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Nutten Hook Ice House


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The Nutten Hook Reserves Historic Ice House has a 0.4 mile loop trail located near Stuyvesant, New York that is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The Nutten Hook State Unique Area is home to the ruins of the R and W Scott Ice Company Ice House and brick powerhouse. The site is also known as Nutten Hook State Unique Area. Constructed in 1885 --a cornerstone with the year on it is still visible at the site--the Ice House was constructed to compete in the burgeoning ice industry, initiated in Boston in the early 19th century.

The remaining chimney stands nearly 85 feet tall and is visible from the nearby Hudson shoreline. With walls two feet thick, measuring 300 feet long and 200 feet wide, the ice house building, was literally the size of a football field. Smaller interior foundations constructed of stone and brick divide the larger structure into twelve chambers measuring 50 feet by 100 feet. At its capacity, the icehouse held 52,880 tons of ice.

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NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Stuyvestant, NY 12173