New Paltz, NY – My Second Hometown

Yesterday afternoon I headed to the town of my alma mater, New Paltz, NY. Every time I visit New Paltz I am filled with great memories of my college experience. Born and raised in New York City, I left the Bronx after high school to attend SUNY New Paltz. The college town is just 90 minutes from New York City, but for me it was an entire world away. For the first time I was surrounded by mountains and trees and took in cleaner air and starry nights. The historic quaint village is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

New Paltz has trendy shops and great bars and restaurants. The area has some fine wineries and is known for apple picking in the spring and pumpkin picking in the fall. New Paltz is also home to Huguenot Street, “the nation’s oldest street with its original houses.” If you want to get away from the crazy city for a relaxing day upstate, consider visiting New Paltz. I am sure you will find the little village of New Paltz quite appealing.


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2 Responses to New Paltz, NY – My Second Hometown

  1. Dendy Darin says:

    Sounds great place. Wish I could go there!
    Kind of peaceful village..

  2. sean says:

    We love New Paltz The Guilded Otter in downtown is one of our favorite brew pubs.


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