Warwick is less than an hour and a half outside New York City, but with its beautiful countryside and its quaint downtown streets, it couldn't feel any farther away from the city. The wineries and vineyards are some of the area's main attractions, and depending on the season, there are also some family farms and orchards you can visit to pick your own apples, pumpkins, or strawberries. Bellvale Farms Creamery is the perfect place to stop for some homemade ice cream, but if you want something more substantial, there are some excellent steakhouses, Italian restaurants, and pubs.
1.Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
© Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Nestled in the foothills of the Hudson Valley, the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery produces delicious wines, ciders, brandies, and liqueurs made with fresh fruit grown right in the valley. All of the wines and spirits are available for purchase, and if you want to try before you buy, you can visit the beautiful year-round tasting room. Live music is held every weekend, and in September and October, there's a u-pick apple orchard. The on-site cafe offers pizzas, sandwiches, and salads, and during the summer, there's an extended food menu with items like lobster, steak, and burgers.
114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-258-4858
Masker Orchards was first established as a family-run commercial apple orchard in 1913, and since 1972, it's been a "Pick-It-Yourself" orchard. There are 14 different types of apples to choose from, and visitors are charged for each bag of apples they bring home. There's also a charming country store selling fresh apple cider, apple pies, jams, maple syrup, and other local products. The apple picking season typically runs from the end of August until mid-October, but different varieties of apples are ready at different times, and the orchard's website offers up-to-date information about which varieties are ready each week.
45 Ball Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-1058
3.Pacem in Terris Sculpture Garden
© Pacem in Terris Sculpture Garden
Created by the Dutch artist Frederick Franck, who spent much of his adult life in Warwick, the Pacem in Terris Sculpture Garden is a peaceful six-acre property dotted with more than 70 whimsical sculptures made of glass, metal, and wood. Many of the sculptures have a meditative, spiritual feel to them, and the property also features a labyrinth cut into the grassy lawn and a "transreligious chapel" where visitors are free to pray or meditate. The garden is open to the public on weekends and holidays between May and September, and there is no admission fee.
96 Covered Bridge Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-4329
Conveniently located right in Warwick, Mount Peter has been a ski destination since 1936, making it the oldest ski area in New York State. The slopes are famously family-friendly; 10 of the 14 runs are blue or green, and free lessons are offered for beginners on weekends and holidays. Private and group lessons are available during the week as well, but if you'd rather do something than ski or snowboard, there's also a 600-foot tubing run. Equipment rentals are available if needed, and the resort also offers a gift shop and a friendly pub that hosts live music on the weekends.
51 Old Mt Peter Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-4940
© Ochs Orchard
Occupying 100 acres overlooking the Warwick Valley, Ochs Orchard is a beautiful fruit farm that has been family owned and operated for four generations. Their farm market is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. year-round, and in addition to selling fresh fruits and vegetables grown right on the property, it offers a delicious selection of butters, jams and jellies, farm fresh eggs, and other local items. Between June and October, visitors can also head out into the orchard to pick their own fruit, with highlights including strawberries in June, apples in the fall, and pumpkins in October.
4 Ochs Ln, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-1591
6.Bellvale Farms Creamery
© Bellvale Farms Creamery
Established in 1819, the Bellvale Farms Creamery is a family-run dairy farm that has been producing high-quality dairy products for seven generations. They make more than 50 flavors of specialty ice cream, but if you want to try some, you'll have to visit their on-site ice cream parlor between the beginning of April and the end of October. Sorbet and frozen yogurt options are available as well, and custom cakes can be made with at least a week's notice. Between June and October, visitors can also make a reservation to take a tour of the farm on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
1390 NY-17A, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-988-1818
© Clearview Vineyard
Surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Warwick Valley, Clearview Vineyard is an excellent place to visit if you love wine and good food. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday between April and the middle of December, and although there's plenty of space inside, there's also a lovely wooden patio so guests can sit outside when the weather is nice. The tastings include six different wines and a souvenir wine glass to bring home, and wine can also be purchased by the glass to enjoy along with a fruit and cheese board.
35 Clearview Ln, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-651-2838
8.Albert Wisner Library
© Albert Wisner Library
The Albert Wisner Library started out as a private collection of books, but it was donated to the public in 1927, and it's now a welcoming community gathering spot housed inside a 20,000-square-foot facility. Library cards are available to all Warwick Valley residents free of charge, and visitors are always welcome to come read the books and use the library computers during opening hours. The museum also offers a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all ages, including children's story time, cooking classes and competitions, mahjong and chess games, and Monday afternoon movies.
1 McFarland Dr, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-1047
9.Demarest Hill Winery
© Demarest Hill Winery
Owned and operated by an Italian winemaker and his wife, Demarest Hill Winery offers a wide range of beverages and an unforgettable tasting experience. Many of the wines are made with grapes grown in the winery's own vineyard, and in addition to reds and whites, the selection includes port, non-alcoholic wine, and ice wine. The owner also makes a delicious selection of ciders, brandies, fruit wines, and liquors as well as an assortment of balsamic vinegars. The winery is open every day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and tastings are available for a small fee.
81 Pine Island Turnpike, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-4723
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10.Yesterdays Irish Pub
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A cozy pub with an extensive food and drink menu, Yesterdays Irish Pub offers a little taste of Ireland in Warwick. They're open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and the menu offers everything from hearty beef stew to lobster ravioli. If you have a sweet tooth, you can also enjoy one of the seasonal desserts made by the in-house pastry chef. The restaurant also has a banquet room that can be booked for private events with up to 80 guests, and they can provide custom catering for both on-premise and off-premise events.
29 Main St, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-1904
The Landmark Inn was originally a family farmhouse, but it was converted into a restaurant in 1953, and although it's changed hands several times since then, it has maintained its reputation as one of the best restaurants in town. The menu changes regularly, but guests can typically expect to find a mouthwatering selection of pasta, fish, and meat dishes, and the extensive wine list ensures you'll find the perfect beverage to accompany your meal. Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday, and guests can choose to sit in either the formal dining room or the more casual bar area.
526 NY-94, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-986-5444
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Part of a conscious lifestyle space with a spa and wellness center, Conscious Fork is a vegan cafe and juice bar with an affordable, seasonally inspired menu. Many of the fruits and vegetables served here are grown at the nearby Black Dirt Farm, and both breakfast and lunch options are available. In addition to nourishing juices and smoothies, the drink menu features coffee, tea, and local kombucha on tap. The cafe also offers multi-day juice cleanse packages, and customers will receive a 50% off discount for many of the center's spa amenities for the duration of their cleanse.
14 Railroad Ave, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-988-5253
© Silvio's Villa
Housed inside an 18th-century Georgian mansion, Silvio's Villa is an elegant Italian restaurant that specializes in the classics. Local ingredients are used as much as possible, and the menu changes with the seasons, although you can be sure there will always be pasta dishes, fresh salads, and an excellent selection of fish and meat. There are always vegetarian options as well, and gluten-free pasta is available for a surcharge. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and from time to time, it hosts open mic nights, live music, and other special events.
274 NY-94, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-987-1500
Open since 1965, the Crystal Inn is a popular steakhouse that sources all its meat from local producers who raise their livestock without antibiotics and on natural pasture. Meat lovers will be spoiled for choice here — the menu offers everything from hangar steak to pork chops to classic chicken dishes — but there's a small selection of vegetarian dishes as well. There's also a more casual pub menu that offers sandwiches, burgers, and individual pizzas with your choice of toppings. If you want to finish your meal with something sweet, there are freshly made desserts, decadent coffee drinks, and a selection of ports and sweet liqueurs.
12 Amity Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-258-4232
14 Best Things to Do in Warwick, NY
- Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Photo: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
- Masker Orchards, Photo: ZoomTeam/stock.adobe.com
- Pacem in Terris Sculpture Garden, Photo: Pacem in Terris Sculpture Garden
- Mount Peter, Photo: bernardbodo/stock.adobe.com
- Ochs Orchard, Photo: Ochs Orchard
- Bellvale Farms Creamery, Photo: Bellvale Farms Creamery
- Clearview Vineyard, Photo: Clearview Vineyard
- Albert Wisner Library, Photo: Albert Wisner Library
- Demarest Hill Winery, Photo: Demarest Hill Winery
- Yesterdays Irish Pub, Photo: Yesterdays Irish Pub
- Landmark Inn, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Conscious Fork, Photo: Nicolas Faramaz/stock.adobe.com
- Silvio's Villa, Photo: Silvio's Villa
- Crystal Inn, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Town Of Warwick