New Paltz: Food, Art and Fun
You might not expect to find a town like New Paltz where it is - tucked at the foot of the Catskill mountain range, set back from the Hudson River by a winding (and, to directionally-challenged visitors) rather confusing route. But thereís several reasons why a vacation rental in New Paltz will keep you busy, and keep you coming back.
Founded in 1678 by Huguenots, or French Protestants, New Paltzís forefathers wanted a place to celebrate their unique culture. That process is still going on today, with a huge variety of restaurants and cuisines sharing space with an active art scene and a fair-sized historical district. More adventurous activities can be accomplished by biking or hiking along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and skiers can be comforted to know that there are three major mountains (Hunter Mountain, Belleayre, and Thunder Ridge Ski Area) within 35 miles.
New Paltzís location is prime in another sense: New York City is 90 miles to the south, and Albany is 70 miles to the north. Not that youíll feel the need to leave your vacation rental in this eclectic New York town, but itís good to know that airports are within a couple hours drive.