Appalachian Trail

The first section of the A.T. opened in Warwick in 1931, six years before the official opening of the entire Appalachian Trail. The Town has been welcoming hikers ever since and was named an A.T. Community™ in 2012.

The Town of Warwick is centrally located on the A.T. between High Point in New Jersey to the west and the Bear Mountain Bridge in New York to the east with easy road access to this entire 65 mile section. The Village of Greenwood Lake in Warwick with many hiker amenities can be accessed directly from the A.T. using the Village Vista Trail. The Pochuck, Wawayanda and Wildcat Shelters on the AT are easily accessed from Warwick and can be used in planning section hikes (no reservations or permits required).


Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. In the Village there are two Troops: 121 and 477 (see below).


Troop 121

Boy Scout Troop 121 accepts ages 11 and up Meets on Thursdays from 7 – 8:30 pm at the GWL American Legion Contact: Rob Jacobs – Committee Chairrjacobs@docutrend.com


Troop 477

Boy Scouts Ages 11 and up Meets on Thursdays from 7-8 pm at the GWL Middle School Contact: Michele Striso – Committee Chair mstriso@aol.com


GWL Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of the USA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Membership is organized according to grade, with activities designed for each level. For more information, please contact: Mabel Greslik amhk@optonline.net


Greenwood Lake Coalition

Greenwood Lake’s Community Coalition will assist people in working together to create a community where all youth can develop into caring, healthy and productive adults without the problems created by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use. • Teen Center- for grades 6-12 every Wednesday at the Holy Rosary Church from 6-9 pm. • Open Gym for Grades 9-12 every Friday at the Middle School from 8 – 10 pm. Free for Village and Town Residents • Open Gym for Grades 6-8 every Thursday at the Elementary School from 6-8 pm. Free for Village and Town Residents Contact: John Hansen or Sue Toscano •https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenwood-Lake-Coalition/252586201451090l;http://gwlpolicedept.wordpress.com/greenwood-lake-coalition/; or e-mail: gwlcoalition@gmail.com

GWL Soccer Club
The Greenwood Lake Soccer Club, a member of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League, is a not-for-profit organization which began in 1976 with nine players and three volunteers. Our Club has grown to the current enrollment of approximately 150 players and young adults and includes a ten (10) month recreation season. The vision of our Club is to provide a positive environment for the development of our youth, build soccer skills and ability, character, self-esteem and a love of the game. Travel and Recreation Soccer for ages 4-14. Runs September through June. Contact: Katheleen Holder – Coordinatorholderkatheleen@yahoo.com


GWL Little League Baseball
GWL Little League Baseball – ages 4-15 Contact: Michele Francis – VP gwllittleleague@yahoo.com


GWL Girls Softball
Runs through Village from April through June. Download Registration Forms>> For 2nd through 8th Grade girls. Contact: Rich Dembeck 845-477-9215


GWL Hard Ball
For players 15-30 This league was made for all kids that aren’t able to afford playing in a league, who may have been cut from another league, or aren’t fully physically able (too old or too young, etc.).We are here to get kids off the streets and give them something to do on a Sunday. Contact: Commissioners Joe Pinto and Tom Macleaygwlhardball@yahoo.com


GWL Lady Laker’s Softball
Women 25 years and up, no experience needed. This is a non-competitive softball league, whereas teams are shuffled every week. Play Thursday nights at Lion’s Field Runs last week of June through late August Contact: Anne Caricgwlsoftball@yahoo.com


GWL Men’s Softball
Normally runs May through September Ages 16 and up Contact: Chris Casse


East Arm Rowing Club
The East Arm Rowing Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of rowing in the Hudson Valley region. We have an excellent learn-to-row program for newcomers to the sport culminating in the Sullivan Cup “LTR” regatta. We also host an annual head race in September, the “Tail Of The Fox” regatta. Rowing Club rows out of Greenwood Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the vicinity of New York City. Greenwood Lake is located just off the Appalachian Trail in a protected valley surrounded by mountains, and is considered one of the best places to retire and row. For beginner to competitive rowinginfo@eastarm.org


GWL Library
Many programs all year long for all ages. 79 Waterstone Road Greenwood Lake, NY Contact: Jill Cronin  845-477-8377


Senior Center
Recreation programming for seniors through the Village. Contact: Patricia Olsen vcgwl@yahoo.com 845-477-9215