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Whether looking to travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes, Cohoes offers several opportunities for tourism. Take the opportunity to explore the rich history of an industrial mill town or take advantage of its geographical features at the Cohoes Falls.


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Cohoes Falls: Overlook Park & Falls View Park

Whether you enjoy fishing, hiking or taking photographs of the Falls, each visit will define a new experience. Falls View Park is open to the public from May 1 through November 1 while Overlook Park, adjacent to the hydroelectric facility on School Street, is open year-round. The parks offer views of the scenic Cohoes Falls that spans the Mohawk River between Cohoes and Waterford, New York.

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Van Schaick Mansion

Built in 1755 by Anthony Van Schaick, the house stands as a testament to the struggles of the men and women who lived during a tumultuous time in this country’s history.  The house was used as military headquarters during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.  In 1777 the Battle of Saratoga—often referred to as the turning point of the American Revolution— was planned here by Continental Army officers. Today the building serves as a museum run by the General Peter Gansevoort Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Cohoes Mastodon

In September of 1866, during the excavation for Harmony Mill No.3, the bones of a mastodon were discovered sixty feet below ground.  The skeletal remains were well preserved and almost completely intact.  Since 1915, the Cohoes Mastodon has been on display in the NYS Museum, where it can still be viewed today. 

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Cohoes Music Hall

The Cohoes Music Hall opened in 1874 and was designed by the architectural firm of Nichols and Halcott of Albany. During its history, the theater featured many luminaries of the day including Buffalo Bill Cody, John Philip Sousa, Col. Tom Thumb and Eva Tanguay who was one of the greatest stars of Vaudeville.

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Cohoes Visitor Center (RiverSpark)

Hudson-Mohawk Heritage Area

Located at 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY. Tours of the Historic Cohoes Music Hall featuring a fifteen minute audio program narrated by Paddy, the resident ghost of the music hall. Exhibit includes a twenty minute audio visual presentation  "A Day in the Life of Cohoes: 1882". Stop by on the last Wednesday of the month for a Spindle City Historic Society meeting 6:45pm - 8:00pm

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Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Albany is firmly rooted in its history and moving toward the future. Albany is one of the oldest surviving settlements from the original thirteen colonies, and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.

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In Cohoes, one can find easy access to the regions many bike-hike trails. The Mohawk-Hudson Trail has access points throughout the city where one can choose to either head south to Albany or northwest to Schenectady.

Peebles Island State Park, located to the north of Van Schaick Island, offers a variety of activities to enjoy, such as; fishing, hiking and snowshoeing on nature trails, picnic areas and pavilions, along with a museum and visitor center. For additional information please visit www.nysparks.ny.state.us.