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Get to know Cornwall

From towering Alexander Calders to the taller mountains behind them, the Orange County community of Cornwall welcomes with wonders natural and contrived. Its rolling landscape reminded early European settlers of Cornwall, England, who named the town some 75 years after Henry Hudson stepped ashore on its soil. Cornwall-on-Hudson became its principal village, beckoning many from New York City to feel the health benefits of its fresh air, rushing waters, and calming recreational exploits. Storm King Mountain proved magnetic for Hudson River School painters, and its landmark summit remains protected by the state park surrounding it. The soaring crag is also the namesake of Cornwall’s other main attraction: Storm King Art Center, a 500-acre sculpture park home to the country’s premier assemblage of large-scale spatial art. Train service to Cornwall is available on Metro-North’s Port Jervis Line, which crosses America’s tallest and longest railroad bridge, the Moodna Viaduct, just shy of Salisbury Mills-Cornwall Station.

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Living in Orange County

Don’t call this one “the OC.” New York’s Orange County sits in the state’s Mid-Hudson region, bookended by Putnam and Dutchess Counties to the east and the Delaware River to the west. It’s the northern end of the Great Valley formed by the Appalachian Mountains, capped by the Ramapo Mountains as they escalate towards the Catskills. This dramatic landscape proved naturally advantageous in the American Revolution, which led to the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Today, the attractions are anything but singular: Orange County plays host to some of the highest-profile cultural and entertainment destinations in the Hudson Valley, including Storm King Art Center, Woodbury Commons, Angry Orchard Cidery, and the soon-to-open LEGOLAND® New York Resort. Between them lie charming villages, verdant apple orchards, and rural hilltops prime for a socially-distant retreat by choice. I-84, Metro-North’s Port Jervis Line, and Stewart International Airport open gateways to destinations near and far.