Enjoy Spring in Orange County, N.Y. in All its Splendor

March 24, 2022 at 12:06 pm

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (March 24, 2022) – Spring’s arrival is an opportunity to revel in the seasonal experiences available in Orange County, N.Y. Marvel at the greening of the hills, the mild breezes and spring flowers from horseback or bicycle or on foot. Paddle the Hudson River or soar above the landscape in a hot-air balloon basket. It’s time to be a kid in our newest major destination, the LEGOLAND® New York Resort.

“In spring, Orange County, N.Y. overflows with fun, adventure and spectacular scenery,” Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “Explore our hiking trails, or gain unique vantage points through river or air excursions. Take your special someone to see a drive-in movie. Shop our antique stores. When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit a farm-to-table restaurant and experience our local breweries, cideries or wineries. You’ll want to stay for a weekend – or longer. So when the day concludes, let your head hit the pillow at a an architecturally unique B&B, a nationally renowned hotel or one of our many inns.”

Here are just a few of the countless ways to enjoy spring in Orange County, N.Y.:

LEGOLAND® New York Resort, 1 LEGOLAND Boulevard, Goshen: The Northeast’s newest major theme park opens for its second season on April 8, featuring seven uniquely themed worlds, filled with attractions for the whole family. This major amusement destination includes a variety of dining options and a 250-room hotel. READ MORE

Orange County Arboretum, 15 Grove Street, Montgomery; The 35-acre arboretum is a can’t-miss attraction in the spring. Stroll its magnificent gardens and wooded areas on pathways with plenty of benches to stop and enjoy the tranquility. Admission is free year-round. READ MORE

Brotherhood Winery, 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville: Spring is a fantastic time to visit the oldest winery in the country, which has been pleasing palates since 1839. While there, tour the largest underground wine cellars in the country. READ MORE

Warwick Drive-In, 5 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick: Pile in the car or take your special someone and enjoy movies the way they did in the days of sock hops and soda shops (but with modern digital projection, for a truer movie-going experience). It opens for the season March 25. READ MORE

Wandering Winds Hot Air Balloon Adventures, Randall Airport, Middletown: One-hour sunset and sunrise flights include a special champagne picnic. Flights begin in May. READ MORE

Storm King Adventure Tours, 4 Duncan Ave., Cornwall: Starting in May, kayak the Hudson River for the spectacular scenery around the picturesque village of Cornwall. Paddle out for sunset, full-moon and sunrise tours, or try the overnight campfire tour, among others. READ MORE

The Pennings Farm Cidery Tap Room, 4 Warwick Turnpike: The Tap Room opens for the season April 1, renovated and transformed to include a Bottle Shop fully stocked with packaged goods including six-packs of Pennings’ own hard cider, Pennings beer brewed in New York State with Pennings hops, Pennings Vodka, and our customized logo apparel. 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 travel guide is available for digital download at https://orangetourism.org/travel-guide/.


PHOTO: Orange County Arboretum. (Credit: Mary Ann McCarthy.)

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