Introduction to New Windsor, New York

New Windsor, New York, in Orange county, is 30 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut and 51 miles N of New York, 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.

New Windsor Almanac

County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes12553
Phone Area Codes914,845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.47
Approximate Longitude-74.02

New Windsor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cold Spring1,834$113,482
Vails Gate3,309$65,660

New Windsor Public Schools

Cornwall Central High School
10 Dragon Dr
ZIP: 12553
(845) 534-8009
Total Enrollment 1073
Heritage Middle School
405 Union Ave
ZIP: 12553
(845) 563-3750
Total Enrollment 870
Kaplan Career Academy
623 Blooming Grove Turnpike
ZIP: 12553
(845) 522-8460
Total Enrollment 60
Little Britain Elementary School
1160 Little Britain Rd
ZIP: 12553
(845) 497-4000
Total Enrollment 468
New Windsor School
175 Quassaick Ave
ZIP: 12553
(845) 563-3700
Total Enrollment 622
Temple Hill School
525 Union Ave
ZIP: 12553
(845) 568-6450
Total Enrollment 1008
Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School
400 Old Forge Hill Rd
ZIP: 12553
(845) 563-7900
Total Enrollment 578

New Windsor Private Schools

Hudson Hills Academy
1145 Little Britain Rd Ste 100
ZIP: 12553
Total Enrollment 54
Little Harvard
63 Lawrence Ave
ZIP: 12553
Total Enrollment 16
Windsor Academy
271 Quassaick Ave
ZIP: 12553
Total Enrollment 15
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