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, coldspringny.info, will help to spill the beans beginning sometime this weekend, when it goes live.
Geared 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.