Warwick is a Town in Orange County (New York) in the lower Hudson Valley.
Warwick, population 32,065 (2010 Census) includes the three Villages of Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick, plus seven hamlets: Amity, Bellvale, Edenville, Little York, Pine Island, New Milford, and Sterling Forest. Sugar Loaf is immediately adjacent to Warwick's northeast border, and Vernon, New Jersey is immediately to its south.
I-84 is the nearest major roadway. Local routes 94, 13, and 17A all go through Warwick. Parking on Main St is metered, but there's a free 4-hour lot on Main St (near the church and CVS), and a free 12-hour lot on Spring St, a block behind Main St.
Most sites, shops, and restaurants are centered around Main Street and its side streets, and that downtown area is easily walkable.
- Baird's Tavern, 103 Main St. Historic building, built in 1766 and notable for hosting George Washington in 1783.
- Railway Station, 25 Railroad Ave. Constructed in 1894, as the railway improved Warwick's financial condition by allowing easy transport of dairy products to nearby New York City. The building maintains its architectural appeal, even though it now houses a real estate office.
- Old School Baptist Meeting House (On the green in the center of town). This landmark church-like building was built in 1810, to replace the original 1784 Baptist Meeting House nearby, which had become too small. Now it's owned by the Warwick Historical Society, who maintains it as a historical building.
- W.T. Anderson building, Main St. Built in 1890 as a department store, this noteworthy large brick building (described as "Romanesque Revival") continues to house small retail shops today.
- Christ Church, 50 South St. Home of the Episcopal Church in Warwick, the present church was built in 1976 to replace the original 1865-66 church building that burned down in 1975.
- Warwick Historical Society, 2 Colonial Ave. The Historical Society often hosts temporary exhibits about local history, as well as various events. They can also provide information for a self-guided walking tour to several of the historic buildings in the village center.
- Summer Arts Festival
- Warwick Valley Jazz Festival
- Hudson Valley Jazz Festival (where Richard Kimball performed)
- Greenwood Lake. A separate village within the town of Warwick, Greenwood Lake sits on the shore of the lake with the same name. Lakefront access is limited, but there is a stretch of beach (with a picturesque gazebo) and smaller shops and cafes just a few blocks away.
- Warwick Valley Olive Oil Company, 20 Railroad Ave. Offering a rotating selection of artisanal flavored olive oils and vinegars. Great as gifts or in your own kitchen.
- Candy Apple Shoppe, 60 Main St #1a. High-quality, local, handmade chocolates, and a large selection of candy apples and other treats worth trying.
Warwick boasts a surprising number of restaurants and other eateries, in the village center and within the larger town boundaries. Many are located around Main St and South St, especially in the area immediately around the railroad station.
- Tuscan Cafe, South St, has hot drinks and various baked goods (including vegan options!) made fresh on-site. With eclectic, homey seating and local artists' work on the walls.
- Bellvale Farms Creamery, 1390 NY17-A (outside of the village). Open seasonally. Offers handmade high-quality ice cream, with an amazing view out over the valley.
And further afield:
- Limoncello at the Orange Inn, Goshen. Excellent food, fantastic service.
- Tuxedo Sushi, 233 Route 17, Tuxedo Park, ☏ . Monday to Saturday 11:30AM-9PM. Outstanding sushi with friendly staff. Nicely located just off Rt. 17.
- Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Little York Road. Outside of Warwick center, but still within the town borders, this winery produces wines, ciders, and stronger alcoholic beverages.
- Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, 25 South St (in a refurbished train car). Doubles as a tourist information center and can provide leaflets, maps, and helpful suggestions of what to see or do, based on the time of year you visit.