Welcome to the official website for the Village of Cold Spring, New York.
ABOUT OUR VILLAGE
The historic Village of Cold Spring is a small community in southeastern New York that is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River only fifty miles north of Manhattan. It is one of two incorporated Villages within the Town of Philipstown in Putnam County. The Village occupies 0.6 square miles across the river from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the most scenic region of the Hudson Highlands.
Our Village was established in 1846 and enjoyed a booming industrial economy throughout the 19th Century with the success of the West Point Foundry, which became famous for the manufacture of the Parrott Cannon of Civil War fame and other munitions. The community has since shifted from its industrial past to an economy dependent on tourism. Our Main Street is the focal point of a well-preserved National Historic District and is lined with novelty and antique stores, restaurants, residences, our Village Hall and a fire department. Residents and visitors alike are attracted to the breathtaking surroundings and small town character, where they can enjoy a range of cultural and recreational activities.
Despite our small size of 2,013 residents, our Village government offers a wide variety of quality municipal services as described in the following pages. The governing body of the Village of Cold Spring invites you to visit this site for information on the Village government and its boards, including municipal proceedings, services and project guidelines. Residents can download applications, and links are provided to access a wider range of interest.