Blooming Grove NY is a town of 35 square miles which is located near the center of Orange County, New York. The town contains the villages of Washingtonville and South Blooming Grove and more than 17,700 people call this area “home.” The town was established in 1799, originally as a split from the town of Cornwall. Blooming Grove continued to evolve in the 1830s and 1840s when part of the town became the town of Chester and another part became the town of Hamptonburgh, ending with the Blooming Grove that exists today.
Items of interest in the area include the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, which was established in 1839 and is billed as the oldest winery in America. The winery conducts tours and tastings year round and more information can be found on their website. In addition, Schunnemunk Mountain can be found at the eastern edge of town. The Schunnemunk Park includes over 2700 acres with wonderful hiking which, for those who reach the mountaintop, can provide 360 degree views of parts of the Hudson Valley. Beaver Dam Lake (also called Beaverdam) is a reservoir where fisherman can find sunfish, bass, pickerel, bullhead and brown trout.