Monroe New York is a picturesque Village and Town in Orange County, NY. Originally settled as the Town of Cheesecocks in 1799 and later renamed Monroe after President James Monroe in 1818, Monroe is approximately one hour from New York City. The community is still sought after today due to its numerous lakes, large centrally located park and close proximity to shopping and recreation. Here are five fun things to do while you’re in Monroe NY:
Walk around the Monroe roofers monroe la ponds – Long a destination for the fitness community due to its large walking path that envelopes the Monroe ponds in the village center, the Monroe ponds takes you from the newly finished movie theater in town to Airport Park and into the main village street.
Visit Museum Village – Capitalizing on the history of the area, Museum Village hosts a blacksmith, hand operated print shop, broom shop and schoolhouse from the early 1800s. There are numerous activities to choose from and something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Go to the annual Cheese Festival – The annual Cheese Festival is an entertainment staple in the area. The festival was initially created to celebrate the village’s rich history of cheese making including serving as the humble starting point for Velveeta cheeses. Today the celebration continues with many cheeses to try and an assortment of local businesses to sample as you walk through the village.
Go shopping at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets – Home to over two-hundred and twenty designer outlet stores including Saks Off 5th Avenue, Gucci, Prada and Coach, the Woodbury Common is the shopping mecca for bargain hunters in the New York City metro area. Each year there are visitors who arrives by the tens of thousands to shop at the Woodbury Common during the unofficial national day of sales, Black Friday.
Take a hike through Bear Mountain – There are many recreational options that await on Bear Mountain including hiking, swimming, camping and picnic groves. During the winter months you’ll find ice skaters and skiers taking on the slopes of Bear Mountain.
Monroe New York is perfect for day trips from New York City with its access to MetroNorth transit, regular bus lines traveling to the city and easy access to major interstates that run through New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. People seeking a more relaxed year round lifestyle in Monroe will find an array of homes to choose from like waterfront lake homes, luxury estate properties and conveniently located condos and townhouse communities.