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New Paltz

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New Paltz is a city in Ulster County, New York State.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

New Paltz is exit 18 on the New York State Thruway which is also designated as Interstate 87.

By bus[edit]

There is frequent bus service between The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and New Paltz with connections to many other villages and cities.

By plane[edit]

Stewart International Airport is the nearest major airport to New Paltz. It is in Newburgh, thirty minutes to the south.

By train[edit]

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail [1] is on the bed of the Wallkill Valley Rail transport, the former main transportation link for New Paltz.

Rail Travel to New York City: Nearby Poughkeepsie is the end of the line for Metro-North Rail. Poughkeepsie is a 15-20 minute drive east of New Paltz. Taxis are available in Poughkeepsie to transport travelers to and from New Paltz. Riding on Metro-North out of the Poughkeepsie Station is clean, safe and reliable. Trains run from very early in the morning until late into the evening. Fares can run as low as $12.75 each way.

As of July 2008 there is a bus you can take that picks you up at the Poughkeepsie train station and stops in New Paltz [2]. It is run by the Ulster County Area Transit [3]. View the bus schedule here: Bus schedule (pdf format) [4]

Get around[edit]

Walk or drive. There are also buses run by Ulster County Transit [5].

See[edit][add listing]

  • Huguenot Street. Oldest Street in American with its original houses.  edit
  • Mohonk Mountain House. National Historic Site.  edit
  • State University of New York at New Paltz.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Climb rocks, On Shawangunk Ridge.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Gilded Otter.  edit
  • McGillicuddy's.  edit
  • Main Street Bistro.  edit (Delicious and a bargain)
  • Karma Road.  edit (Very vegan friendly)


Several other restaurants on lower Main Street.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Bacchus. Has over 300 beers and really good food. Slightly expensive and with a late night menu and pool.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

From Cozy beds and breakfasts to resort accomodations. Youth hostel next to bus station on Main street.


  • New Paltz Hostel, 145 Main Street, 845-255-6676, [6]. checkin: 4:00; checkout: 10:00. The New Paltz Hostel has a home like feeling and a laid back, comfortable atmosphere. Has a full functioning kitchen with communal food available to guests. The Mohonk Mountain is only about 10/15 minutes away by car. Provides bunk bed style rooms (a men's room and a women's room) and private rooms are also available. Includes all bed linens, towels, blankets, shampoo and communal food. 30.  edit
  • Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Road Kerhonkson, NY (Just off Route 44/55), 845.626.8888, [7]. checkin: 4:00 pm; checkout: 12:00 pm. Just up the road from New Paltz and adjacent to Minnewaska state park is the historic Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, which offers guests an 18 hole championship golf course, a full service health spa and fitness center, a 41,000 sq. ft. conference center and complete resort amenities. http://www.hudsonvalleyresort.com $120-$190.  edit
  • The Suite Escape B&B, 5 Angel Road, 845-750-6252, [8]. checkin: 4:00 PM; checkout: 11:00 AM. A 900 sq. ft. suite just for you as the only guests. A Sleep Number king-size bed and different pillows. Quiet. Nearby hiking, climbing, biking. Small dining area with a microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee machine and refrigerator fully stocked for a light breakfast to be taken whenever you want. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice, any-style organic eggs from free-ranging chickens are served to your liking at 8 AM. $185-235.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, +1 845 255-1000, [9]. On the west side of the river. $250-$600 per night, this fabulous getaway is a destination in and of itself. It features theme programs for each month, has an on-site massage center and 9-hole golf course and is a favorite for weddings, corporate events and family reunions. Adjacent Mohonk Preserve is open for hiking and nature walks.

Get out[edit]

Routes through New Paltz
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