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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Like a Castle on a Mountain. Stunning views on a lake and an old Victorian castle. Make a reservation for a meal and stay for the day. They have a good spa also. Very expensive to stay overnight and there is a fee to enter the grounds - if they will even let you in... depends upon how crowded they are. Good hiking. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
“Mohonk Preserve is a haven for true Hikers and Climbers. A world wide destination that beckons to many during all seasons for challenges and views.. Their are guides to assist and a welcoming lodge when you pay your entrance fee per person for the day. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Mountain Brauhaus A German Restaurant known for their beers on tap. The food is good but be prepared to pay close to city prices. Also be prepared for the waitstaff to be dressed in traditional German garb. It's a super popular place for climbers -- it has great beer and is close to the "gunks" climbing area. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
“Great for hiking or just relaxing and enjoying nature. There is a swimming area at the lake. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
“A New Paltz Favorite with great food. All good things are worth the wait so be prepared to wait a bit for this gem which often have lines outside.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Very good upscale casual Italian option. Great cocktails, fresh pasta and fantastic bread.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bunch of shops. Nice place to walk around or sit and have a coffee. Upstairs there is a bar with outdoor seating & views. Right on the rail trail.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“The Rosendale Theatre is a three-story, 260-seat movie theater and performance venue located on the town's charming and historic Main Street. Owned and run by the Rosendale Theatre Collective (RTC) - a nonprofit formed in late 2009 - the Theatre presents and produces world-class films and performance, arts, and education programs.”
  • 36 locals recommend
“The Rosendale Cafe offers some of the best vegetarian food and performing artists in the Hudson Valley, serving weekly entrees, assorted salads, exciting homemade desserts, organic coffees, six tap micro brews, and wine. Recognized by Chronogram Magazine as Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Best Performance Space, and the Poughkeepsie Journal - four star rating for food and value.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“Winery with a nice deck where you can enjoy trying the wine (and can bring your own food).”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Local brewery, menu with lots of choices, fun atmosphere, popular New Paltz destination”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Just 15 minutes away in New Paltz, Huckleberry has great food, drinks and outdoor space.”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Tuthilltown distillery was the first Whiskey distillery in NY since prohibition.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“If you are in New Paltz and want a nice shaded place to go for a stroll, check out the old town. Its quiet and aesthetic and a quick walk back to main street for food and beverages.”
  • 27 locals recommend
“A quick 10 minute ride will find you in Gardiner at this popular eatery for breakfast and lunch. There omelets and homemade hash are delicious!”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Delicious brunch and dinner! Daily specials are tasty and the service is superb! ”
  • 21 locals recommend