Introduction to New Paltz, New York
New Paltz History
Located within the Town of New Paltz, New Paltz is a hamlet in Ulster County. The French Huguenots founded this place in 1678, and the Esopus Wars influenced European migration to the area. Officially incorporated in 1887, the community was named in honor of Pfalz in Germany.
New Paltz and Nearby Attractions
- Minnewaska State Park Preserve
- Hasbrouck House
- Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
- Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
- Huguenot Street
Things To Do In New Paltz
The Ulster County Fair and St. Joseph's Festa is celebrated in July, while the Hudson Valley Rib Festival is celebrated in August. Festivities of Old New Paltz Day are held in September. Splashdown is a water park near New Paltz. The Bevier House Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, the Hudson River Maritime Museum, and the Hasbrouck House are museums not far from the village. Situated on the Hudson River, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park provides recreational provisions for boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. It also has picnic and camping areas.
New Paltz Transportation
Air transportation is available at Stewart International Airport.
New Paltz Higher Education
SUNY New Paltz is the local college. Marist College, Dutchess Community College, and Vassar College are located near New Paltz.