Nestled in the foothills of southern New York - only 50 miles from Manhattan’s skyscrapers
Tucked into the foothills of southern New York – only 50 miles from Manhattan’s skyscrapers – the Town of Warwick offers stunning vistas, beautiful waterfalls and endless options for fun and relaxation. Take a day to bike our country back roads or hike the beautiful Appalachian Trail. Tee off at one of our spectacular golf courses or take a horseback ride through rolling farmland.
In warm weather, you can enjoy a day of boating and swimming on magnificent Greenwood Lake. In the fall, the Town explodes with spectacular color. Farms and farm stands celebrate the fall harvest. Apple and pumpkin picking provide hours of family fun. When the snow falls, the fun continues with downhill and cross-country skiing.
Come and drive our scenic country roads. Visit our local wineries and artisans. Discover delightful antique, craft, and gift shops. Relax at a romantic bed and breakfast. In the evening, dine simply or exquisitely in a relaxed casual setting or a four-star restaurant. There is so much to enjoy in Warwick!
- Grab a cold ice cream cone at one of the very best places in America. Bellvale Farms Creamery is open every day at noon from April through October and voted the #2 Best Ice Cream Parlor in the United States by Trip Advisor. The creamery is only steps from the Appalachian Trail at the top of Mount Peter.
- Buy fresh veggies at the Warwick Farmers Market. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday from Mother’s Day until late November or the Village of Florida Farmers Market which is open on Tuesday’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning in June. Both markets feature regional farms and farm kitchens.
- Listen to a free concert on Railroad Green in Warwick or in Greenwood Lake at Thomas P. Morahan Lakefront Park. The concerts offer an eclectic mix of performers from rock to jazz to country and everything in between.
- Shop in our three villages. Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake each offer specialty shops, salons, lodging, museums, art festivals and dining to suit every taste. Special events are held throughout the year including the world-famous Applefest in October.
- Get out and enjoy the land as the town and three villages have set aside thousands of acres of parkland for residents and visitors to explore. You can paddle on Glenmere, Greenwood or Wickham lakes, play basketball or skateboard at the local parks or play golf at Warwick County Park.
- Go boating, swimming, jet or water skiing, fishing, ice-skating, ice-fishing, and snow sledding on Greenwood Lake year-round.
- Enjoy a pint where George Washington once drank grog in 1783 at Baird’s Tavern on Main Street in the heart of the village of Warwick. The recently-renovated tavern features three rooms including a game room where guests can take games off the wall and take part in friendly competition.
• Bellvale Farms Creamery
• Eddie’s Roadhouse
• Greenwood Lake Public Library
These businesses support the Trail by taking part in the A.T. Community Supporter program.
Featured Local Hikes
Four Hikes Through Our Area
- ROUTE 17A TO EASTERN PINNACLES – A great first hike for families, though the rocky Eastern Pinnacles can be slippery when wet. Start at any of the gravel parking lots where Route 17A crests Bellvale Mountain and locate the AT trailhead. (Hint: It’s near the very last parking lot on the right, if you are coming from Warwick.) Cross Rt. 17A carefully and proceed north. Or, you could start across from Bellvale Farms Creamery and follow the Blue Trail to the white blazes of the AT, where you turn left. One and 2/10s miles out and one and 2/10s miles back. (NY 17A northbound to Eastern Pinnacle is 1.2 miles 2019 Companion)
- EASTERN PINNACLES TO LAKES ROAD – This is a continuation of the Route 17A to Eastern Pinnacles hike and a little bit more rugged. You will have needed to park a second car at the Lakes Road crossing and one at the top near Bellvale Farms Creamery to make this a one-way hike. Three miles from Route 17A crossing down to Lakes Road and your second car. (NY 17A northbound to Lakes Road is 3.5 miles 2019 Companion)
- FITZGERALD FALLS – Just off Lakes Road between Greenwood Lake and Monroe, a quarter-mile north of Greenwood Lake Middle School. Only a quarter mile out and back to spectacular twin waterfalls right on the AT. Slight hill climb about halfway. Rock steps to the top on the left. (Lakes Road northbound to Fitzgerald Falls is 0.3 miles 2019 Companion. I think the description should mention that the Falls are not reliable during dry summers)
- AT SOUTH FROM BELLVALE FARMS CREAMERY – Park at gravel lot across Route 17A from Bellvale Farms Creamery. Locate the kiosk and follow the trail immediately behind the kiosk – it’s blue-blazed – and in five minutes it will lead you to the white-blazed AT. Turn right and follow the white blazes southbound about two miles to scenic views overlooking Greenwood Lake. Two miles out and two miles back. (NY 17A southbound to Greenwood Lake Vista is 2.1 miles 2019 Companion)
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer-powered organization that builds, maintains, and protects public trails. Together with our partners, we strive to ensure that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come. For more information and to get involved today, www.nynjtc.org.
ATC Volunteer Program
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help out in our visitor center and headquarters. Opportunities range from greeting visitors and providing information about local hikes to assisting with various administrative tasks. Learn more at appalachiantrail.org/volunteer.
Warwick Arts Festival – Held every July it allows local painters, dancers and musicians the chance to showcase their talents to thousands of visitors.
Warwick Garden Tour, July 13th – Celebrates the local gardens in more than a dozen homes.
Fourth of July Parade – brings out boy scouts, girls scouts, sports teams, bands and fire trucks to Main Street.
Farmers market every Sunday on Railroad Green from Memorial Day to October.