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Cold Spring

On the curviest stretch of the Hudson River, Cold Spring treats you to the region’s most eye-popping views. This handsome hamlet is surrounded by rocky terrain that’s more than just lovely to look at. It preserves the historic character because there are few places left to build.

Cold Spring

Small Town, Major Charm

One of the smallest villages in the region, Cold Spring occupies less than a square mile of waterfront real estate. On the widest stretch of the Hudson River, the westerly views of Crow’s Nest and Storm King Mountain are truly breathtaking. Thanks to past residents who had the foresight to preserve the area’s industrial-era architecture, much of the village is on the National Register of Historic Places. Because the rocky terrain prevents new development, most homes in the area have been here for years.

A stone’s throw from the train station, Main Street has the quintessential village feel. Its Neo-Classical and Victorian-era storefronts are filled with quaint shops and eateries. For a view of the river, head downhill to Dockside Park, where half the town turns out for fireworks on the Fourth of July. For more of a workout, opt for the well-known hiking trails at Breakneck Ridge or Bull Hill.

What Locals Recommend

Start your morning at Cold Spring Coffeehouse for a cup of joe and some house-made pastries. If you’re looking for something more filling, the other not-to-be-missed breakfast and lunch options include the Foundry Rose and Hudson Hil’s. Weekends generally require a wait. Cold Spring is steeped in history. The West Point Foundry Preserve, an outdoor museum, tells the story of an ironworks that played a key role in the Civil War by manufacturing much-needed ammunition for a type of cannon called the Parrott rifle. It’s a fascinating look into the region’s proud past.

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Notable Information
56-mile drive north of Midtown Manhattan. 81-minute train ride via Metro-North from Grand Central at peak.
If village living is what you are looking for, you’ve found it in Cold Spring. The train lets you off right at Main Street, so you don’t even need a car to explore this charming village.
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What are the top 3 reasons to consider buying in Cold Spring?

1. Less than 90 minutes from Manhattan. The proximity to New York City is what draws so many day-trippers, but it also makes Cold Spring irresistible to commuters. 2. Forget about the car. Like a lot of locals, you might use your car so infrequently that you wonder why you still have one. Some people even decide that they can forgo one completely. 3. Historic homes. The rocky terrain in and around Cold Spring means there’s not as many newer homes being built. Most of the housing stock is traditional homes from the last century.

What’s the vibe like in Cold Spring?

The first thing you’ll notice about Cold Spring is its bustling Main Street. Sure, a lot of them are weekenders drawn by the picture-perfect setting, but many are locals ducking into a coffee shop or doing some last-minute shopping. Residents say it’s an unusually tight-knit community where people wave to passersby from their front porches and meet friends at a concert or for a gallery opening.

Where can I get the basics in and around Cold Spring?

There’s one pretty good chain grocery store in Cold Spring, but you’ll probably spend a lot of time in specialty stores like the Cold Spring Cheese Shop (locally sourced dairy products), Marbled Market (meats bought directly from farms in the area), and Understory Market (bulk staples like nuts, grains, and dried fruit). C&E Paint Supply, the village’s beloved hardware store, has closed, but there’s a Home Depot only eight miles north in Fishkill.

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