I was driving up the road today enjoying the seasonal views, which in the Hudson Valley means enhanced views of the mountains ... so much so that you have no doubt you are in a valley. In Cornwall, they seem to encircle you; you get the feeling that you are in one big bowl!
To provide enough water for its millions, New York City owns and maintains reservoirs in upstate New York. When it decided where to locate these reservoirs, it did not matter if a town stood on the desired spot ... open the flood gates, bye-bye town. Thankfully, Cornwall escaped this cruel fate.
I drove past the new road, leading to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. The Town added an entry on Angola Road and will eventually close the access road from Route 9W. And the new road's entrance is opposite the historic Cromwell Manor Inn. From this vantage point the views are spectacular ... as I crest the hill, I can see the Hudson River flowing at the base of Storm King Mountain.
Up the road apiece, I reach the entrance to Jones Farm & Country Store ... my car wants to make a left ... but I fight it. Delectable pies, apple-cider donuts, fudge and one of the best little gift shops in the area, Clearwaters. And of course, farm animals ... one of my favorite stops along Angola Road.
My mission today is business, so I head toward the traffic circle and make my stops at Cornwall Plaza, the town's compact mall of stores, post office, banks, restaurants and offices, now adjacent to the new 55+ condo development (Canterbury Green), which is nearing completion.
The town looks so different when the leaves fall and the flowers fade, less perfect, less picturesque but nature shines through!
As I make my way back home, the only view that looks the same ... the for-sale signs! We have an impressive inventory of homes on the market in Cornwall, New York. If you are thinking of buying a home, now is the time, this is the place, and I am your Realtor.
Cornwall is my home, and I highly recommend it! It is a lovely town ... always has been. While sailing up the Hudson in 1609, Henry Hudson made an unexpected left turn. Cornwall's beauty drew him in, and it will you too.
Copyright © 2008 Marie P. Meyer
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