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New Paltz

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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.
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Hidden gems in New Paltz

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

Side trips from New Paltz

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

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Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Area
Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dressel Farms ©
Dressel Farms
Duration: 1h 30 min
Twin Star Orchards ©
Twin Star Orchards
Duration: 1h 30 min
Robibero Family Vineyards
Winery / Vineyard
Robibero Family Vineyards
Duration: 2h 30 min

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