Greenwood Lake, a community built on and around the large lake of the same name in Orange County is one of the Hudson Valley's most popular tourist destinations. With all the summer activity on the lake - swimming, boating, fishing and just lazing around, it's no wonder people love to visit. But Greenwood Lake isn't just another pretty place. It's hopping with activities all summer long, and the month of June is a perfect example of just how seriously this community takes its entertainment!

Greenwood Lake RegattaIn June and kicking off the summer season is Greenwood Lake's annual "Celebrate the Lake" week, June 1-9. This week of activities starts with the East Arm Rowing Club Regatta on Sunday, June 2,. This annual race is hosted by Greenwood Lake's own rowing club and some of the premier rowing clubs from around the region will compete. Spectators are invited to watch the competition, and we recommend viewing from a comfortable seat on the front deck of the Waterstone Inn, located just three doors down from the rowing club!

The following Saturday, June 8 is the Greenwood Lake Street Fair, from 11 am to 5 pm. All along Windemere Street, over forty retailers, food vendors and craftspeople sell their wares. Enjoy live music, costumes and family fun.

Greenwood Lake Restaurant Week spans the whole week-long celebration June 1-9. This is a new addition to Celebrate the Lake week. Restaurants offer food and drink specials highlighting their best menus. There are fifteen restaurants in Greenwood Lake, and another fifteen within five miles, many of which will be participating, offering a wide variety of ethnic and American food, barbecue and more.

On Saturday, June 22, the Greenwood Lake American Legion sponsors its annual Bicycle Rodeo for children up to 12 years old. Kids can show off their biking skills and learn valuable safety lessons as well. The event is held from 11am – 1pm at the Legion Hall, 40 Mountain Lakes Lane.

Appalachian Trail Day is held on June 27, and highlights the historic trail which passes nearby. The trail, which stretches from Maine to Georgia, was a passageway for Native Americans and later for settlers traveling the eastern seaboard in the early days of the United States. Trail officials and enthusiasts will explain aspects of the trail, its history and conservation at Greenwood Lake's  access point, Vista Trail. The event is free and open to the public.

Greenwood Lake EventsAnd since it's so close to June, we have to mention the Fourth of July celebration at Greenwood Lake. The day starts with a great parade down Main Street (Windemere St.) at 11 am. The fireworks over the lake start around dusk. We recommend what lots of local residents do, observing from the water onboard a boat on the lake.

Can a village pack more into a month? See you next month in Greenwood Lake!

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originally posted at Greenwood Lake NY Celebrates the Lake in June