits,
delicious assorted fresh cakes and cookies ice cream and coffee are all included in the price
of a buffet ( U$ 6.99 ). We would highly recommend this restaurant. It is only a few meters
away from the gate of US Military Academy.
Favorite Dish: Variety of Asian foodRelated to:
- Food and Dining
Of course, I'd be in big trouble if I picked a favorite restaurant, but you won't go hungry (or thirsty) in this town. Choices include Chinese, Mexican, Latin American, Italian, American and, yes, even a Mc Donalds! But you'll have to email me if you want a specific recommendation.
Highland Falls Favorites
Favorite thing: Say hi to the nice folks at
B. Rose Hardware, right on Main Street. A family-run business for almost 100 years. If you haven't guessed, it's run by my family, so let's just say it won't be family-run for another 100 years.
Favorite thing: Try to catch a view of the Hudson, though I can't think of anywhere in HF itself that offers a great spot for tourists. Better head up to West Point or down to Bear Mountain for that, unless you can get yourself an invitation to my parents' house.
Fondest memory: Bear Mountain has lots of hiking trails. You can purchase maps at almost any bookstore in New York State, or at the visitors' center on the Palisades Interstate Parkway a few miles south.
Favorite thing: not blink, or you'll miss this view from route 9W just north of the Bear Mountain Circle. Located on the Hudson River between Bear Mountain State Park and West Point Military Academy, many of the things to do in HF are actually located in one of those two places.