Plan A Trip To New Paltz, One Of New York’s Most Charming Historic Towns
New Paltz has a rich history that dates all the way back to the 1600s. The area had been inhabited by Esopus Indians when French Huguenots settlers arrived in 1677, seeking to form a community where they could settle and worship freely. They purchased 40,000 acres of land near the Wallkill River from the Esopus, establishing the village of New Paltz in what became known as the “New Paltz Patent.” Today, New Paltz has maintained its rich and historic culture, and boasts ten landmark sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Go to the town’s website to check out more about New Paltz and plan your visit to this charming village.
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