Outdoor Montgomery activities abound in this unique New York destination. Outdoor lovers won't be able to get enough of the many recreational options available to them while staying at a warm Montgomery bed and breakfast. Wake up to homemade breakfast made by friendly inn keepers to get you fueled for your day. Montgomery, New York is a small town in Orange County, and is named after an American Revolutionary War general named Richard Montgomery. There's a lot of history here, but also a lot of outdoor exploring to do while visiting. Within the town of Montgomery lies the Village of Montgomery, an even smaller community.
1. Farmer's Market
Old post office slab
Sample the sweet taste of fresh blueberries, strawberries, carrots and tomatoes at Montgomery Village's Farmer's Market. If you visit in spring or summer, you can stop by the open air market on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local farmers sell their fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some other sweet offerings, such as baked goods and treats. Walk around the village afterwards to take in the sights and sounds of this tight-knit community through Montgomery activities.
2. Benedict Farm Park
1675 State Route 17K
Montgomery, NY 12549
If you've got kids who need to let out a little energy, head to the playground at Benedict Farm Park. This relatively new playground caters to two different age groups: one portion is for little ones ages two to five, while the other is for older kids ages five to 12. It's just one part of a 100-acre parcel of land that began development back in 1999. There's also a community garden here, stretched out over two acres of high ground. The common area features a picnic table surrounded by fruit trees and berry bushes. Go for a hike or job, or watch the birds and butterflies.
3. Twin Islands Fishing Park
Outside of Walden on River Road
Twin Islands Fishing Park is a nice sanctuary away from the city. It's a small park but offers a fishing area with benches where fishing enthusiasts can cast a line and wait for their big catch. This deep water fishing area yields fish such as Rock Bass, Perch, Sunnies and Smallmouth Bass. Use live bait to make your catch from the local bait and tackle shops.
4. Riverfront Park
Off Bailey Road on Farm Meadow Lane
Riverfront Park sits in the center part of town, offering a beachfront area ideal for fishing. There are walking trails where you can take a scenic stroll, or picnic tables where you can rest and enjoy a bite to eat. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy shallow water fishing off a platform for Smallmouth Bass.
Outdoor lovers will enjoy these and more Montgomery activities when visiting New York. Find a Montgomery inn by searching BBOnline's comprehensive listing of area accommodations. Search by parameters that are important to you, taking into consideration your budget, desired location, amenities and area attractions.