In the 1800s, Cohoes earned the nickname "Spindle City" with 6 large cotton mills running over 200,000 spindles. Today, Cohoes is experiencing a revitalization with an array of new breweries, restaurants, and small businesses. Cohoes is also home to Cohoes Falls, the second largest waterfall in NYS.
Cohoes, Green Island & Watervliet
Cohoes, Green Island and Watervliet are dubbed the "Three Amigos" by New York Assemblyman John McDonald, the former Cohoes mayor. Located on the northern edge of Albany County, these three Hudson riverfront communities were historically manufacturing centers that are now experiencing an exciting period of revitalization.
Watervliet, nicknamed "Arsenal City", is geographically small at just under 1.5 square miles. During the early 19th century, Watervliet became a major manufacturing community. The Watervliet Arsenal was constructed in 1813 & is the oldest continuously active arsenal in the USA.
Green Island is one of the few places in NYS where the incorporated village and town have the same boundaries. Just under 1 square mile in size, Green Island is comprised of three islands. Starbuck Island has recently undergone a complete transformation with a new resort-style community!
Top Spots to Visit
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Experience America’s most famous man-made waterway! Explore the Erie Canal and discover the legendary waterway that shaped our... More
Peebles Island State Park
Nestled amid a rolling, wooded landscape, Peebles Island State Park in NY is a great place to go hiking and enjoy the natural... More
Falls View Park
This newly renovated park offers visitors a scenic view of the Cohoes Falls never before open to the public. One can gain access... More
Van Schaick Mansion
The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French... More
Cohoes Music Hall
The Cohoes Music Hall is managed by Playhouse Stage Company, the organization that has presented live, free theatre in Albany’s... More
Cohoes Local Development Corporation/ Cohoes Visitor Center
Housed on the first floor of the historic Cohoes Music Hall building on Remsen Street is the Riverspark Cohoes Visitor Center. It... More
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