In terms of history, the town New Windsor, New York was created in 1762 from the Precinct of the Highlands. New Windsor was named after the town of Windsor, England. It now includes the areas of Little Britain, Rock Tavern and Vails Gate. New Windsor was a major depot for the Continental Army and the Army Medical Department during the Revolutionary War. Troops began arriving in 1782 and shortly thereafter, between 6,000 to 8,000 men, women and children inhabited approximately 1,600 acres. The final winter encampment included huts, guardhouses, kitchens, a hospital and more.
Schunnemunk Mountain State Park: This park provides intermediate to challenging hikes which allow those who reach the summit to enjoy 360 degree views or the area. If you’re planning a trip to the top, you’ll need to set aside about four hours of your day (which will include time for a picnic at the top). There are eight marked trails which total 20 miles that allow exploration of the mountain and glades. The trails can be accessed at Otterkill Road Trail Head, and at the Sweet Clover Trail Head. See the link above for more information.
Plum Point Park: The Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point is located on Route 9W in New Windsor. The park is on the river, with 2,000 feet of river front. Activities include use of beach, fishing, picnic grills, and kayaking/canoeing (bring your own boats). The park offers beautiful views up and down the Hudson River.
Things to See
Knox’s Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road. This is at the intersection of Forge Hill Road and Route 94. The site is open in the summers only from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
The New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is located at 374 Temple Hill Road, a mile north of Vail’s Gate. At the site is a reconstruction of the Continental Army ‘s final military encampment.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is also located at 374 Temple Hill Road. The 7,500 square foot building houses various exhibits including timeline corridors and a main exhibition room, oral histories, video presentation and interactive computer roll of honor.
Grocery Shopping in New Windsor:
There are several options for purchasing groceries in the town of New Windsor. They are as follows:
Hannaford Supermarket is located at 2636 Route 32. The store is open daily from 7am – 11pm. In addition to groceries, the store includes a pharmacy, ATM, check cashing, flowers, DVD rentals and more.
ShopRite is located at 384 Windsor Highway. They have weekly sales , a pharmacy, home delivery service, and more.
There is also a Price Chopper at 115 Temple Hill Road. They are open 24 hours a day. Services include ATM, TD Bank, Pharmacy, Bakery, Deli and more.
Places to Live
New Windsor’s 36 square miles include many different types of living options: single family homes, condominiums, townhouses and mobile home parks. Information on a few of the town’s developments follow:
- Plum Point: The Plum Point condominium complex is located right on the shores of the Hudson River. Many of the units have beautiful views of the river and landscapes. There is a pool, basketball court, clubhouse with exercise room and playground. The units have been two to four bedrooms, one and a half to three and a half bathrooms, and 1,300 to 2,100 square feet. Many also have a one-car garage and driveway.
- Windsor Crest Condominium: Now in the third phase of development, this complex first started development in the mid to late 1990s. The two to three bedroom townhouses have between 1,200 to 2,300 square feet of living space. Most have a one car garage and driveway. The property has a pool, tennis court, and clubhouse.
- The Reserve: This development of single family homes was built in the early 2000s, and is still adding new homes today. The homes are colonials with three or four bedrooms, two and a half baths, two-car garages and full basements. They are 2,200 to 2,800 square feet in size and come with a quarter to half acre of property.
- Butter Hill Estates were built in the 1980s. This single family raised ranch and colonial style homes have three to four bedrooms and approximately 2,000 square feet of space.
For more information on these or any other New Windsor homes, call me (Kat) at 914-419-0270 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.