New Paltz, NY

  
in Ulster county, New York

info for Bicycling
  

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Bike shops 

More shops 

  • Peak Performance Sports -- Serious non-bicycling outdoor athletic stuff:  running,  cross-country skiing, inline skating.  Located on Main St / Route 299, a ways east from the main traffic light at the Main and Chestnut intersection. 
     
  • Rock and Snow -- Serious rock climbing and other non-wheeled outdoor stuff.  Located on Main St / Route 299, just west of the main traffic light at the Main and Chestnut intersection.
     

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Food 

The Bakery 

on N. Front St 

 
and many, many other interesting alternatives.


Sights 

Stone houses 

around Huguenot St and Broadhead St

see also Tourism below. 

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Bicycle Routes 

List of maps for New Paltz - Wallkill Valley region 

Map of Gentler Places for bicycling around New Paltz 
  • Farms and Orchards around New Paltz -- 49 miles, gentle-to-moderate hills (with shorter variations).  Beautiful farms and orchards, a covered bridge, sweeping views of the Wallkill valley and the Shawangunk ridge.  2100 vertical feet, hill index 2.6.  Start points New Paltz, Wallkill, Tillson / Rosendale. [ Description | Map ] 
     
  • Farms around New Paltz -- South -- 35 miles, gentle-to-moderate hills.  Beautiful farms and orchards, with a big horse farm.  Sweeping views of the Wallkill valley and the Shawangunk ridge.  1400 vertical feet, hill index 2.2.  Start points New Paltz, Wallkill. [ Description | Map | GPS ] 
     
  • Great Shawangunk Hill Loop -- 32 miles, with some big steep hills.  Great descents, beautiful views.  3200 vertical feet, hill index 8.4.  Start points New Paltz, Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, Kerhonkson, Accord. [ Description | Map ]
     
  • New Paltz to Kingston Waterfront -- 44 miles.  Moderate hilliness.  Also a 31 mile variation.  Variety of interesting settings -- beautiful farm country, three towns with shops and food, into the woods, and the Rondout waterfront.  2400 vertical feet, hill index 3.7.  Start points New Paltz, Kingston, Port Ewen, Rosendale. [ Description | Map | GPS | Cue sheet ] 
     
  • New Paltz to Ashokan Reservoir -- 58 miles, big hills.  Several great descents and climbs with sweeping views over three major watersheds (Wallkill, Rondout, Esopus), lots of quiet back roads and fun little downhills -- and the biggest cliffs, the largest lake, and the highest summits in the Hudson Valley.  5200 vertical feet, hill index 6.9.  Start points New Paltz, Kerhonkson, Ashokan Reservoir, Stone Ridge. [ Description | GPS | Map | Photos ]
     
  • Lloyd - Highland Rail Trail -- about 5 miles on pavement with return.  Very gentle.  Pleasant off-road riding on a paved path -- additional unpaved section also open.  A good place to ride for families with children.  60 vertical feet, hill index 0.9.  Start point Lloyd (near Highland and Mid-Hudson Bridge). [ Photos ] 
     
  • New Paltz North : Trail + Roads -- 15 miles.  Half on an unpaved "rail trail" mostly off-road, the other half on roads.  Mostly flat, except for one hill (not that long or steep -- and avoidable).  Start point New Paltz. [ Description | Map ] 
     
  • New Paltz South : Trail + Roads -- 17 miles.  Mostly flat, except for one hill on the rail trail and one on the roads.  Half on an unpaved "rail trail" mostly off-road, the other half on quiet roads.   Start points New Paltz or Gardiner. [ Details | Map | GPS | Cue sheet ] 
     

also helpful for bicycling . . . 

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Lodging 

see also Tourism links below
 

Tourism 

Taxi services

see Ulster county taxi

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more . . . 

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concept words:  

places: Hudson river valley, New York state, NY

regions: Mid-Hudson Ulster county Catskills Catskill region Wallkill area Gunks Shawangunks

towns:  New Paltz Kingston Saugerties Wallkill Woodstock Kerhonkson Milton Marlboro Rosendale Gardiner High Falls Mohonk Minniwaska Hunter Tannersville Phoenicia Boiceville Palenville Poughkeepsie Newburgh -- west east north south -- city town village hamlet

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