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5 things to do in New Paltz

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5 things to do in New Paltz

Looking for some fun in Ulster County? New Paltz is full of family friendly things to do. We have rounded up 5 must-do things in this cute little town.

1. Bike, walk or rollerblade along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Passing through orchards, organic farms, lakes, rivers and streams this naturally surfaced trail is a great way to spend the day and also get in some exercise! Bring the kids for an easy bike ride or take a run with your fur baby. Trail uses will discover a wide variety of birds and wildlife along their way as well as stunning views of the valley.

2. Visit Unison Arts Center. They actually have 2 galleries, and outdoor exhibit and a sculpture garden. This is a great place for families to come and learn about art and innovative art practices. They also have classes and hold events. 

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3. Pick-your-own fruit at Dressel Farms. Throughout the summer, Dressel Farms is known for their strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries. Come fall, they carry the classic staples like apples and pumpkins. They also harvest pears, squash and even Chinese Chestnuts. Take a sip of their hard cider made from only Dressel apples. Check out the farm stand for fresh, local produce.

4. Take a hike at Mohonk Mountain. Get into nature with these hikes for all levels. There are over 75 miles to bike, hike, climb or horseback ride. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley.

5. Stroll down Historic Huguenot Street. Open daily from 10am-5pm (except Wednesdays) year round. Take a guided tour and experience over 300 years of history. Tours go through historic house museums, a stone church and a replica wigwam. Group tours for up to 8 people are $12/adults; $10/seniors, members, children 6-13, and veterans and active military families; and free for kids under 6.