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Ulster County, New York
(unless otherwise noted, all phone #s are in 845 area code)

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New Paltz is Comprised of Two Municipalities:
The Village of New Paltz and the Town of New Paltz

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There are two separate municipalities for New Paltz:
The Town of New Paltz and the Village of New Paltz.

The Town of New Paltz consists of the hamlets of North Ohioville, South Ohioville, the Village of New Paltz, and the home of the State University of New York at New Paltz. The township is located almost half-way between NYC and Albany, about 85 miles from each.

The Village of New Paltz consists of the Village of New Paltz and the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz).

A "hip college town with a proud history,” New Paltz boasts the vibrancy of a campus environment, the charm of its past with Huguenot Street--claimed to be the oldest street in the nation--a town and village buzzing with eclectic shops, antique stores, galleries, restaurants, and more, all amidst the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Shawangunk Ridge.  All of these attractions combine to make New Paltz one of the most frequented tourist areas of Ulster County. 

The town was founded in 1678 by French Huguenot settlers and was governed by a kind of corporation called the Duzine. This was composed of the the 12 partners who acquired the royal patent consisting of approximately 33,000 acres, which was eventually divided up into large plots. The secession of the Town of Lloyd and parts of Shawangunk, Esopus and Gardiner, between 1843 and 1853, reduced New Paltz to its present size. In 1887, the Village of New Paltz was incorporated within the town.

Early industry was primary agricultural, with a commercial center located on the east shore of the Wallkill River, where the first settlers huddled along Huguenot Street, the nations' oldest, constantly occupied street.

The establishment of the Wallkill Valley Railroad in 1870 gave a great boost to New Paltz farmers. In addition, the opening of the New York State Thruway in the early 1950's further connected the township to the still vibrant network of commerce up and down the valley.

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There are two separate municipalities for New Paltz:
The Town of New Paltz and the Village of New Paltz.


Main # 845-255-0604; use menu options for various departments within the town’s government.



(Based on 2010 Census)

TOWN POPULATION: 14,003, which includes the Village of New Paltz.

VILLAGE POPULATION: 6,818, which includes SUNY New Paltz


New Paltz Central School District


Elting Memorial Library, 845-255-5030,

Transfer Station and Recycling Center, 845-255-8456,

Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency Recycling Hotline:
845-336-3336; Office: 845-336-0600,

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Animal Services - includes Animal Control, animal rescue organizations & shelters, fishing & hunting licenses, rabies information, wildlife rehabilitators and resources

Chamber of Commerce - the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is an active and trusted voice, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Hudson Valley community; members and visitors are welcome at the Chamber's Visitor Center, 257 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-255-0243,

Clubs & Resources - clubs, associations, hotlines and other resources in the region

Downtown Business Association, New Paltz, 845-255-6277

Emergency Assistance & Hospitals - crisis hotlines & resources, plus addresses, phone numbers and links to hospitals & medical facilities in the region

Family of New Paltz, non-profit community organization that operates under Family of Woodstock, offers assistance with crisis intervention & prevention, emergency food, counseling, clothing, household items and area resources for children & families, youth & adolescents, and adults, 51 North Chestnut Street, 845-255-8801,

Government - contact information and links to Ulster County, State, and Federal representatives, plus additional government resources

New Paltz Community Foundation, New Paltz, 845-256-1945,

New Paltz Garden Club, 845-255-8856,

New Paltz BMX, Track Operator, Amy Gigliuto, 845-255-1269 (1BMX), 

New Paltz Recreation Programs, 845-255-2512,

New Paltz Youth Program / Teen Seen (for Middle and High School students), 845-255-5140,

Police / Sheriff - Non-Emergency - a list of non-emergency police offices

Senior Services:
Area Senior Services - resources and services available in the area for seniors
• New Paltz-Gardiner Senior Citizens Club, Kathy Rivera, Program Director, 845-256-9490; Martha Roarabaugh, President, 845-635-1461
• Senior Corner, Town of New Paltz, 845-255-3631 X104,

Sports Organizations (Adults and Youth), Town of New Paltz,

State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, 845-257-7869,

Transportation - area airport, bus, carpool, and train services

Voter Registration Information - how to register to vote in Ulster County

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Art Galleries - visit Ulster County Tourism's website link for "Arts & Culture", and choose "Type" category link for Art Galleries:

Farms -
• Visit Ulster County Tourism's website link for "Agritourism" and choose "Type" category:

Farmers' Market - New Paltz Farmers' Market. Sundays, 10am-3pm. June 19– November 6, 2016. Delicious and diverse products available from our local growers and producers, including farm fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, eggs, meats, cheeses, and so much more. 23 Plattekill Ave., New Paltz  (Town Court Parking Lot). For more information, call Jay Armour at 845-255-3088 or go online to
Pick Your Own Farms - pick-your-own fruits & veggies in Ulster and Dutchess counties

• Golf Courses - visit Ulster County Tourism's website "Play" link, scroll down, drop down the "Type" catgegory menu tab, and click on Golf Courses:

Miniature Golf - places to play miniature golf in Ulster County and beyond

Historic Huguenot Street, 845-255-1660,

Ice Cream Parlors - in Ulster County and beyond

Mid-Hudson Gun Club, New Paltz, skeet and trap shooting range, 845-255-7460

Movie Theaters - in Ulster County and beyond

Museums & Historic Sites - visit Ulster County Tourism's website "History" link:

Parks, Preserves & Trails:
Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Parks - NYS
information and links
Trails and Rail Trail - Ulster County, Dutchess County, and NYS links
• New Paltz Town Parks,
• Hasbrouck Park, Mohonk Avenue, New Paltz, 845-255-0130
• Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New Paltz, 845-256-0579,
• Mohonk Preserve, 845-255-0919,
• Moriello Park & Pool, Mulberry Street, New Paltz, 845-255-1700 (seasonal)

Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway,

Shawangunk Wine Trail, New Paltz and environs, 30-mile loop of wineries, 845-256-8456,

Ski Centers - places to ski and enjoy snow activities

Swimming - beaches, parks and places to swim

The Inner Wall, 845-255-7625,

Theater & & Performing Arts - venues to become involved in or to attend and enjoy

Unison Arts, 845-255-1559,

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Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
845-255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.

• Headshots of Actors, Models, Authors, Singers, Musicians and Executives, as well as the Largest of Events, Corporate Photography for the web, Dance Schools and Pets, too, of course! What can I say? I simply love animals.

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
845-255-0033. 16 South Chestnut St., New Paltz, NY 12561.
Ages: Nursery - Grade 8.
The Waldorf Curriculum is broad and comprehensive. Understanding the developmental phases of childhood and bringing “age appropriate” content to students, including music, theatre, science, math, literature, legends and myths, helps nourish healthy growth and experiences. Waldorf education cultivates students' intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world. Waldorf Education prepares children for the ever-changing world.

New Paltz Rock
845-419-2705. One Epic Place, 122 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561. 

• Play in a Rock Band this summer, for children 9 years to 16 years old.

Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
845-255-2505. New Paltz.
• Stacie Flint is a recognized artist of expressionist oil and giclee prints. Her unique narratives are humorous, vibrantly colorful depictions of everyday life. Commission work is also available (see some examples on the webiste). To view her work, visit her website or call to find out what galleries are currently showing her work. Also, look for Stacie's illustrations in the children's book, Ten Pigs Fiddling, written by Ron Atlas, published by Amberwood Press.

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-0900. 24 Hour Banking Available.
1-866-440-0391. Local Customer Service Center.
Many convenient locations, including:

845-255-5470. New Paltz.

YMCA - Camp Wiltmeet
845-338-3810 ext. 115; 845-532-9315 (Summer phone only). New Paltz.
Ages: For campers entering Kindergarten through Grade 10.

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Mohonk Mountain House
Menu Link:
Toll Free 1-855-969-3295. 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.
• Creatively Prepared American Cuisine, Seasonal Menus Featuring Local Ingredients.

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Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
845-255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.
• Relax in Luxury and Style
Accommodations offer a truly unique experience with the ambiance of 1900s Craftsman design and all the modern amenities of an inn created to pamper. #1 B&B in New Paltz by guest reviewers @

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