St. Cabrini Spring, West Park, NY


Posted: November 4, 2009

Category: New York, North America, United States, View All

Route 9W Barry Dr.
West Park, NY‎ 12493
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Restored with hand pump, in a clearing surrounded by woods. Sounds silly but you need to bring a gallon of water to prime the pump. There is a small stream that runs along a stone wall if you want to use that for priming.

On a sign next to the spring: “When Mother Cabrini purchased this property in 1890 to establish an orphanage for girls, there was no water to be found on its grounds. Through the grace of God, Mother Cabrini told here sisters to dig in this spot. Water came forth, which continues to flow and to provide water for the children of St. Cabrini Home today.”

Additional info:

Nearest Address

Route 9W Barry Dr. West Park, NY‎ 12493 845-384-6500

Directions from Nearest Address

You will see St. Cabrini church on the east side (the Hudson side) of 9W across from it you will see a blue sign take the turn at the blue sign (St. Cabrini…) , Rt 9W north take a left, Rt 9W south take a right. You will enter a parking lot bear right at fork which will take you to a maintenance building, turn right down the hill and go around the back of the maintenance building turning left up a hill, the road will follow a stone wall up the mountain about a mile or two, you will pass a water supply pool on the left, keep straight just past the pool the road will turn left and the spring will be directly in front of you.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 80
  • Temp: 50 F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

sunrise to sunset


Map Link: St. Cabrini Spring Map

Submitted by: Sherri & Anthony

  1. Michaelgolzmane says:

    This is not a true spring, but a well. I have been getting water here recently after reading about it on this website. However, now that it's summer, I notice that the water has a rather “stinky” smell/taste to it. My feeling is that it's coming out to warm to actually keep the natural bacteria levels down.

    So I'm not going to continue drinking this water.

    Anyone else have comments?

  2. Lynn says:

    We went yesterday and the water is clear and sweet. Perhaps its just a winter watering hole.

  3. Andrew says:

    Hi, can anyone state the exact( military) address on here?

  4. Marc says:

    Looks like the property has been purchased by someone else. There are gates blocking the road that I believe leads to the parking lot and the website no longer exists. Can any locals confirm that this is a viable resource?

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