Daily Escape

View from Eagle Cliff    

Photography by Jim Smith Photography

View from Eagle Cliff

New Paltz, NY

Nestled below the stunning Shawangunk Ridge, New Paltz, NY, is one of the hidden gems of Ulster County. Spend sunny afternoons swimming in glacial lakes, or cycle along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail for a natural escape. Later, work up an appetite bouldering from the many rock faces, before touring the region’s charming vineyards and al fresco cafes. At night, retreat the region’s many charming lodges, like the Mohonk Mountain House. Built in 1869, this Victorian castle is now an elegant resort whose lush gardens and Victorian parlors offer unparalleled views of Lake Mohonk.

More Daily Escapes

You Might Also Like

Most Liked

More Travel Inspirations

American Outdoor Adventure Sweeps
American Outdoor Adventure Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win an adventure getaway, plus $25k!

Food.com Holiday
Food.com's 50+ Top Holiday Food Gifts

Give them what they really want!

HGTV Dream Home
HGTV Dream Home 2015

Take a tour of the home we’ll be giving away. Look inside HGTV Dream Home 2015 now!