The Sporting Life
Millbrook is Hunt Country and its residents do love horse; horse farms dot the landscape and premier equestrian events such as Fitch's Corner Horse Trials and the Millbrook Horse Trials, attract competitors and spectators from the tri-state region and beyond.
A few minutes drive from the Village is Orvis Sandanona. Shooting and fly-fishing schools are held throughout the year at this oldest licensed shooting grounds in the nation. Tamarack Preserve and Nine-Partners Pheasant Farm also offer sporting clays and an archery course.
For the Epicure
In addition to a variety of exceptional dining options, Millbrook boasts one of the top-rated New York State wineries; visitors can take a guided tour of Millbrook Vineyards & Winery and taste world-class wines while enjoying spectacular Hudson Valley views. Before visiting the winery, you can pack a picnic lunch from items fresh from the Farmers' Market (Memorial Day weekend - end of October). With an array of organic breads, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and other Hudson Valley products, the festive open-air market is the place to be on a Saturday morning.
Gardens & Trails
A Chinese - style cup garden with a 40 acre lake & walking trails, a stroll through Innisfree Garden is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon (May-October). To experience a variety of ecosystems, visit the Cary Institute; miles of hiking trails will take you through diverse habitats (open April 1st - October 31st). For a picnic in the park, try Tribute Gardens, located right in the Village of Millbrook and close to shops and restaurants.
And Don't Miss...
A trip to Millbrook would not be complete without a stop at Wing's Castle. Adjacent to Millbrook Vineyards and sharing its Hudson Valley views, the castle was built by local artists Peter and Toni Wing using salvaged materials. Featured on HGTV's Extreme Homes, the castle is open to the public for tours (May 30th -Christmas, wed-sun).