New Paltz, located about 60 mile north of NYC offers a quiet country vibe with the high energy feel that comes with a college community. As part of the SUNY System, the college at New Paltz adds a fun urban flavor to the beautiful country landscape. The Main Street portion of New Paltz has a myriad of choices for dining and shopping. There is a strong sense of history highlighted by the Hugenot Historic District. New Paltz is a strong agricultural community with many farm markets and local produce. The surrounding landscape is dominated by the picturesque Shawangunk Ridge which provides for swimming, hiking, mountain biking and world class rock climbing. There is something for everyone in New Paltz.