©

New Paltz trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

New Paltz

4.4
Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Art Galleries
New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 14,003 at the 2010 census. The town is located in the southeastern part of the county and is south of Kingston. New Paltz contains a village also with the name New Paltz. The name of the town is derived from Palz (pronounced: ), the German dialect name of the Rhenish Palatinate, now a region of Germany called "Pfalz" (pronounced: ).Due to the presence of what is now the State University of New York at New Paltz, it has been a college town for over 150 years.HistoryThe Town of New Paltz was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots by both patent from the governor and purchase from the local Esopus tribe of the Lenape people. The Huguenots were religious refugees who had immigrated via Mannheim in the German Palatinate, where they had settled after fleeing France during religious persecution. They settled in the area of the present-day village of New Paltz (on what is now known as Huguenot Street Historic District) and established their own local government.
Use our United States online driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to New Paltz and other destinations in United States.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to New Paltz

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Hidden gems in New Paltz

DM Weil Gallery ©
Art Gallery
DM Weil Gallery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mohonk Preserve ©
Park
Mohonk Preserve
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Historic Huguenot Street ©
Historic Walking Area
Historic Huguenot Street
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
Hiking Trail
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from New Paltz

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Factory Outlet
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Central Valley
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Art Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in New Paltz

See all ›
Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Area
Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dressel Farms ©
Farm
Dressel Farms
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Twin Star Orchards ©
Farm
Twin Star Orchards
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Robibero Family Vineyards
Winery / Vineyard
Robibero Family Vineyards
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Places to visit with New Paltz

New York City Trip planner BEST FOR: Observation Deck, Scenic Walking Area, Monument Niagara Falls Trip planner BEST FOR: Cave, Casino, Aquarium Rochester Trip planner BEST FOR: Children’s Museum, History Museum, Park Northville Trip planner BEST FOR: Cross-country Ski Area, Water Body, State Park Lake Placid Trip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Lookout, Fun & Games