Top 10 Things to Do In Warwick, New York

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Warwick, New York, is a gem nestled in the Hudson Valley of Orange County, New York. Warwick is made up of three villages and a rich history of agriculture and quality community living. Only 55 miles outside of New York City, it is easy to spend a day enjoying the beautiful vistas and local products or a longer stay to get away from the busy life in the city. 

With so many different experiences to offer, it can be difficult to choose what to do. Here are the top 10 things to do in Warwick, New York with recommendations of the best locations and events.

 

1. Skiing and Snowboarding 

Mount Peter 

Mount Peter is one of the oldest running ski areas in the state of New York and is located just an hour outside of New York City. In a bit of irony, this popular destination for skiing and snowboarding began as a marketing campaign for Macy’s Department Store’s winter and ski fashion. 

With free beginner skiing and snowboarding lessons and a family-friendly atmosphere, a visit to Mount Peter is the perfect way to spend time in the Orange County, NY area. 

Mountain Creek 

No matter the time of year, Mountain Creek has fun and exciting activities for everyone. In the winter, Mountain Creek is covered in beautiful snow waiting for you and your family and friends to race down on skis and snowboards. 

But unlike many other winter sports areas, Mountain Creek transforms into a water park during the summer months complete with water slides and a wave pool. 

 

2. Enjoy nature

Greenwood Lake

There are endless activities to take part in at the beautiful Greenwood Lake – boating, swimming, kayaking, fishing, and more. This scenic area is a wonderful location for a picnic or a nice walk around the water. 

Wawayanda State Park 

If you are looking for a place to camp or hike in the Appalachians, you definitely want to check out Wawayanda State Park. Explore over 40 miles of trails, experience sensational views at the top of Wawayanda Mountain, and enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle while camping in one of the well-maintained campgrounds.

 

3. Art

Pacem in Terrace Sculpture Garden

What began as a run-down mill that had accumulated rubbish and debris in an unorganized trash heap was transformed by Frederick Franck into a transreligious sculpture garden. Franck created many meaningful pieces he called “icons” and placed them throughout the property to inspire thoughtful engagement and meditation. 

Visitors can wander through Pacem in Terrace – “Peace on Earth” – on weekends between May and October at no charge. 

Strazza Art Gallery 

The Strazza Art Gallery showcases local art, as well as opportunities for art restoration. An accomplished abstract expressionist painter, Lisa Strazza also specializes in restoring oil paintings.

Visiting this gallery may require a bit of planning since the business hours vary, but the stunning pieces showcased are well worth the extra effort. 

 

4. History

Warwick Historical Society 

Since 1906, the Warwick Historical Society with its board of directors and committees of volunteers has worked to preserve and celebrate the history of the town of Warwick, NY. Tour the twelve historic sites that have been preserved by WHS with care and passion for the 250 years of history they represent.

Albert Wisner library 

This public library has a rich legacy that spans almost a century. The private collection of Alber Wisner was donated to the public under the town of Warwick, NY, in 1927 and has since become an irreplaceable space in the community. 

Browse through the extensive collection of books and media or enjoy a special event like the Fall Community Art Show or a series presented on nature photography. There is something for everyone at the Albert Wisner Library. 

 

5. Visit the Nearby Township of Bellvale

Bellvale Farms Creamery

Not only can you tour a farm that has been operating for over 200 years over seven generations of the same family, but you can also have some of the best handmade ice cream at Bellvale Farms Creamery. Offering over 50 different flavors of ice cream on their rotating menu and freshly made waffle bowls, this is a place you don’t want to miss when you visit the Hudson Valley area. 

Market 

Owned and operated by brothers, Steve and Rick Pregiato, Bellvale Market provides quality foods for a great value. Bellvale Market offers the best seafood, a full scale deli, local produce, and fresh breads with excellent service. 

 

6. Vineyards and Wineries 

Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery

Take a tour of the Black Dirt Distillery and taste some of the best wines, ciders, and spirits while you enjoy live music every weekend. Warrick Valley Winery and Distillery hosts multiple music festivals throughout the year in a gorgeous natural amphitheater. 

Warwick Valley also offers apple picking with a variety of 65 different heirloom and modern apples to choose from. Apple picking season runs roughly from Labor Day through Halloween, depending on the weather. 

Clearview Vineyard

Clearview Vineyard has been named one of the Top U.S. Vineyards by Travel + Leisure. Come see why for yourself and sip a glass of wine on the patio or take a bottle home with you.

Savor some great wines while taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery in New York State at the beautiful Clearview Vineyard. Spend a delightful weekend afternoon on a tour of the winery and an accompanying wine tasting complete with seasonal food samplings.

 

7. Restaurants

Warwick, NY, is home to an eclectic collection of restaurants, many of which focus on incorporating locally-sourced products as the main ingredients for their distinct menus. You can enjoy an authentic Irish pub experience for lunch, an elegant Italian dinner, and drinks at a bar in building over 200 years old. Here are some of the stand outs from the top 10. 

Yesterday’s Irish Pub

Yesterday’s offers a variety of draft beers and a large menu of Irish and American classics. Be sure to finish off your visit to Yesterday’s with one of the scrumptious, award-winning desserts made by Executive Pastry Chef Peggy Christison.  

Silvio’s Villa

Silvio’s Villa offers authentic Italian cuisine in the elegant ambiance of a gorgeously restored 18th-century mansion. Based on 75 years of culinary tradition and a commitment to fresh, local, sustainable, non-GMO, hormone free, homemade ingredients, you don’t want to miss a chance to dine at Silvio’s Villa. 

Landmark Inn

With a rich history that began with a homestead in the late 1700s that was converted into a restaurant in 1953, the Landmark Inn’s menu features contemporary American cuisine in a beautiful setting. The Landmark Inn includes two dining rooms and a large parlor adjacent to the separate bar area that reflect the history of the building.

 

8. Local Favorites

Applefest 

Ask any of the residents of Warwick, NY, about the annual Applefest and you will see how exciting and wonderful this tradition is. Scheduled on the first Sunday of October each year with pre-festival activities on Friday and Saturday, Applefest includes a carnival, local vendors, and free entertainment. 

Warwick Drive-In 

Catch a double feature at the Warwick Drive-In. Choose one of the three screens in this historic outdoor theater to enjoy two current films in a classic environment that’s been forgotten in so many cities today.  Movies are shown everyday, regardless of weather.

 

9. Pick Apples in Orchards

Masker  

Masker Orchards grows 14 different varieties of apples with specific ripening times that allow for an extended picking season. They happily host school trips and other group outings and create new traditions for families every year. Masker Orchards has been highlighted by Forbes as one of New York’s Best Orchards. 

Ochs Orchard

Explore the 100 acres of beautiful scenery at Ochs Orchard and taste the many jams and butters made right on site. You can pick a variety of apples, as well as other fruits such as berries, peaches, plums, pumpkins, and even some beautiful flowers to take home with you. 

Pennings Orchard

Pennnings is located right across the street from the Warwick Drive-In, so you could easily tackle both activities during the same day. Bring the entire family to pick apples any day of the week between 9 am – 5 pm and play with the kids in the play area and kiddie maze or visit the dairy barn, goats, and pigs on the property. 

 

10. Golf at Hickory Hill

Whether you are looking for a competitive round of golf or a relaxed game with friends and family, Hickory Hill golf course offers 18 beautiful holes that can be enjoyed by anyone. Hickory Hill also features a full service restaurant, pro shop, driving range, putting greens, and the stunning views of the Hudson Valley.

Peach Grove House

Peach Grove House is the perfect destination for a memorable event, a stunning wedding, or a relaxing and romantic getaway. 

Located in Warwick, New York, just a few miles from JFK, EWR and Stewart airports – Peach Grove House is easily accessible while still providing a unique, historical experience you can’t get anywhere else. 

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