Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island), NY
11 Oct 2003
Cold Spring Kayak Club (CSKC) occasionally paddles from Foundry Park in Cold Spring to Pollepel Island, the site of Bannerman home and warehouse. They listed the paddle on their web site and, even though Mary & I are not members, allowed us to join them.
The island is maintained by volunteers (read a lot more about the island, it's history and the organization at http://www.bannermancastle.org/) and the CSKC will sometimes paddle to the island and assist in maintenance and cleanup of the island in exchange for a tour (the island is normally off limits to people).
Mary and John were asked to weed a garden. After we were done with the garden we ate some lunch then got a tour of the island. Thank you to Bannerman Castle Trust for letting us tour the island and to CSKC for allowing to join in. And, yes, we probably will volunteer again.
go to http://www.bannermancastle.org/ for more information