Cold Spring Harbor is a hamlet located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. According to the region’s official website, “Cold Spring Harbor is a charming, historic seaside town dating back to the 1600’s.” The place gets its name from the naturally cold freshwater springs that flow through the area. In its early days, Cold Springs was known primarily as a whaling village. Today, it’s famous for being home to the laboratory of Watson and Crick and a nationally ranked education system. Tourists can visit and enjoy an array of activity, including the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium and Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. To top it all off, groups can finish the day by enjoying the sunset over the water that is so adored by photographers and residents alike.
- Sweetie Pies on Main
- Local favorite for ice coffee and pastries.
- Cold Spring Plaza Delicatessen
- Perfect pit stop for hot specialty sandwiches.
- Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Check out the "largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fishes and amphibians"!
- Whaling Museum
- New York State's "only fully equipped 19th-century whaleboat."
Points of Interest
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- Double helix structure of DNA was discovered here.
- Cold Spring Harbor State Park
- Hike the "40 acres of hilly terrain" or relax by the shores of the Long Island Sound.
Notable Former Residents
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