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    Magnificient Modern Sculpture + Nature

    by danasuzanne Written Jan 5, 2007

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    Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists. At Storm King, the exhibition space is defined by sky and land. Unencumbered by walls, the subtly created flow of space is punctuated by modern sculpture. The grounds are surrounded by the undulating profiles of the Hudson Highlands, a dramatic panorama integral to the viewing experience. The sculptures are affected by changes in light and weather, so no two visits are the same.

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    Dubois House 1705 -- Huguenot Historical Society

    by Ekahau Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    Daniel DuBois built his house and a small fort called a Redoubt in 1705. this is one of the French Huguenots homes that start the settlement of New Paltz in 1677. it is now the point to gather for a tour of the old village and a gift shop.

    The little party of French Huguenots were lead by Louis Dubois and would stand to reason his house would be the fortified place they would go to in time of attack. Also this home was really one of the earliest democratic forms of a colonial regime in the Americas.

    Huguenot Street tour is about one-and-a-half-hour tour walk

    Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. Last tour is at 4 p.m.

    tour gives the VTer a view Visitor Center, followed by a visit to three of the houses and the church/Gallery.

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    Great Hiking spot

    by danasuzanne Written Jun 7, 2006

    Mohonk Mountain House is a very upsacle resort. You can also hike there for the day for a nominal fee. The grounds are a gorgeous expanse along the Shawgunk Mountains in Upstate NY. There is a great rock scramble. You should be in pretty good shape to do the rock scramble, but there are trails for everyone. Spectacular views from the top. Plenty of places to picnic along the way. The Mountain House itself was built in 1869 in Victorian Style. It looks like it belongs in Europe, but is only about an hour 1/2 from NYC.

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    Rivendell Winery

    by moiraistyx Written May 11, 2006

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    When I first moved back to New York and started dating, the person I was dating was into wine. Actually a trip to a winery was our second date, so when Valentines Day came around I knew the perfect gift for him would be a high quality wine. I took a chance and went to Rivendell, a small family owned winery about 3 miles up the road from where I live. Well my chance paid off. Muratori loved the wine and so did I. Now when we have family events we all go to Rivendell and pick out a new bottle of wine to try. I highly recommend the 2001 Merlot, its absolutely fantastic. The 2004 Soho Cellars Johannisberg Riesling is also a great choice. When I went looking for the website to provide with this tip, I also found out that the Wine Bar Christopher was so fond of bringing me to last summer
    (www.vintagenewyork.com/winebar) is owned and operated by the family who owns this winery. It really is a small world.

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    Huguenot Street

    by moiraistyx Written May 11, 2006

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    A trip down Huguenot Street is like walking back into history. These are all very old structures with a historical significance to New Paltz. There are 6 original stone house all built before 1720 and a beautiful church and graveyard. The other structures here were built later on, but all have historical value to them. In the warmer months there are guided tours of the buildings. I went in March so the building weren't open, but it was still great to walk around a look through the windows in.

    There is a parking lot that is free.

    Being the ghost hunter that I am, we spent a lot of time by the graveyard. Patrick went to the area near the back of the church and came running back saying its spooky back there. I took a look and found very old graves marked with writing/symbols I did not recognize. You know they say children are the best sensors of paranormal activity. Those of you who believe will feel the energy.

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    Lake Mohonk & Mohonk Mountain House

    by virtualpatrick Updated Nov 19, 2005
    Lake Mohonk & Mohonk Mountain House

    Built in 1869, this Victorian-esque castle can accomodate up to 500 guests in 250 rooms. Nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains (The 'Gunks), the resort is a peaceful retreat from life's worries.

    Growing up about 20 minutes away, I often went to walk/hike around the area. What I like most is the large porch area with rocking chairs to while away the hours during summertime. Dinner in the Dining Room from what I can remember is not bad either.

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    Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

    by arissat Written Oct 22, 2003

    If this is your first time, I would suggest you to stop by the Visitor Center, where you can get information, get the admission pass and a trail map.

    Directions to the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center & Trailhead (From the NY Thruway)

    Leave NY Thruway at Exit 18 (New Paltz). - At traffic light, take left onto Route 299 West.

    Continue on Route 299 through New Paltz and across the Wallkill River for 6 miles to its end at the T-junction with NY Routes 44/55.

    Turn right at the stop sign onto Route 44/55. The Visitor Center entrance is ½ mile on the right. Turn into the first parking lot.

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    Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted House

    by arissat Updated Oct 22, 2003

    If you are around New Paltz in October, you should take a peak here. It's named best haunted hayride in the country. You'll have fun here. They offer you about 20 min hayride, corn maze, two hunted house and a magic show.
    $22 for adults and $18 children under 12
    They suggest to call for reservations.

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    Mohonk Preserve

    by arissat Written Oct 21, 2003

    The Mohonk Preserve provides visitors access to 6,500 acres – including cliffs, forests, fields, ponds, and streams.
    They are open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. Amissions: $8 weekends and holidays, $6 weekdays.

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    Mohonk Mountain Resort Grounds

    by Easty Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Mohonk Mountain View

    The views from Mohonk Mountain are unbeatable. There are many hiking trails in the resort with beautiful vistas. From Sky Top, which is the summit of Mohonk Mountain, you can see 50 miles in all directions. You can see at least 3 states here if not more (Mohonk Mountain is within 50 miles of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts). The Mohonk Mountain House is a sight in itself. I also love the lake with the rocky cliffs. It is a great place to spend a day or two hiking around

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    Hike Mohonk

    by donnasue Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Mohonk Mountain House

    MUST hike around Mohonk. A day pass is around $15and worth it - as you can spend hours all day hiking miles of secluded trails or populated areas such as the trails lined with gazebos around Mohonk Lake. The Mountain House itself is just spectactular to view. Dont forget to hike the steep ascent to Skytop tower to view miles galore.

    Also -off the beaten path on the trail guide ascending to the Mountain House is an old log cabin built in 1777. Worth a visit. (you can easily finegle your way inside to view the primitive living quarters -sshhhhhhhhhh)

    Even though its more crowded on weekends - its worth it to go just to eat lunch at the Picnic Lodge at the top. Only open on weekends - in the Fall I believe.

    For $20 for 2people you can eat huge sandwiches on homemade bread (the tuna melts are lush), enjoy homemade soup and pie and stretch out in front of the fire.

    If you dont go on the weekend - dont forget to pack a lunch and plenty of water!

    Too bad its too expensive to stay here at $400-700a night!

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    by sartec3 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you are any kind of outdoors person you must visit the Gunks. It is a climbers heaven and even a great time for a day hike. The climbing walls go on and on seemingly without end. The view is one of the most spectacular views i have ever seen. If you are going to this area you need to pick up the Gunks Guide - its a book found at EMS and most other outdoor stores that is the best guide book to the area. Every climb is in here along with tips, maps and photos to help you along the way.
    Walls the go on and on.

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    MOHONK PRESERVE VISITORS CENTER

    by haunted1030 Updated Apr 29, 2009
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    The kids loved coming here. There are loads of things for little hands to explore and read. Outside there was a pool with a little turtle in it. Gryphon couldn't stop staring at.

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    Farm Market

    by arissat Updated Oct 22, 2003

    Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
    U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins
    Lots varieties of apples. They also have fresh fruits and vegetables. They are open daily August-May.

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    Mohonk Mountain House

    by arissat Updated Oct 22, 2003

    Mohonk's spectacular natural setting can be enjoyed in every season and it is a great spot for a romantic getaway or family fun.

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