Updated: Mar 12, 2021
Looking for a quaint little town to visit this autumn in the Hudson Valley? Nestled between rolling hills and miles of prairies and farmland is the trendy bohemian town of New Paltz. New Paltz offers small town charm with a laidback atmosphere that calls for artists, historical fanatics, outdoor enthusiasts, and much more! Making a visit to this unique community is even more ideal in the autumn as the leaves begin to change and fall foliage emerges, making the perfect backdrop for phenomenal photographs and an array of colors.
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Perhaps the town’s most famous historical attraction is Historic Huguenot Street, a former 18th century community of approximately seven stone houses that were constructed by the Huguenot settlers during the 1700s after they escaped religious persecution from the French monarchy. The settlers came to the New World in search of religious freedom and agricultural prosperity and settled in what is now called New Paltz today. You can even find one victorian home that was built later in the 1800s during the Victorian Era that leaves the last imprint of this small community before it became a protected site and has been celebrated as a National Historic Landmark to this day.
Interested in art & culture? Located at the SUNY New Paltz University campus, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art offers various forms of artworks from notable artists around the Hudson Valley and beyond. This fine cultural institution exhibits paintings, sculptures, and intriguing contemporary masterpieces in this innovatative one-of-a-kind space that offers the viewer a glimpse into the artists imagination and creative conscious. For museum hours and general inquries please visit https://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/ for any info you may need prior to your visit here.