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.