Welcome to Orange County, where abundant beauty, deep history, rich culture and endless entertainment options provide visitors and residents alike some of the best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Almost every acre of Orange County is historic ground and a tribute to the thrilling past of her patriotic men and women. George Washington established his longest residency during the Revolutionary War in Newburgh. It was here that he founded the Order of the Purple Heart, and in 1850 Washington’s Headquarters became the first Registered National Historic Landmark in the United States.
The United States Military Academy at West Point has produced military heroes of great renown such as Eisenhower, Patton, and Schwartzkopf. The oldest military academy in the United States rises imposingly over the Hudson River and is still one of the most popular tourist attractions in the northeast, where visitors walk the path of generals and presidents and trace the footsteps of our country’s great leaders, enjoy free concerts on the vast lawn overlooking the picturesque Hudson River and dine on fine food at the Hotel Thayer.
Orange is the only New York County located between two rivers, the Hudson on the east, and the Delaware on the west, which creates an atmosphere of breathtaking beauty and endless entertainment options. On a leisurely day, take a stroll through the picturesque town of SugarLoaf, visit the Storm King Arts Center, sign up for a walking tour of historical Bannerman Island or go wine tasting at Brotherhood Winery – America’s oldest winery. Pick up the pace and enjoy kayaking on the Hudson River, cycling along the Appalachian Trail, hiking at Bear Mountain, or golfing at one of our 13 fine golf courses. Ready for some more fun? Visit the New York Rennaissance Fair in Tuxedo, watch the Hot Air Balloons rise over the Valley or take a scenic tour of the Hudson Valley – from the air!
Nearby is Stewart International Airport, makes it easy for residents to travel for business or pleasure and is an alternate site for landing the space shuttle, since the airport has one of the longest runways in the United States.
There is so much more to explore and experience here, including a better quality of life – richer and fuller in Orange County.