The 10 Best Things to Do in Central Valley, United States

July 30, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Central Valley is a hamlet in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 1,857 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a census-designated place. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Central Valley

1. Storm King Art Center

1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553-8883 +1 845-534-3115
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 619 reviews

Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world's leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

Reviewed By Joan S - Monroe

We actually went to Storm King Art Center on a cloudy/rainy day and it was an enjoyable experience. The ground are so beautiful and the massive sculptures and exhibits defies the imagination. Means of getting around the grounds are provided if walking is difficult. Make sure you spend time in the museum (especially when the sun is not shining). Make it a whole day.

2. United States Military Academy Visitor Center

2107 New South Post, West Point, NY 10996-2001 +1 845-938-2638
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 608 reviews

United States Military Academy Visitor Center

The premier US military academy.

Reviewed By Sharon L - Palo Alto, California

The Visitor's Center offers a multitude of services. One can pick up reserved tickets for the Academy Tour and shop at the Gift Store. The best part of the center, though, was the exhibit featuring West Point. The explanation of the history of the Academy, a description of the 4 years that the Cadets experience, a replica of a Cadet's room, the importance of the honor code, and more.

A great visit!

3. Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY +1 845-786-2701
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 504 reviews

Bear Mountain State Park

Reviewed By pchack - Deer Park, New York

What a great park to visit just wish perkins memorial tower was open at this time of year. The zoo is free and absolutely amazing with tiny little museums scattered about and fort clinton and indian camps within the zoo. There is also an amazing view of bear mt bridge. A total must see. The other trail right of the zoo was just as cool, it leads you down the mountain to the hudson excursion docks with another cool view of the bridge. And there is a really cool spot to watch the freight trains go by super close!

4. Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery

100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, NY 10992-2262 +1 845-496-3661
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery

Oldest winery in America.

Reviewed By rex e - Union City, New Jersey

Smooth wines, even the dry reds were smooth- dessert wines, ciders, everything is great tasting. $7 person for tastings.
Tours available also, as is dining across the Tasting Room in a Cafe- not cheap though.
Unfortunate to learn sugar is added to some of their wines, not a big fan of adding sugar to anything, but overall a nice day trip.

5. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley, NY 10917-6619 +1 845-928-4000
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Reviewed By Robert-Jan1972 - Brussels, Belgium

If you are intending to visit NY for shopping, you should start in this outlet. Literally al brands are available (over 200 shops) and the experience is very convenience. Free parking, clean center and convenient stores. We visited this outlet just after Easter and still good bargains were available. There are enough food outlets and the staff is generally friendly. After visiting many outlets across the countries, this is definitely my favorite. Don't forget to download the coupons from the web.

6. Jones Farm

190 Angola Rd, Cornwall on Hudson, Cornwall, NY 12518-1110 +1 845-534-4445
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Jones Farm

Located in Cornwall New York, The Shops at Jones Farm is a destination for foodies and shoppers alike! One of the few surviving farms in the Hudson Valley, Jones Farm offers an array of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Our country store is your one stop shop for local produce, eggs, honey and gourmet foods. Our in-house bakery Grandma Phoebe's Kitchen is known in the Hudson Valley for our fresh baked goods, proudly homemade from scratch. The aroma of fresh baked cookies is known to tempt even the most discriminating visitor! In Clearwaters Gift Shop You'll find one of the finest selections of gifts, home decor, and personal accessories in the Hudson Valley. Our Frame shop offers museum quality custom framing, and our gallery is home to fine artwork, antique prints and local photography. Visit during the fall for our hay rides and during the winter for our selection of holiday treats and gifts. No matter the season The Shops at Jones Farm are sure to have something fun to see, do or eat! We Welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of Fresh & Homegrown.

Reviewed By ebrunomidili - Yorktown Heights, New York

Great overall experience at this 100+ yr old farm. Serving tasty food, try the gazpacho and delicious desserts, try the pies! Ate on the patio where there was a pizza oven and pizza made with local ingredients. Yum!

7. Palaia Vineyards Winery

10 Sweet Clover Rd, Highland Mills, NY 10930-2411 +1 845-928-5384
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Palaia Vineyards Winery

Reviewed By Natalie M

The wine tasting itself was lovely. The lady serving us was very sweet, funny, and great as a host. They do serve food here to pick at as well as brunch. The food was good...they have wraps, flat breads, sandwiches and other things to pick at. The wines are all on the sweeter and lighter side for the most part. The bottle itself was priced a little higher than most places in the region....but the tasting itself is definitely worth a stop.

8. New York Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY

600 Route 17a, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987-5038 +1 845-351-5171
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

New York Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY

Reviewed By Rmcgarril - New Milford, New Jersey

My wife and I took a ride to Tuxedo Park, NY this past Sunday to visit the NY Renaissance Faire. This was my first time, and it was a lot of fun. It's amazing to see how many of the paying customers go to the fair in full costume (Maybe I should have said authentic period dress). Some of them are really elaborate, and look great. If you didn't dress for the occasion and want to, you can actually rent costumes there. We booked our tickets online and saved $2.00 off the price of the adult admission ($23 vs. $25). Note: Children under 5 are free. There are also discounts available for groups and for people who purchase tickets in advance at Walgreens/Duane Reade. Check the faire's website for details. Buy the program for $2.00. The map inside the program is really helpful to find you way to the different events. As far as I could tell, all of the shows are free. You can literally spend the entire day walking throughout grounds going from show to show. Sometimes, the show comes to you, almost like a flash mob. Various performers interact with attendees along the paths and trails throughout the day. Our recommendations for shows are; Any of the Jousts, Cirque de Sewer, Sky Kings Falconry & Ded Bobs Comedy/Ventriloquist Act & our personal favorite - Macbeth, Death by Fluffy Kittens. Ded Bob is a bit "R" rated. The humor is that dry-type that little children (And, some adults) won't get the joke. There are all types of food and drink (alocholic & non-alcoholic) available for purchase. There is even a pub crawl. The prices are comparable to what you would pay at a professional sporting event or a concert. The food is actually pretty good. A bottle of water is $4.00. You will definitely need to drink water, or something else, throughout the day as it is a lot of walking and it can get very hot in the summer sun. My tip is to buy a $5.00 VIP ticket, at the information booth, for one of the jousts. For the $5.00 you get to sit in the covered seating area where you get a "free" bottle of water and a "free" pennant Basically, you pay for the water and pennant and get to sit in the shade for free. There are plenty of things to do for both children, and adults. A lot of those things cost extra and some are free. Much of the faire is like an open air market with all types of goods to purchase. Elf ears, face painting, candles, psychic readings, pirate, squire & knight costumes & assorted regalia, etc. You name it, they have it. The overall atmosphere of the place is just plain fun. The faire ends on October 1st, so if you are planning to go, you only have a couple of weekends left. Everything is outside, so make sure you pick a day without rain. We will definitely go again next year, we might even dress the part. They do have "specialty" weekends. This past weekend was "Romantic Weekend." We didn't, however, see anything on the printed schedule of events that told us what was "Romantic" about this particular weekend. I found out after we left that the things that were specifically related to Romance were mark on schedule that is posted on the website with "hearts." So if you are going for a specific weekend theme, make sure you check the website schedule before you go.

9. Museum Village Inc

1010 State Rt 17M, Monroe, NY 10950-1625 +1 845-782-8247
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Museum Village Inc

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history. Exhibits include blacksmith shop, weaving, farm life, candle shop, firehouse, school house, log cabin, energy and the environment and a complete mastodon skeleton (only 1 of 3 in the entire world!). Special events include a Gem & Mineral Show, Summer Tours, Ghost Tours, a Civil War re-enactment (Labor Day Weekend), No Scare Halloween, Thanksgiving Tasting & Christmas In The Village. Check out our website for many more events!

Reviewed By mare92050 - Monroe, New York

The first time I think it would be best to see an informational tour, you can check out your interests afterward. Check for special events. The Civil War reenactment in September is great!
Kids love making and taking candles. My granddaughter thought the chickens were very amusing.

10. West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001 +1 845-938-3590
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

West Point Museum

The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historically significant artifacts pertaining to the United States Military Academy, United States Army and the Profession of Arms. The Museum supplements cadet academic, cultural and military instruction and provides educational programs and services for military and civilian personnel. As a public institution, the museum stimulates interest in the United States Military Academy, the United States Army and the Military profession. In addition to the main museum building in Olmsted Hall, the Museum also administers Fort Putnam which it operates seasonally. The Museum also maintains part of its collection on display on Post with the cannon collection on Trophy Point, The superintendant portraits in the Cadet Mess and artwork in many of the academic and administrative buildings. All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view what is considered to be the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum does not require ID to visit. ID for everyone over 16 will be needed if you plan to tour the Academy grounds. Please visit the West Point Garrision webpage for further visitor information.

Reviewed By Laszlo K - Los Angeles, California

West Point incredible history is displayed in this newly renovated museum. A must see for your kids, yourself and all history buffs

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