The Village of Greenwich, situated on the Batten Kill, is a rural waterfront community that appreciates, stewards, and sustains its many resources. The Batten Kill, a nationally recognized trout stream, provides a dramatic backdrop for the village which has been called “the most extraordinary, beautiful and architecturally intact village in all of upstate New York”.
It’s vibrant, walkable district is host to the Whipple City Festival in summer and the Greenwich Downtown Harvest Festival. Thousands flock to the downtown during the holiday season for the Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade.
It is the heart of a diverse economy that supports a niche of early American art and furniture. Nineteenth-century storefronts line Main Street and provide distinctive dining and shopping in a historic small town environment.
The Village and the surrounding Town are home to eight churches, three new car dealerships, a state of the medical facility, a regional Y and Washington County’s first Brewery.
The Greenwich Central School is known as one of the best public school systems in the Capital Region. It’s strong academic programming is supplemented by one of the best Future Farmers of America chapters in New York States. In the 1990’s, Greenwich became the first public school in New York to implement an Integrated Pest Management program.
Dining and Shopping
Downtown Greenwich is home to many cafes & restaurants stretched along Main Street. This area hosts a wide mix of shops and services, all locally owned and catering to the community.
Parks and Recreation
There are half a dozen pocket parks scattered around the Village of Greenwich including Gannon Park which features a splash pad and Little Fenway, a whiffle ball park. The Town maintains a beach along the banks of the Batten Kill and the NY Department of Environmental Conservation maintains the 450 acre Carter Pond Wildlife Management Area.
Located along Rt 4 is The Denton Sanctuary, 340 acres of forests, swamps, open thickets, and grassy barrens. Just north of the Village is the Thunder Mountain Recreation Area. This 140+ acre park-like setting has numerous hiking and snowmobile trails and includes a handicap accessible fishing dock on a pond.
Dionondehowa Falls, located on Windy Hill Road has a trail system and a number of scenic overlooks as the Batten Kill tumbles it’s way to the Hudson River. Thunder Mountain offers a family environment for sking and snowboarding.
Over the past few decades Greenwich has become a bedroom community, with many residents commuting to Albany, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs and Troy.