The snow-capped mountains are calling and you simply must go!
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (January 13, 2021) – Winter weather transforms the Hudson Valley into the ultimate destination for outdoor fun. Snow-capped mountains and freshly-covered slopes beckon outdoor enthusiasts to discover the many winter adventures that await in scenic Orange County, N.Y. Adventurers of all ages can explore the area’s ski slopes, ice rinks, riding stables, hiking, and biking trails that offer heart-pumping fun and incredible views.
“Sometimes the slopes are freshly coated thanks to Mother Nature, and other times, she needs a little help. But one thing is for sure, families can enjoy endless opportunities for outdoor fun at ski resorts and parks right here in Orange County,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “Spend the day enjoying all that our region has to offer during the winter season. Then, warm up with a sit-down meal or grab-and-go option from one of our local farm-to-table restaurants or craft beverage locations to make the day truly unforgettable.”
Below are some popular great outdoor recreation opportunities in Orange County, N.Y. Before visiting any of the locations, please contact the venue directly to confirm that they are open and practice safe social-distancing.
Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain: Open through early March, this outdoor rink offers public and private skating sessions. bearmountainicerink.org
Juckas Stables, 1204 NY-302, Bullville: Enjoy a horseback ride among the 117 acres of trails winding through the breathtaking Orange County countryside. Novice and seasoned riders will enjoy spending time with the gentle, responsive, and well-kept horses. Lessons are available to people of all abilities in addition to hiring horses by the hour. juckasstables.com
Mount Peter Ski Area, 51 Old Mount Peter Road, Warwick: Head to Mount Peter this winter for skiing, tubing, snowboarding, and lessons. 14 trails with three chairlifts, one carpet lift, and one rope tow. 100 percent snowmaking. Night skiing. Rentals available. Free beginner lessons on weekends and holidays. mtpeter.com
Port Jervis Watershed Trails and Park, Elks-Brox Memorial Park, Port Jervis: Explore the park’s more than 35 miles of hiking and biking trails through mountain biking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. Open year-round, these family- and pet-friendly trails offer beautiful views of N.Y., N.J., and P.A. scenicwilddelawareriver.com/entries/port-jervis-watershed-trails-port-jervis-ny
Winter Weekends Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor: Experience Storm King’s brilliant winter landscape during weekends through March. Advance tickets are required for all visitors. stormking.org/visit
As the world reopens, Orange County, N.Y., invites residents and visitors to escape, enjoy and explore its wide-open spaces. For a full list of attractions, lodging and dining options available at this time, please visit orangetourism.org/winter Additionally, a fun, free, 56-page travel guide is available for digital download at OrangeTourism.org/travel-guide.
About Orange County Tourism
Orange County Tourism, 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 OrangeTourism.org. Like Orange County Tourism on Facebook for the latest news on local happenings.
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