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What to do in Stone Ridge, New Paltz and The Gunks


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Mountain Brauhaus – Authentic German cuisine located right in the heart of the Shawngunks – Gardiner
Jar’d Wine Pub – an intimate, funky and energetic space with wine, craft cocktails and beer, small snacks, and most definitely a fun time – New Paltz
Bacchus – This two-story restaurant and bar is situated in a building that dates to the 1800’s. The atmosphere and food lend to a fun experience in this neighborhood tavern – New Paltz
Twistee Cone – old school ice cream stand serving up some of the best tasty treats – New Paltz
Main Street Bistro – Award-winning casual, eclectic breakfast and lunch voted “Best Breakfast of The HV – New Paltz
Truss & Trestle Diner – A New American Diner. Classic Diner Fare – Rosendale
Lola’s Cafe – casual cafe serving up great lunches with a superb outdoor patio – New Paltz
The Bakery – Known for great bagels, croissants, rolls, rugulah, danish and butter cookies, also has a coffee bar and full lunch menu – New Paltz
Schatzi’s – German gastropub that focuses on the fun play between German and American cuisine – New Paltz
Rail Trail Cafe – Just off the Wallkill Rail Trail, an evolving menu serving produce from nearby gardens and farms – New Paltz
Black Dot Cafe – minimalists will love this coffee shop – Stone Ridge
Mudd Puddle Coffee Roasters & Cafe – one of the best coffees in town – New Paltz
The Red Dot – Amazingly delicious vegetarian food, served with love!  – Wurtsboro
Ollie’s Pizza – Hudson Valley’s new standard for old-school, wood-oven, and Roman-style pizzas with a full bar and outdoor seating – High Falls
Larry’s Chinese Restaurant & Bar – Come in and try the best Chinese food in the Hudson Valley! – Pine Bush
Hash – Serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch all day long and uses many local farms, organic ingredients, and creative ideas to serve their food & beverages – Stone Ridge
Cherries Ice Cream Bar – Soft serve ice cream & froyo. Locally made hard ice cream, & milkshakes. Homemade special sundaes! – Stone Ridge
Gaby’s Cafe – The finest assortments of cuisines, ranging from traditional Mexican dishes to Italian dinners that you will never forget – Ellenville
Butterfield – An excellent dining experience with locally sourced ingredients, located in an 18th-century Colonial stone mansion – Stone Ridge
Aroma Thyme Bistro – A lively spot know for serving up amazing organic and sustainable New American fare, plus a wide selection of brews & wine – Ellenville
Outpost BBQ – Some of the best BBQ in all of the Catskills, a local favorite! – Kerhonkson
The Shaken ExpressSmoothies prepared with the best ingredients – Ellenville
Westwind Orchard – One of the area’s most historic apple orchards. Everything grown at Westwind Orchard is certified organic – Accord

Things to do

Minnewaska State Park Preserve – Hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking, rock climbing, bouldering, boating, and gorgeous scenery – Kerhonkson
Gardiner Liquid Mercantile – a nano-distillery with a satellite retail shop and tasting room on Main Street – Gardiner
Sam’s Point – A 5,000-acre preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains. One of the best views Upstate – Cragsmoor
Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway – take a stunning drive along this 88 mile byway through the Shawangunks – Gardiner
Bashakill Wildlife Management Area – Great place to hike or fish while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and wildlife – Wurtsboro
Bashakill Bald Eagle Tour – Take a kayak tour of one of NY’s largest protected wetlands – Wurtsboro
Arrowood Farms – Farm brewery and distillery that crafts unique beverages inspired by nature, tradition and regional agriculture – Accord
Bashakill Vineyards – The Catskills’ organic vineyard & winery, nestled among the eagles & pine in the pristine Bashakill Wetlands. – Wurtsboro
Rough Cut Brewing Company – crafts good beer, good food, and good times – Kerhonkson
Rosendale Theater – A single-screen, family-run independent theater offering an eclectic mix of films – Rosendale
The Gunks – One of the premier, major rock climbing areas of North America, check out Advance Rock Craft for guided climbs – New Paltz
Mohonk Mountain House – Day passes available for 85 miles of amazing hiking trails, rock climbing, ice skating, snowshoeing, spa, and so much more – New Paltz
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail – 22 mile trail perfect for biking! – New Paltz
Kelder’s Farm – Pick your own fruits and vegetables, petting animals, mini-golf and more – Kerhonkson
The Garden Gnome – The Original World’s Largest Gnome is the guardian in front of Kelder’s Farm – Kerhonkson


ML1843 – Excellently curated assortment of antiques and collectibles, located in a charming farmhouse – Stone Ridge
Antiques on Main – A multi-dealer shop with a great mix of antiques and collectibles. – New Paltz
Walkill View Farm Stand – the best farm stand in town! – New Paltz
Wallkill River House – This unique shop is filled with an eclectic variety of items: country antiques, home decor, candles and more! – Wallkill
Rock and Snow – newest and most innovative gear and clothing for climbing and outdoor recreation – New Paltz
The Big Cheese – Unique and inviting cheese shop with cheese from around the world, and some of the best sandwiches – Rosendale
Hartmann Antiques – Discover the skills of yesterday’s craftsmen and the beauty of the distinctive furniture, jewelry, and more – Wallkill
Postmark Books – A breezy and bright bookstore florist hangout – Rosendale
Grazery – The cheesiest plant shop around, Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Plant Shop – New Paltz
Tantillo’s Farm Stand – family owned and operated Orchard, Market, Bakery, and Ice Cream Shop – Gardiner
Uptown Attic – Consignment boutique with a wonderful selection of brand names and designer labels – Gardiner
Lagusta’s Luscious – this sweet gem serves up delicately handmade vegan chocolates, and coffees – New Paltz
Country Hertiage Antiques – Quality 18th- and 19th-century furniture and accessories – Pine Bush
Water Street Market – Eclectic shops with everything from fashionable finds and antique relics to surprises for your furry companion – New Paltz
Cocoon & Verde – Handpicked trendy gifts, clothes, home decor and so much more – New Paltz