New Site Aimed at Visitors to Cold Spring Debuts

Aim is to provide ‘one-click’ planning to the 19 million potential visitors living in the New York metropolitan area

It’s a good bet that the vast majority of the 19 million or so people living in the New York City metropolitan area are not aware of all that Cold Spring has to offer — all accessible via an easy train trip north on the Hudson. A new website,, will help to spill the beans beginning sometime this weekend, when it goes live.

coldspringinfoGeared toward the many potential visitors looking for an easy day trip or weekend jaunt away from the city, the site will highlight the wide range of activities available here, from exploring the history of this country, to kayak lessons, videos and links to businesses serving tourists, including restaurants and Main Street shops, hiking opportunities and more.

An interactive map will make locations easy to find, and other features include a trolley schedule and a calendar and community directory highlighting only those events and establishments of interest to tourists. A Metro-North Railroad schedule showing just the train timetables operating between Grand Central and Cold Spring station will streamline that information.

Designed to answer a prototypical question of, say, a family in Brooklyn Heights: “Where can we go for the weekend? Or just a day?” the site is intended to make it easier for more visitors to come to our many and diverse attractions, and help our community by helping our local businesses generate more income.

5 thoughts on “New Site Aimed at Visitors to Cold Spring Debuts

  1. Many, many thanks to the publisher and staff of The Paper for this extraordinary effort that will no doubt be of great service to all of Cold Spring’s Main Street businesses. Given the fact of our dismal economy, it is now more important than ever that our Village is advertised and promoted so as to bring in potential customers from New York City, Westchester, Rockland and New Jersey.

    It has been my experience during the time I’ve had my shop here, that about 95 percent of my customers are from out of town. By that I mean, not from Putnam or even Dutchess — almost everyone I ask says they’ve come up for a day trip from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey or elsewhere, to enjoy the scenery, have a meal and maybe do some shopping.

    On another note (and I hate to be the one to bring this up) but I have to wonder why this was a private-sector initiative, as opposed to being done by one of the myriad governmental agencies that are charged with using our tax dollars to encourage and promote local businesses.

    Nevertheless, I congratulate The Paper for its efforts on our behalf, and I hope that we will see some positive results in the coming months.

  2. Brilliant – everything I have ever dreamed of. Thank you for making Cold Spring so accessible.

  3. What a fabulous service for our community and visitors! Thank you! The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is posting a link on our web site and Facebook page.