New Paltz, NY was named one of National Geographic’s best adventure towns in September of 2009 and with its rural, but urban charm, it still reigns true today. New Paltz, located in Ulster County, NY, has a great deal to offer its citizens and tourists alike. This town has an un-Hamptons vibe, which certainly attracts many creative artists to the area.
Wine lovers flock to New Paltz to enjoy its vineyards and the eleven stop wine trail. In the fall, New Paltz, NY is a popular destination for visitors to see the beautiful foliage and for amazing apple picking in its many orchards, a local favorite is nearby, Overlook Farms. Farm stands also line the streets with fresh fruits and vegetables from local producers. A variety of restaurants from Thai to Vegetarian, are sure to please the palates of anyone. For people who prefer beer to wine, and good old fashioned pub-grub there are micro-breweries too!
New Paltz, NY is nestled in between the Shawangunk Mountains to its west and the Hudson River to the east. Nearly 120 miles of trails make outdoor activities plentiful and some of the region’s best places to hike, bike, and rock climb are right here. With Monhonk Mountain and Minnewaska State Park close by, winter sports such as cross country skiing and snowshoeing are at your fingertips.
For the history buff, French Huguenots founded New Paltz in 1677, the main road; Huguenot Street is the most famous and oldest street in the United States. It is still lined with original stone houses, which lend a great deal of character to the town.
Real estate ranges in New Paltz, everything from historic stone houses, to farmhouses, lakeside retreats to contemporary green-built. With its close proximity to New York City, New Paltz is a perfect place to own a second home, a place to get away and slow down! Start your search for New Paltz NY Real Estate here!