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Greenhill Contracting is proud to have homes available in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, which is known nationally as a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Scenic New Paltz is only 85 miles north of New York City on Exit 18 of the NYS Thruway, and is surrounded by the historic Hudson River towns of Poughkeepsie and Kingston, the cultural charm of Woodstock, rock climbing and hiking trails of Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, the ski centers of Hunter and Bellayre, a multitude of colleges and universities, and a thriving culture of art, wineries, music and food everywhere you turn.

Some highlights within 15 minutes of our communities can be found in the NY Times’ recent writeup, “36 Hours in the Hudson Valley,” including:

The Walkway Over the Hudson

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One of the world’s longest elevated pedestrian walkways, this 1.3 mile expanse lets walkers and bikers cross the Hudson River from Ulster County to Dutchess County on the other side, linking New Paltz’s rail trail network with shopping and dining in Poughkeepsie.

Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve

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New Paltz’s 144-year-old Mohonk Mountain House lake resort is a historic hotel with an award-winning spa and access to beautiful views, hiking, horseback trails, a golf course, and more.

Tuthilltown Distillers

995679_10151502850449843_2071928880_nOpened in 2007 on the site of a former grist mill in Gardiner, Tuthilltown Distillers is the state’s first whiskey distillery since the Prohibition era, selling bourbon, Manhattan rye and single-malt whiskey. Tours are offered every weekend.

 

Culinary Institute of America

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In nearby Hyde Park, enjoy exceptional dining at the Culinary Institute of America’s Bocuse restaurant, a French teaching restaurant with Manhattan-esque decor and world-class cuisine.

 

 

tripadvisor For more information on these and other things to do in the Hudson Valley, visit Tripadvisor’s Hudson River Valley page.