History Is Still Being Made Here

Nestled between the Hudson River to the east and the Delaware River to the west, Orange County played a big role in the the birth of the country. It's also on the forefront of preserving it for generations to come.

Go back in time at the Hasbrouck House in Newburgh, where George Washington had his headquarters. Take in the magnificent views at Storm King mountain, where ecological preservation gained a foothold when environmentalists blocked a utility company from destroying the land.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a popular destination, where you can walk the in the footsteps of war heroes and presidents. Orange County has made history happen.


Today, Storm King is home to the Storm King Art Center, a collection of works from artists around the world. Along with the art, the mountain provides ample opportunity for hiking and taking in the views along the trails.

Bear Mountain State Park is on the west bank of the Hudson, with hiking, biking, cross-country ski trails and camping. In the winter, get your skate on at its outdoor rink.

Grab a kayak or raft and get yourself to Port Jervis, where you can have fun on the Delaware or Neversink rivers. Budget Travel named Port Jervis one of the coolest small towns in the country, citing its culture, food and quality of life.

Did you know Orange County has a thriving winery and brewery scene? Take a tour, talk to the vintners and brewers and find out why our climate and area is becoming such a hotspot. Organized bus tours are available so you don’t have to worry about driving if you sample the goods.


You’ll find a mix of properties in Orange County, from condos in our charming small cities and towns to more remote single-family properties. It’s a great place to live — convenient to New York City and the employment hub of Westchester County, and dotted with parks and wilderness areas. Living here, among the mountains and the rivers and streams, feels like vacation.

Photos courtesy of Westchester County Tourism, Rockland County Tourism, Historic Hudson Valley and Hudson Valley Tourism.