Take a short walk into Lake Minnewaska State Park and check out the breathtaking views of the lake. Up for more of a challenge? Trek the 6.7 mile hike up to Gertrude’s Nose for panoramic scenery of New York’s Shawangunk Ridge.
Photo by Stanley Zimny.
The 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a visitor center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, a replica Munsee wigwam, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and a burial ground that dates to the very first settlers.
Photo by Historic Huguenot Street.
Meet the challenge of Shawangunk Ridge, one of the rock climbing capitals of the world. There are climbing routes of various difficulty levels and tour groups are available from New Paltz. Or take it easy on one of our nature walks.
Photo by resdisant.
A domestic only petting farm with many educational opportunities for kids and adults! Go check out their donkeys, bunnies, goats, sheep, and pigs! They come every Thursday 6pm – 8pm during Peak Season!
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is one of the most accessible activities for families visiting the Hudson Valley and it’s absolutely free! Destinations include Shawangunk Ridge views, a high-rise rail bridge over Rosendale, and farms with horses and other livestock. Hike, bike, jog, or horseback ride your way through the beautiful scenery!
Explore the Hudson Valley wine region! The Shawangunk Wine Trail snakes through the mountains of the western Hudson Valley and connects several wineries including Ben Marl Winery, Robibero Family Vineyards, Whitecliff Winery, and Brotherhood Winery – the oldest winery in the US.
Where craftspeople, outdoors people, foodies, and artists all combine, downtown New Paltz is a one-of-a-kind destination. With dining ranging from award-winning farm-to-table restaurants to family-friendly breakfast bistros and unique shops in every size and variation, the possibilities are endless!
Photo by Katy Silberger.
And to name just a few more… Nyquist-Harcourt Animal Sanctuary, Nearby U-Pick Farms, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s hometown, Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood home, the Vanderbilt Mansion, numerous Revolutionary War historical sites, the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point Museum….for more details ask our friendly staff at the Reservation Station.