Come and Visit Goshen
Encouraging economic growth
Up-to-date facilities like those for the Minkus Family Farms on Maple Avenue are being built to accommodate the new businesses attracted by our available real estate zoned for commercial use. There are investors interested in the produce packing plants that process for the national market our local vegetables generated by the rich resources of the Drowned Lands.
The ORMC Medical Arts Center, conveniently located on Hatfield Lane, is one of
our modern facilities providing comprehensive services. Nearby are the offices of specialized physicians whose practices are readily available to address the medical needs of our local citizens.
Small enterprises flourish in our community. There has been a long tradition of our farmers using the abundant apple and pear crops to create home-brewed beverages. This custom formed the basis of small distilling outlets at former farm operations, such as the Orange County Distillery on Maloney Lane at Brown Barn Farms. Its comfortable tasting room entices visitors to linger and enjoy the beautiful rural views.
Appreciate our agricultural setting
The breathtaking beauty of our open landscape is only matched by the superior fertility of the unique black dirt soil formed by prehistoric wetlands. A thriving agricultural economy distinguishes this large area that produces its famed onion variety, an assortment of root vegetables and floral nursery plants. The gently rolling hills, the open fields of grains and the dairy-dotted meadows astonish visitors who marvel at the wonderful mix of rural habitat and commercial enterprises coexisting within the community.
Protect our people and property
Peace and tranquility are hallmarks of local life as the diligent police force uses its resources to insure safety and a feeling of contentment. The 911 Call Center is housed here and provides for quick and appropriate responses for any emergency situation.
The local area hosts many fine hotels and restaurants and perhaps one of the most interesting in the Town of Goshen is the Glenmere Mansion. The former country residence of a wealthy New York City investor in the 1920s, this structure was recently restored to its glittering original state and now welcomes guests for overnight stays and dining service. The manicured grounds form an elegant site for special events.
Our youth are a special treasure. Educational opportunities abound at the Orange Ulster BOCES center on Gibson Road. A particular asset is its programming to prepare students, young adults and the general population envisioning jobs in the construction trades. For leisure time enjoyment our youth have access to a large park along the Craigville Road that has designated fields for different sporting events.
Provide recreational opportunities
The Heritage Trail crisscrosses the town. This popular hiking route originated from the former tracks of the Erie Railroad that arrived in 1841. The right of way through our town forms an integral part of the trail that extends from Middletown to Harriman. This paved path is easily accessible and is used by young and old alike because it is well graded and passes by startlingly beautiful vistas. Walkers and bikers alike are charmed by the variety of flora and fauna visible by the trailside. Benches along the way make for relaxing stops along the route.
Our long standing commitment to the welfare of our senior citizens is clearly seen by the presence of the Valley View Rehabilitation and Nursing Home on Glenmere Cove Road. Originally established in 1838 as a refuge for the poor, it has evolved over the past 175 years into a respected facility that addresses a large variety of medical goals for both short term and extended periods of health care. It caters to the particular needs of our elder population with great attentiveness. Visitors to the facility are fascinated by the distinctive architectural styles of the buildings erected through the years to service its growing population and increasing variety of resources available for adult care.
Since colonial times Goshen has a long and distinguished history of providing
heroic men and women who served our country in military roles. There are many
monuments and markings in local cemeteries to designate the graves of those who
chose to defend our nation. Perhaps the most significant is the Orange County
Veterans Cemetery along Craigville Road. This special sanctuary is a serene burial location where one can reflect on the dedication of heroes, both past and present, whose efforts have provided the freedoms we enjoy today. Here we cherish the memories of those to whom we are grateful for their selfless contributions to our society.