Explore the hidden gems in Orange County

| 18 Jul 2017 | 01:19

GOSHEN — The Hudson Valley has long been a popular summer destination, but there are several little known spots that most visitors are overlooking.
These hidden gems of Orange County, are not as widely promoted but offer spectacular views and experiences just off the beaten path.
“These are some local favorites that residents return to over and over again,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Each of them offers an inside look at our culture of the Hudson Valley.”
Top hidden gems include:
• Elks-Brox Park: Route 97, Port Jervis
Magnificent view of the Neversink Valley and the Delaware River. The mountain top overlooks Historic Port Jervis, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Eleven miles of groomed hiking trails, picnic and barbecue areas. Open dawn to dusk.
Call 845-858-4000 or visit portjervisny.org/about/attractions.
• Pacem in Terris: 96 Covered Bridge Road, Warwick
A garden place with sculptures by internationally known artist Frederick Franck. Chamber music series.
Open May through October, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.
Visit frederickfranck.org.
• Seligmann Center for the Arts: 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf
Located on the estate of the famous surrealist painter and sculptor Kurt Seligmann. An intimate collection of modern sculptures set into the landscape.
Call 845-469-9459 or visit occitizensfoundation.org.
• Gomez Mill House: 11 Mill House Road, Marlboro
Oldest manor house in Orange County and the earliest Jewish residence in America featuring the 1714 Mill House, ice house, restored mill and dam.
It was a fur trading post and home to merchants, patriots, farmers, craftsmen and statesmen.
National Register of Historic Places.
Call 845-236-3126 or visit Gomez.org.
Essential information
• Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page - Orange County Tourism NY - is a guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences for visitors.
• Also visit Orange County Tourism’s website www.orangetourism.org or call 845-615-3860.