There is plenty to do around the surrounding area. Start exploring!
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.
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 Nicholas Dubois.
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! Photo by Scenic Hudson.
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. Photo by Skitterphoto.
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 The New York Times.
Located in Lake Minnewaska State Park, just a 15-minute drive from our campground gets you to one of New York’s most stunning waterfalls.
Hop the MTA from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station and take in the sites! The estimated train ride is 1 ½ hours. Photo by Roberto Vivancos.
We sure do! Day Camp Passes are available during peak season. You can learn all about them, including the cost, on our Park Pass page.
There’s tons to discover in the surrounding area. View all of our recommendations on our Places To Go page.
Check out our full calendar of themed weeks and weekends.