Some places simply feel like home. I often travel to different villages throughout the Hudson Valley that I have never been to before. It’s interesting to see how different each town is.

Some feel new and exciting while others bring a cozy and warm sense to them. If you have ever been to this town, then you know exactly what I mean.

Orange County is one of the most beautiful counties that I have visited. From hiking and biking trails to dinner on the river and endlessly wineries, it could be featured in a picture-perfect movie scene.

This Orange County town was featured in a Hallmark Channel movie.

Goshen, New York

Goshen was nominated as one of the best small towns to live in. This came as no surprise since it's filled with its own charm and extensive history. There's something for everyone in the family to do there.

LEGOLAND New York Resort

One Legoland Blvd, Goshen NY 10924

LEGOLAND New York Hotel Grand Opening
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LEGOLAND New York Resort has made its home in Goshen. This is not only a theme park but also a resort. The theme park reopens on April 8, 2022, for the 2022 season. On-site, there are rides and attractions, their very own hotel, dining, shopping, and more. LEGOLAND New York Resort also welcomes a new, LEGO City Water Playground for this summer. 

Find out more here.

For those who like to walk, hike, or bike, the Heritage Trail fits everyone's needs.

Joe Fix Its

20 W Main St, Goshen NY 10924

Two mountain bikers riding bike in the forest on dirt road.

If you're looking for a bike rental or to make a purchase, cruise on over to this locally owned bike shop since the 1940s. They also sell ice skates and equipment, snowshoes, bike helmets, lights, and cycling shoes. With its convenient location right in town, you can't miss it.

Find out more here.

Goshen is also known for its horse track and museum.

You may have seen their wooden painted trotters presented throughout the town on residential properties and businesses.

Their race track dates back to the 1800s and when you visit, you also will see the historic sign on site. The track is still in use today.

Harness Racing Museum & Hall Of Fame

240 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924

Portrait of a horse head outdoors in field

Goshen also has a Harness Racing Museum which is a few short steps away from the track. You can tour the museum, learn about the history of this town, join upcoming events and spend time in their gift shop.

Find out more about the museum here.

Goshen has unique shops, businesses, and restaurants right in town.

Catherine's Restaurant

153 Main St, Goshen NY 10924


Known as one of Goshen's favorite restaurants, this spot provides a welcoming sense and suits everyone's needs. They are a family-owned restaurant who take pride in their food, nice atmosphere and look forward to making the experience there memorable.,

You can learn about their story and view the menu here.

Howell's Sunflower Cafe

18 W Main Street, Goshen NY 10924

Cropped image of woman with digital tablet drinking coffee in cafe

This cafe offers exceptional service, great food, and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. From locally made smoothies to homemade pastries and mouthwatering meals, you'll be glad you stopped by.

View their menu here.

Sunset Bay Tanning

39 High St, Goshen NY 10924


Every little town needs a locally owned tanning salon to make them feel good. Not only are there tanning sessions available, but also spray tanning and red light therapy. They offer a free red light therapy session for first-time members to experience the advantages. Red light therapy is being used more than ever to help with seasonal depression.

Take a look at their special pricing and options here.

During the summer months, Goshen offers their Summer Concert series right in town.

You can read the full story here.

Here are other ways you can experience this one of the best small towns in the Hudson Valley.

There's also a historic walking trail that you can view here.

There are also historic markers in Goshen that can be here.

A Hallmark Channel movie was filmed in Goshen in 2021. Read more about it here.


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