Utopia in Philipstown

Where did it go?

On Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring, historian Diane Lapis will discuss her research on the vanished utopia of Nitgedaiget. Lapis is a trustee of the Beacon Historical Society.  Nitgedaiget was a community that flourished on the border between Beacon and Philipstown for much of the 20th century. The presentation begins at 4 p.m.

A hotel and bungalows at the lost utopia of Nitgedaiget


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  1. This may be a “rural legend,” but my uncle, during the late 1940s and early ’50s, pointed to wooded area on 9D in Cold Spring and said it was a former nudist colony. Is this true?