New Paltz is located Ulster County/USA. New Paltz is in United States (USA) (Ulster County, New York) in the America/New_York time zone. Nearby places are Highland, Fairview and Poughkeepsie. An easy excursion from New York (about 80 kilometers away), the small neo-bohemian enclave in New Paltz has a reputation for culture, the outdoors and fun that far exceeds its size.
Home to the popular State University of New York (SUNY) in New Paltz, it’s a college town in essence, but New Paltz is so much more than that. It’s a springboard to the Shawangunk Mountains (aka “the Gunks”) towering majestically on the city’s shores, where trails, carved glacial lakes, and some of the best climbs east of the Mississippi await. Suitable for its bucolic Hudson Valley local, farms, orchards and wineries on the outskirts of town attract visitors to its generosity.