The town of Warwick, New York is located at the southern edge of Orange County, partly abutting the state of New Jersey.
The town of 31K residents totals 107 square miles and includes three villages: Greenwood Lake, Florida and Warwick. It also includes five hamlets: Sterling Forest, Amity, Pine Island, Bellvale and Edenville. The town is home to apple orchards, farms, the Appalachian trail, horseback riding, wineries and skiing.
The village of Greenwood Lake which officially incorporated in 1924 is a wonderfully popular area. It centers around a 7-mile lake, which has been a summer destination since the 1800s for swimming, boating, ice skating and fishing. There are concerts held on a weekly basis during the summer. In addition, the village holds other events such as 5K runs, parades, fireworks, a mattress run and more.
The village of Florida NY is located in the northwestern part of the town. Florida NY was settled in the 1800s by those who were drawn to the fertile black dirt soil which was perfect for growing produce. This village was incorporated in 1946. Florida also has a lake, Glenmere Lake, which is a reservoir. Swimming is not permitted, nor are boats with motors, but the park does have benches, picnic tables and a fishing dock. Canoes, fishing and picnicking is permitted and the pavilion can be reserved for use by permit.
The village of Warwick was settled in 1764 and incorporated in 1867, right after the Warwick Valley Railroad was constructed. The railroad enabled commerce, retail and banking to come into the area. This village is one of the most walkable spots in Orange County, with cultural and culinary businesses lining its streets. There are over 200 buildings in the historic district, many which were built prior to the 19th century.
Warwick NY is home to multiple apple orchards.
Apple Dave’s Distillery is located at 82 Four Corners Road. This location also provides opportunities for picking from 11 varieties of apples. There is outdoor music, hay rides, puppet shows, a farm store and more.
Apple Ridge Orchards is located at 101 Jessup Road. They advertise that they have 20 varieties of apples you can pick yourself. The orchard also provides tractor-pulled wagon rides, pets and farm animals, a corn field, honey bee hives and more.
Masker Orchards is located on Ball Road in Warwick. This orchard began in 1913, and it currently has over 20,000 trees and 14 varieties of apples available for picking. They also have a snack barn, an apple maze, music on most weekends and a pumpkin patch in the fall.
Ochs Orchards at 4 Ochs Lane is another option for apple picking. From June through October, many different types of fruits can be picked. Their farm market also sells peaches, plums, pears, berries, watermelons, and many other summer and winter vegetables. The property also includes a petting zoo.
Pennings Orchard’s website indicates they have 21 different varieties of apples, farm animals, group trips, farm market, beer garden, cidery, pumpkin fields, hayrides, kiddie corn maze and more. The orchard is located at 169 State Route 94 South.
Crystal Water Farm is located at 35 Union Corners Road. The property is situated on 45 acres and includes an outdoor riding ring, indoor ring and hunt course. They have several paddocks and room for nature walks. This location provides boarding, lessons, training, sales and leasing.
Stoneview Farms can be found at 121 Bellvale. For further information, you can contact the property at (845) 544-2587.
Winslow Therapeutic Center is located at 1433 Route 17A. This facility is a non-profit organization that uses its 100 acres of land to assist those with disabilities, learning challenges and injuries. It is also a facility for those who just want to learn to ride. Winslow has summer programs, opportunities for volunteers and fun events.
Mount Peter is the place in the area to ski, snowboard and go tubing. They have a beginner ski and snowboard school, ski and snowboard tuning services, equipment rentals, a pub, and nearby lodging. Mount Peter offers season passes which also provide discounts off other ski mountains lift passes.