Greenwood Lake is a village in the south part of the town of Warwick in Orange County, just 50 miles from New York City. It was incorporated in 1924. The village has a total area of 2.5 square miles and the population is about 3,500. Greenwood Lake was once an important center for the iron industry. Now tourism is important. The village is at the north end of a 9 mile long, fresh water lake called Greenwood Lake, which straddles the New York State and New Jersey border. The lake offers just about every water sport you can think of, swimming, diving, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, and various modes of boating. Other nearby activities also include, the Appalachian Trail, Mt. Peter skiing area, and easy access to Sterling Forest's Renaissance Festival, Tuxedo Ridge, the village of Warwick, and Mountain Creek Ski and Waterpark.