Introduction to New Windsor, New York
New Windsor History
New Windsor was formed in 1762 and named after Windsor, England. After Evans vacated his patent sometime in the late 1690s, the land closest to the Hudson River was organized under the control of Precinct of the Highlands. New Windsor was the Continental Army's depot during the Revolutionary War.
New Windsor and nearby Attractions
- Washington Headquarters Monument
- Museum of the Hudson Highlands
- New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
- Blue Mountain Reservation
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Hudson Highlands State Park
Things To Do In New Windsor
New Windsor offers easy access to a number of historic sites and museums, including the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the West Point Museum, the Washington Headquarters Monument, the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site and the Mount Gulian Historic Site. Hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking and camping are available at the Hudson Highlands State Park, James Baird State Park and Palisades Interstate Park. The Bergen County Zoological Park, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Glen Rock Arboretum and the Maritime Aquarium are all accessible from New Windsor.
New Windsor Transportation
Stewart International is the nearest major airport.
New Windsor Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Marist College, Dutchess Community College, SUNY College at New Paltz and Rockland Community College.