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Cornwall offers year-round fun

Cornwall, New York, was established in the 1600s and named for a resemblance to Cornwall, England. The town is known for its natural landscape, with people traveling distances to spend time in the beautiful outdoor scenery.

More than lovely location, Cornwall also is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts with plentiful recreational activities for all seasons. Kayaking on the Hudson River presents landmarks such as Bannerman Island Castle and eagles are often seen over the Hudson Highland Peaks. There are hiking trails for all levels at Black Rock Forest and Storm King State Park, plus the Storm King Art Center has a 500-acre outdoor sculpture garden to explore. Here, bicycles are available to rent and open-air narrated tram tours are an option.

Cornwall offers maple syrup harvesting in the spring, festivals along the river in the summer, beautiful fall foliage and festive holiday decorations in the winter. As well, the town offers many galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. Its walkable center is perfect for strolling and exploring on foot. Cornwall’s bed-and-breakfasts provide visitors with overnight accommodations, with some venues offering dining to not only guests, but also those not staying there. Once venue, The Painter’s Inn, is a restaurant and gallery where visitors can explore the art gallery before or after their meal, perhaps dinner or a Sunday champagne brunch.

Here, too, is the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum that has tours in both meadow and woodland trails that are suitable for adults with or without children. Guides tell visitors all about the animals living in the area and a maple sugaring tour is available in spring, allowing visitors to see the process from sap to syrup.

The Jones Farm & Country Store offers adorable barnyard animals to visit, fresh produce and homemade baked goods. Pick up jam made onsite or take a hayride through the pumpkin patch in the fall. It’s open year-round, which is a great option in the winter months when Cornwall Farmer’s Market is closed. 

Population: 12,491
Median Home Value: $321,100

County: Orange, NY
Latitude: 41.43970162
Longitude: -74.05255209

183 Main St.
Cornwall, NY 12518


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