ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (July 25, 2022) – Escaping summer heat and finding adventure is easy in Orange County, N.Y. Visit one of its majestic rivers or scenic lakes for a swim, a cruise or a paddleboarding, kayaking or canoe excursion. If you are feeling adventurous, consider hydroflying on a Flyboard on Greenwood Lake. It is prime time for enjoying the region’s clean water and natural scenic gifts.
“Orange County, N.Y. is the only place with shorefront on both the Hudson and Delaware rivers. Combine that with Greenwood Lake and other bodies of water, and you’ll find endless opportunities for Summertime fun and adventure!” said Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “After being out on the water, unwind with a meal from one of our local farm-to-table restaurants or craft beverage locations to make the day truly unforgettable.”
Here are some opportunities for outdoor summer fun:
Pride of the Hudson, 4 Washington St., Newburgh: Cruise the majestic Hudson Highlands aboard the luxurious Pride of the Hudson. Take one of the boat’s many narrated sightseeing expeditions down the historic Hudson River. Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the climate-controlled comfort of the main salon, enjoying the views from the huge wrap-around windows. READ MORE
Silver Canoe & Whitewater Rafting, 10 Corso Road, Port Jervis: Escape for the day and enjoy a trip on a pristine section of the Delaware River, boasting clean water, fresh country air, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Enjoy the river in a canoe, kayak or tube or try a whitewater rafting trip. READ MORE
Jet High Watersports, 622 Jersey Avenue, Greenwood Lake: At Willow Point Marina. Let jets of water loft you into the air above Greenwood Lake in the FlyBoarding experience. With lessons available for all experience levels, Jet High Watersports is committed to providing a safe, exciting experience. READ MORE
Storm King Adventure, 4 Duncan Ave., Cornwall-on-Hudson. Set near many state parks and nature reserves, and minutes from the Hudson River, Storm King Adventure offers a variety of tours suitable for people of all experience levels, including first-time kayakers. Visit Pollepel Island, also known as Bannerman Island, with its famous castle, or take the Moodna Marsh tour, ideal for bird watchers. For the romantic, try a sunset or full moon tour. READ MORE
Mountain Valley Guides, 2 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson: Embark on a kayak adventure, experiencing incredible views, open water, calm marshes and amazing sunsets on the breathtaking Hudson River. Numerous tours are offered. All include kayaks, gear, guides and instruction. READ MORE
Lake Tiorati Beach, 2300 Seven Lakes Drive, Southfields: One of the jewels of Harriman State Park, Lake Tiorati was created by combing two ponds into one large lake. Surrounded by meadows and rolling and wooded hills, the lake offers excellent swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking. READ MORE
About Orange County Tourism & Film
Orange County Tourism & Film, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. Additionally, a fun, free, 56-page available for digital download at https://orangetourism.org/travel-guide/.
Sleep in an architecturally significant B&B, or book a room at a nationally known hotel. Casual travelers as well as visitors looking for luxury will find a wide range of properties to consider. There are lodging options for everyone – Try our user-friendly lodging search below and come stay with us in Orange County, NY.