National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
The brand new National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is the first site in the nation dedicated to preserving the stories of America’s combat wounded veterans and those who never returned. One of the original awards presented by George Washington is displayed. Interactive exhibits, photographs, interviews with recipients, and the Roll of Honor are featured in the Hall which overlooks the site of the camp of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. New Windsor.
Stewart International Airport
Having recently been acquired by the Port Authority of NY and NJ, this Hudson Valley regional airport with space larger than LaGuardia and Newark combined is considered to be New York City’s fourth airport. A new access road, County Route 747, is directly accessible from I-84. Expanded services include additional carriers, terminal improvements, parking, and new on-site lodging. Newburgh.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Located at Stewart International Airport, this brand new facility has 125 spacious suites and the latest amenities for overnight and extended stays. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is offered, plus a “Welcome Home” reception Mon-Thurs evenings with light meal, wine, beer and beverages. Meeting rooms. Newburgh.
Tuxedo Ridge Ski Area
The former Sterling Forest Ski Area is under new management. Enjoy downhill skiing, snow boarding and a tubing park, plus a year-round restaurant. Rental equipment is available. Tuxedo.
Silver Stream Winery
The first vines were planted in this hillside vineyard in 1989, and now the tasting room is opened to the public. April-Dec. Thurs-Sat, 10-6. Sun 1-6. Monroe.
Located between top attractions Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Storm King Art Center, this winery features a tasting room housed in a 200-year old barn with a view of the vineyards and historic homestead. Year round. Thurs & Fri, 3-7. Sat & Sun 12-6. Highland Mills.
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
A beautiful new visitor’s center and marked hiking trails now enhance this site. Nestled along the Hudson River within minutes of West Point and Bear Mountain, the environmentally conscious building is designed with a large glass window overlooking the battle site and the river. Gallery space displays artifacts found at the site, and a theater shows a short film. The Revolutionary War battle of 1777 fought here is thought to have changed the course of the war for the Americans. Fort Montgomery.
Bannerman Island Guided Walking Tour
Cruise to mysterious Bannerman Island and walk the paths of the romantic castle ruins. Hudson River Adventures (845-220-2120) is now offering exclusive tours onto the island via a short boat ride in their new vessel “Pollepel.” An escorted tour of this “rugged” little island includes an informative lecture and plenty of opportunities for photos. Departs from Torches Landing at the Newburgh Waterfront. Newburgh.
The Newburgh Waterfront
A recently complete 120-foot-long mural depicts 5 separate cityscapes, a trompe l’oeil rendition of the city’s historic sites. This large public artwork serves as counterpoint to spectacular views of Bannerman Island, Storm King Mountain, Mount Beacon, and Newburgh Bay. 8 restaurants are all within walking distance as are the river cruise boats. Torches on the Hudson, (845-568-0100), boasts one of the largest saltwater aquariums east of the Mississippi River
Orange County Choppers Showroom & Retail Store
Fans of the Discovery Channel’s “Orange County Choppers” series will love touring OCC’s headquarters with its new café, gift shop, theme bikes, and windows overlooking the floor where the bikes are assembled.
Storm King Art Center Trams
The largest outdoor sculpture park in the United States now offers leisurely rides in brand new open-air (handicap accessible) trams. The large contemporary sculptures can be seen from all angles during the loop that winds through the beautiful landscaped grounds. Mountainville.
Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh
An outstanding Greek Revival building designed in 1835 by Alexander Jackson Davis, the former Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh is now open to visitors on Newburgh’s “Last Saturday” weekends and for special events. “Last Saturday” is part of Art Along the Hudson, a celebration of the arts in 4 cities along the Hudson. The program runs from the end of May through the end of October each year, with each city celebrating a different Saturday of each month