Village of New Paltz

As a shopping and dining destination, New Paltz has boutique shops with everything from clothing, jewelry and shoes to fine art, unique craft items and antiques. There is also a broad range of dining options to please everyone’s palate. You’ll find farm-to-table and vegetarian options, fine and casual dining, wine bars and even seasonal beer and food pairings at the local brew pub. The annual Taste of New Paltz festival is a fine opportunity to sample it all. This vibrant village also embraces the students and staff from SUNY New Paltz. 

New Paltz was founded more than 330 years ago by French-speaking Huguenot refugees. History comes alive on Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District featuring seven unique stone houses dating to the early 1700s, a burial ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church, all in their original setting. The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail runs through Huguenot Street and connects to the towns of Gardiner and Rosendale, ending in Uptown Kingston. The trail welcomes hikers, joggers, bikers, horseback riders, dog walkers as well as snowshoers and cross-country skiers in the winter. With so much to offer and small town, upstate charm, New Paltz is a genuine destination.