Comprised of the Town and Village of New Paltz as well as the North and South Ohioville hamlets, New Paltz is the home of the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Originally settled by French Protestants near the Wallkill River, New Paltz’s Huguenot Street is the oldest street in America. This National Historic Landmark has seven stone houses and a fully restored 18th century church all lovingly preserved by the Huguenot Historical Society. New Paltz is indeed a melting pot with diverse communities of Italian, Dutch, German, English and Latino citizens.
Mohonk Mountain House, located just outside of town, is a glorious 251-room Victorian resort hotel that was built in 1861. Situated on over 2,000 acres of lush green forest, this popular lakeside attraction includes gardens, hiking trails and it’s very own 9-hole golf course. The nearby Mohonk Preserve with over 1,000 technical rock climbing routes along the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge was named “one of the Earth’s last great places” by The Nature Conservancy and sees hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. In early August, New Paltz’s Ulster County Fairgrounds hosts its ever-popular annual fair and each Memorial Day and Labor Day it hosts the Woodstock-New Paltz Art and Crafts Fair where over 300 craftsman and artists present their work to thousands of visitors.
At the heart of the downtown business district are restaurants, shops and galleries and the character of SUNY New Paltz is apparent throughout the area, offering both residents and visitors an exciting and welcoming environment.
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