The Empire State is a destination that has it all. From the urban mecca of Manhattan to the pristine beauty of the Hudson River towns to the pinewood forests of the Adirondacks, you can discover many different escapes. Long Island is home to gorgeous beaches and upscale residences. Upstate New York, with its lakes, mountains, and trails, is full of outdoor adventures. Find your own personal retreat in New York.

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Yorktown Heights, NY —
The Town That Keeps on Giving!!!

When Bob and I were looking into buying a house in Westchester County, we would always gravitate back to Yorktown Heights. It was the best deal of a suburban town; the schools, the town parks, lakes, two incredible town parks and a beautiful walking trail that goes over Croton dam. It is really a North County trail that goes through Westchester County into Putnam County.

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Bedford, NY —
The 1700's of Bedford, Connecticut to Bedford, New York

Bedford, Connecticut was purchased in 1680. In 1700, the boundaries were redrawn and subsequently it became part of New York. From the earliest period of colonial history, Bedford has kept a decidedly New England aesthetic. As the Revolutionary War ensued, Bedford played a significant part in the formation of early America.

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Midtown East, NY —
The City That Never Sleeps

The Midtown East area of New York City is comprised of Sutton Place, Beekman Place, Turtle Bay and Tudor City.

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Pound Ridge, NY —
Pound Ridge, God’s County

Pound Ridge is the smallest town in Westchester County and is often referred to as God's County because of it's picturesque country setting. Weekenders and full time residents alike are drawn to it's open space and small close knit community. In the 1930s, Hiram Halle, a New York inventor and businessman, moved to Pound Ridge and began restoring houses damaged by the British during the Revolution. The real estate attracted actors, writers, artists and musicians seeking a getaway from Manhattan. Benny Goodman, among the first of them, was so enraptured that he wrote a song titled “Pound Ridge”. Residents have included celebrities like the Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, the actor Richard Gere and the newscaster Tom Brokaw.

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Warwick, NY —
Shop 'Til You Drop

I love to window shop eclectic Main Street, with its quaint country flair. The individual-owned boutiques and eateries are as diverse as my mood. This historic row of merchantry reminds me how people have been village shopping and socializing for well over a century here.

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Warwick, NY —
An Apple a Day

Warwick is known for it’s apple picking, with multiple orchards beckoning weekend guests with children hungry for the outdoors and hay maze fun.

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Warwick, NY —
Winter Holiday on Main

Everyone likes a special place to create winter season memories. Warwick supplies the magic - all that's missing is you!

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Warwick, NY —
The Nosh Around Town

Quaint country towns always deliver when it comes to good food and drink. Warwick is no exception. Known for it's annual Applefest and ample sources of fine wines and craft beers, this is an idyllic location for family and friends to indulge.

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Warwick, NY —
Sports Anyone?

Blessed with a stellar geography, Warwick is nestled among the hilly terrain of the Adirondack Trail, deep within the Hudson Valley. It surrounds areas of the Wallkill River, Wickham Lake and Greenwood Lake among other bodies of water.

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Washington Slept Here

The town’s history is truly unrivaled. The historic society here went to extreme pains to preserve 9 historic sites that truly will delight the historian in you. Here are some recommended stops. I love it because the quaint bed & breakfasts, local boutiques, fine to casual eateries, coffee shops and weekly farm markets are all integrally back-dropped by Warwick’s rich history. It truly is a testament to our meticulous efforts at preservation as a community. Having served on the historical society, my interest in history is central to my love for what’s here.

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A Day in the Country

With an upscale, yet rustic vibe, Warwick has a chic New York style all its own. Nurturing history’s finest preservation, and a flair for artisanal food and farm markets, it’s all about celebrating the simple pleasures in life. There is always a festival or happening--done to the nines. Warwick is a town that anyone can enjoy, with its mix of boutique commerce, historic sites, art and beautiful landscapes lending to an endless litany of outdoor activities. Here, you can revel in a do-nothing weekend, or go for it all. It is the ultimate escape to the country, but when it’s time to go out, it’s got a killer list of entertainments that will get you socializing faster than you can say, “New York.”

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North County Bike Trailway

This quiet scape of picturesque lake communities is perfect for the active, contemplative or easygoing lifestyle. Travel through time in the Somers Hamlet Historic District and learn about the Elephant Hotel, which serves as the Town Hall but also, fascinatingly enough plays an important role in the history of the American circus! Resources for recreation are plentiful with your choice of several town parks and the span of the Angle Fly Preserve. Or maybe, you too will find your peace of mind along the North County Trailway.

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