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Lego Illustration Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

LEGOLAND New York Resort Now Open

The Orange County Tourism & Film team is incredibly excited to share that LEGOLAND® New York Resort is officially open for fun. The 150-acre park is located in Goshen, New York.

“We are thrilled that LEGOLAND® New York Resort is officially open to all!” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “LEGOLAND® New York Resort will not only benefit Orange County, but it will have a tremendous economic benefit in the Hudson Valley region and the entirety of New York. I know I can’t wait to go explore LEGOLAND® New York Resort!”

After starting construction in 2018, LEGOLAND® New York Resort opened all seven of their themed lands to the general public on Friday morning. Attending the grand opening was Gov. Andrew Cuomo, joined by other elected officials and regional tourism partners who marked the opening of the theme park by flipping a power switch.

LEGOLAND® New York Resort features a theme park with seven uniquely themed worlds, filled with attractions for the whole family. The theme park also includes a variety of dining options, as well as stores to purchase your favorite LEGO® products. A 250-room resort accompanies the theme park, offering patrons the chance to stay in either pirate, kingdom, Lego Friends or LEGO® NINJAGO® themed rooms. The LEGOLAND® hotel will start accepting reservations on August 6.

The addition of LEGOLAND® New York Resort increases the number of major attractions in New York State that currently reside in Orange County. Sitting 50 miles away from New York City, Orange County provides recreational activities, history, shopping, arts and culture, dining and more for all ages. Enjoy a tasting at one of the numerous wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries or enjoy the outdoors, rafting down the Delaware River or hiking the Appalachian Trail. Orange County provides fun for all ages throughout the entire year, making the area a premier North East destination.

About Orange County Tourism & Film

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging and events can be found at Orange County Tourism and Film. Like Orange County Tourism on Facebook for the latest news on local happenings.


Discover Outdoors Foundation: Hike-a-Thon

Discover Outdoors Foundation announces their fifth annual Hike-a-Thon, to take place on June 9, 2019. Add meaning to your miles at this annual fundraising event that helps under-resourced students get out of the city and into the great outdoors. Funds raised by hikers support the Foundation’s zero-cost, year-long mentorship programs for New York high school students, Young Women Who Crush and Advanced Leadership Training Adventures. 


Returning for its fifth year, the Hike-a-Thon brings individuals and teams of fundraisers together for a day of hiking on the Appalachian trail. The full hike spans eighteen miles of Harriman State Park, and participants have the option of shorter courses: the nine mile, two peak challenge over West and Bear Mountains, or the four mile loop over the Bear Mountain Summit. At the end of the day, Hike-a-Thon participants will gather at Bear Mountain State Park for a picnic and award ceremony celebrating top fundraisers. All participants will receive a t-shirt, prize pack, and free entry to the picnic.  

With each step, hikers move towards a more adventurous world for New York City youth who have fewer opportunities to experience the magic of the New York wilderness. The Discover Outdoors Foundation’s Young Women Who Crush program brings female high school students on rock climbing excursions that equip them to move mountains in their daily lives. The Foundation’s Advanced Leadership Training Adventures program hones high school students’ leadership and outdoor skills, teaches environmental stewardship, and builds a path for careers in the outdoors industry.