New Paltz, New York

New Paltz, New York


A friend invited us up to their house in New Paltz so of course we said yes! New Paltz is an area in the Hudson Valley that we hadn’t yet explored and we’d heard such great things about it! There is a lot to do here from the hiking trails in the state park, to exploring the downtown streets, and even drinking some of the local ciders. New Paltz is a town that felt really homey to us which is probably why we loved visiting so much.

How to get to New Paltz

We drove to New Paltz, which is only about 2 hours away. If you were to take public transport from NYC, you would need to take a bus from Port Authority.

Best Things to Do

  • Have a yummy breakfast at Main Street Bistro

  • Walk into some of the cute shops on Main Street

  • Find a good book to read at Inquiring Minds Bookstore

  • Hike one of the many trails in Minnewaska State Park

  • Explore Historic Huguenot Street

  • Drink some local cider at sunset at Kettleborough Cider House

  • Grab a bike and go bike riding through the town

Where to Eat & Drink

  • Main Street Bistro

  • Lagusta’s Luscious Commissary

  • Ipho

  • Huckleberry

  • Anatolia

  • Kosiner Brothers Donut Shop

  • Kettleborough Cider House

  • Brooklyn Cider House

New Paltz is super cute and welcoming town. As a lesbian couple we felt very safe and comfortable there, probably more so than any other town in the Hudson Valley. There were lots of rainbow flags in windows and signs promoting to stop hate. There is so much to do in New Paltz which is why it’s one of our favorite towns in the Hudson Valley. Please check out our New Paltz vlog for more info and to see how we hiked to this amazing waterfall in Minnewaska State Park!

New York Has Waterfalls?!

We took a quick weekend road trip up to New Paltz, NY and had a blast! We explored the town, tasted some cider, and hiked to a waterfall! We had no idea that just an hour and a half outside NYC you could see a waterfall lol! It was magical.
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