Wappinger, Town of

See, do, stay and live in Wappinger

Characterized by quiet neighborhoods with a Hudson River Shoreline coast, along with an exciting nightlife, high-quality public and private schools, affordable homes, outdoor programs and area attractions, the Town of Wappinger has much to offer families. 

Located 70 miles north of New York City, the town encompasses 27.5 square miles, with media home values at around $280,000. The walkable village of Wappingers Falls offers restaurants and shops, along with the County Players at the Falls Theatre. The village also has access to Mesier Park, the site of the Mesier Homestead & Museum and its annual Sinterklass holiday event in December that celebrates the region's Dutch heritage with stories and treats for kids. Wappinger's Arts and Culture committee fosters creative endeavors through a variety of enrichment programs, including poetry readings at the Resse Cultural Center.  

Wappinger’s thriving night life is enjoyed through its many restaurants, breweries, wine bars, and hot spots that offer live music on weekends. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy more than 1,000 acres of park land, including hiking, picnicking, kayaking, and camping. Robinson Lane Baseball Complex and the town’s parks and recreation department offer numerous programs and events annually for residents, including tennis, fishing, basketball, gymnastics, aerobics and soccer. Additionally, the Martz Field Recreation Facility’s popular summer camp attracts children from all over.

There’s more. Access to the Hudson River is available from the Chelsea Boat launch for a day of water activities. With that, the Carnwath Historic Site and Park sits high above the valley with breathtaking views and sunsets and an abundance of farm stands and farmer's markets provide fresh local food.

Wappinger was the first settlement in Dutchess County. It named for the Wappinger Indian Tribe and was first settled in 1659 as an illegal settlement by the Massachusetts Bay Colony members, before their eventual removal by the Dutch. 

Population: 26,906
Median Home Value: $278,500

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.59315393
Longitude: -74.03864483

20 Middlebush Rd.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


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