About Orange County
Orange County, New York, is bordered by the Hudson River on the east and the Delaware River on the west. Located approximately 60 miles north of New York City, the county combines beautiful rolling countryside with a vibrant economy and ideal location to offer one of the country’s most desirable residential locations.
Some Noteworthy Locations include:
- City of Middletown
- Town of Goshen
- City of Newburgh
- Village of Chester
- Hamlet of Sugarloaf
- Town of Pine Bush
- And Many more!
Orange County is home to some of the finest public and private schools in the state, each with their own charm and appeal. The small-town feel of Orange County continues through the schools and makes for a wonderful community of support and resources. With top-notch tools and technology, Orange County is a wonderful place to learn and grow.
A noteworthy college within the Hudson Valley is Mount Saint Mary College, which has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best Regional Universities in the North.
Dining and Shopping
Fabulous dining options await you in Orange County. Whether you’re craving an elegant meal created by an award winning chef, burgers for the family or a rustic farm-to-table setting, Orange County is a dining paradise. With a rich culinary heritage, Orange County offers unparalleled dining experiences, just an hour from New York City.
There are a variety of distilleries and wineries scattered about the Hudson Valley for those looking for hand-crafted beers and wine.
One such notable event is the Shawangunk Wine Trail, a group of fifteen diverse wineries, all striving to individually produce world class wines and collectively introduce them to locals and visitors alike in the Hudson River Region.
Agritourism within Orange County brings a wide variety of visitors from all across the country. Agritourism is the blending of tourism and agriculture, involving any agricultural operation that influences an influx of visitors to the local region. Enjoy the bustle of farmers markets as their individual characters blossom with unique offerings of homegrown products. Choose from an assortment of farm-to-table dining options that present a fresh twist to guests with their innovative culinary creations.
The night life here also offers plenty for the curious adult to enjoy away from the kids, from saloons to theaters with live bands and performances for all your personal tastes.
Or if you prefer to take some time shopping, there’s awesome malls like the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown
Parks and Recreation
Orange County’s history is deep and far reaching, with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh and a wide range of historical houses, sites and tours ready for your arrival. Arts and Culture are a foundation of Orange County featuring Storm King Art Center, the largest outdoor sculpture park in the U.S. and museums such as Motorcyclepedia, the nations largest motorcycle museum, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, and Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame are just a small sampling of our cultural offerings.
Orange County’s outdoor recreation offers a wide-array of options from amusements and bicycling to walking trails and a zoo. Choices will appeal to children, adults and seniors. There’s also farm markets, antiquing and discounted high-end shopping, featuring Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, the largest collection of designer outlets in the U.S., so there’s something for everyone. Orange County, the first wine producing area in the U.S., also offers the oldest winery in the country, Brotherhood Winery, as well as many other wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries.
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