The town of Cornwall has existed since the late 1790s, and the Continental Army and General George Washington traveled through the area during the Revolutionary War period. The Cornwall area has been the subject of many works of art and literature, due to its natural beauty. Even with over 12,500 people, this area continues to have a small town feel and is very popular with commuters to New York City.
Things to do in the Cornwall area include visiting Storm King State Park, which provides unparalleled views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills. The park is open for hikers and hunters. There are also several kayaking companies on the water’s edge who provide kayaking adventures.