The Hudson River is the backdrop to world famous destinations like West Point, Storm King Art Center, and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Six wineries, the Culinary chef restaurants, the cruises on the Hudson River and more for you to explore.



Getting Around

Farms & Wineries

Take a ride down one of our country roads or scenic byways and discover a picture-perfect farm where cows graze on the hillside and barnyard animals are just waiting to greet you. Or, stop by one of our farm stands where you can choose from a variety of local fruits and vegetables.

You can even take a hay wagon ride to an orchard to pick juicy apples right off the tree or to a fun cornfield maze.

We're proud to say that Orange County is the largest onion, squash and garden vegetable producing area in New York State. However, no trip would be complete without stopping by one of our wineries and taking a taste of our excellent local wines.

History & Culture

When Henry Hudson sailed his ship "Half Moon" up the Hudson River in 1609, he was the first in a long list of remarkable travelers to Orange County. These influential women and men determined the early history and culture of America. The Revolutionary War was fought here, commanded by General George Washington. In the 1800's, The Hudson River School of Painters was the first art movement in the United States, and in the 1900's the environmental movement started in Orange County as residents fought to preserve Storm King Mountain. Explore a place so rich in history it has America's first Registered National Historic Landmark.

Antiques & Shopping

Country furniture to designer dresses, and everything in between. Sugar Loaf Craft Village, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, dozens of antique stores and historic site gift shops. At Sugar Loaf Craft Village, Gillinder Glass and Museum Village you can even watch your gifts being made.

There are many ways to shop in Orange County, and so many different things to bring home as a remembrance of your trip.


Four seasons of both outdoor and indoor parks and facilities will have you hiking in summer, skiing in winter, and amusing yourself inside with laser tag or a ride on a beautiful carousel. Almost one quarter of our county is open space, and there's always the Hudson River for kayaking or cruising and the Delaware for rafting. A countryside filled with scenic lakes, dozens of trails like the Appalachian that crosses through Bear Mountain, and quiet preserves for leisurely strolls, bird watching, and nature study.


Stay a while and relax.

Your evening accommodations can be found at one of our cozy B&Bs and inns, or a comfortable hotel. With all that Orange County has to offer, you'll need a few days to soak up all the historic sites, shop till you drop, or spend time in the great outdoors. Excellent restaurants are nearby, and entertainment can be found throughout the county to make your stay complete.