all fall down in Warwick & Bellvale, NY

October 22nd, 2017 by Mr. C

(Bellvale Farms in Bellvale, NY)


I felt crummy that I couldn’t commit to the all day Tour De Bronx ride today, an annual free bicycle ride that tours the borough of the Bronx. But fortunately, the day wasn’t completely wasted as we took a half day jaunt into the beautiful countryside of Warwick, NY and the surrounding farmland and quaint villages to reset the internal battery. It’s always a treat to get away from the outskirts of the City especially during late October to witness the changing of the guards of fall foliage. This area of the lower Hudson Valley of NY from Bear Mountain to Seven Lakes Drive, all the way to Orange County where the NY Renaissance Fair lives including Warwick, Bellvale, and all points to Woodbury, NY is easily my favorite destinations in NY State to spend a day away from Metropolitan NYC. Hiking, biking, motorcycling, & even just driving through these parts is a treat!

(The first stop since we were passing by here anyway before heading towards Pennings Farms, Orchards and Market was the Bellvale Farms Creamery. The Creamery wasn’t open until 12p but we made a quick pit stop here to take a few photos before the hordes of ice cream aficionados pack the line.)

(Backdrop behind the Creamery)

(We drive about a mile down the road to the actual Bellvale Farms to take a peek of the source of where the natural ingredients are harvested)

(The next stop was to the Village of Warwick. Destination – Noble Pies Cafe. We found out the cafe storefront of Noble Pies was permanently closed. So we headed to their original location where the actual magic of pie making takes place.)

(Farmers market in downtown Warwick)

(Noble Pies on Rt 94)

(Apple Pie @ Noble Pies. Fresh pies made from fruits picked at the local orchards. Apples are from nearby Och Orchards. the pies here are amazing including sweet and the savory variety. I have tried the Apple, Pumpkin, & Rhubarb and they were all amazing! My friend is attracted to their savory meat pies like Shepards Pie and their Chicken Curry variety!)

(We get in the car and drive a few blocks down to Pennings Farms, Orchard & Market. This is an amazing space of farm, orchards, market, beer garden, cider orchard, food court, & play garden for adults & kids alike!)

(enjoyed this bbq brisket sandwich with beer cheese!)

(Pennings Cider Orchards/Distillery – 21 and over only!)

(After soaking in mucho sun & fun at Pennings Farm, we head back to Bellvale Farms Creamery for some ice cream! But before that we wanted to drive by the grounds of The Warwick Drive-In Movie Theater – one of the only standing and operating outdoor car drive-in movie theatres in our area! The Warwick Drive-In was a stones throw away from Pennings Farm.)

(It looks like Blade Runner 2049 is playing here!)

(Finally, we return back to the scene of the crime, the Bellvale Farms Creamery for a cold one for the road!)

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