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Top Things to Do Near Goshen, NY
If you're visiting our Camp-Resort this season, you'll probably need a few suggestions for things to do outside of our Shawangunk Ridge campground! With all that we have to offer, you won't need to leave our New York campground unless you're itching to explore the surrounding area! Goshen and neighboring towns have plenty of options for family-friendly things to do. Here is a mix of 10 things to do near Goshen, NY to keep in mind for your next stay with us!

Family-Friendly Attractions:

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Explore the history of harness racing at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. With interactive exhibits, a 3D simulator, and an extensive collection of memorabilia. This museum offers a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages, perfect when camping near Goshen, NY.


Orange County Arboretum

Looking for things to do near Goshen, NY? The Orange County Arboretum is a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy nature. Stroll through the gardens, admire the seasonal displays, and participate in one of the many educational programs offered throughout the year.


The Castle Fun Center

For a day of excitement, head to The Castle Fun Center in Chester, just a short drive from Goshen. With go-kart racing, mini-golf, laser tag, an arcade, and more, this entertainment complex has something for everyone in the family.

Top Local Restaurants:

Limoncello at the Orange Inn

For a taste of authentic Italian cuisine, visit Limoncello at the Orange Inn. This charming restaurant offers a range of traditional dishes, including homemade pasta, seafood, and delectable desserts.

Craft 47

Located in the heart of Goshen, Craft 47 is known for its craft beers and wood fire pizzas. Enjoy a variety of small plates made with fresh, local ingredients in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Delancey's Bar & Restaurant

Delancey's Bar & Restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere with a menu featuring American comfort food with a twist. From their delicious burgers to their signature cocktails, this restaurant is a must-visit for a satisfying meal.

Best Nearby Activities:

LEGOLAND New York Resort

Just a short drive from our New Platz camp-resort, LEGOLAND New York Resort is a fantastic destination for families looking for things to do near goshen. With themed rides, interactive attractions, and plenty of LEGO-themed fun, this park offers a full day of entertainment for kids and adults alike.


Storm King Art Center

Immerse yourself in the beauty of large-scale sculptures and contemporary art at Storm King Art Center. This outdoor museum spans 500 acres and features stunning installations set against a backdrop of rolling hills and open fields.

Goshen Historic Track

As the oldest active harness racing track in the United States, the Goshen Historic Track is a must-visit for history buffs and horse racing enthusiasts. Check their schedule for live racing events and enjoy a day at the track.

Brotherhood Winery

Take a tour of the oldest winery in America at Brotherhood Winery in nearby Washingtonville. Sample a variety of wines, explore the historic cellars, and learn about the winemaking process at this picturesque vineyard.

Soons Orchard & Farmer's Market

Visit Soons Orchards & Farmer's Market for a taste of farm-fresh produce and delicious homemade treats. Pick your own apples, enjoy fresh cider and donuts, and browse the farm market for local goodies to take home. 

Hopefully you're able to add a couple of these stops to your itinerary next time you stay with us! Our Camp-Resort is the perfect homebase if you're traveling to New York and interested in Shawangunk Ridge camping. While there is plenty to do at our Camp-Resort, we hope you can venture out to Goshen and other nearby towns to see some of our local favorites!