Fall is the perfect time to visit Orange County, NY, whether you are a runner or spectator. In downtown Goshen, there is a wide variety of dining options guaranteed to satisfy any palate. Take time to walk the village in all its Autumn splendor and visit the local shops and the Goshen Historic Track.
Surrounded by apple orchards and horse farms, the craft village of Sugar Loaf also beckons with its restaurants, shops and galleries housed in 1700-1800 era buildings. Or visit historic Warwick, NY, famous for its shops, quaint side streets and annual October Applefest.
Wine lovers can visit one or more of the one dozen nearby wineries that are part of the region’s Shawangunk Wine Trail. Offering award-winning sparkling wines, French/American varietals and blends, these wineries frequently host special events and music festivals through the fall. And of course, Orange County is home to the world-famous Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, with more than 200 stores for your shopping pleasure.
History buffs can stroll the grounds of West Point, less than 30 minutes from downtown Goshen, or visit the last encampment of the Continental Army in Newburgh and New Windsor.
Whether its horseback riding or walking the nine-mile Heritage Trail, strolling the trails of Harriman State Park or dining on the Hudson River in Newburgh, Orange County offers Hambletonian Marathoners and their guests a fabulous weekend getaway in the Lower Hudson Valley.