Where we live?

We have been talking about our trips and other cities but we don’t know alot about New Paltz.
I think New Paltz is a pretty village and it has a lot of art places, the State University of New York is one of the most important things in New Paltz.

New Paltz was founded since 1678.
The village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.70%) is water.
The Wallkill River runs north along the western border of New Paltz.
In 2010 New Paltz had an population of 6,818 habitants.

New Paltz is a college village, the people is very kind, the streets are very nice and the houses are colorful. There are a lot of nice restaurants with a kitsch style and delicious food.

On sunday we were walking around the main street and we found some people singing in the streets, many hippie stores and also The New Paltz farmer’s market.

The principal attractions in New Paltz are: Mohonk Mountain House, Mohonk Preserve, Ulster Tourism and of course all the places in the main street.

I found something interesting about the name of New Paltz:
The name of the town is derived from the Palatinate, or “Rhineland Pfalz,” which refers to the area along the Rhine River in Germany around Mannheim and Heidelberg, where the town’s founders sought temporary refuge from religious persecution. Early town documents show many variants of this term, including “The Pfalz,” The New Paltz,” and the French, “Nouveau Palatinat.

Curious note: In the television show Supernatural, Sam and Dean visit New Paltz in the episode entitled “Provenance”, which is about a haunted antique painting.

So I hope this information help us to learn more about New Paltz and if you know something else about it don’t hesitate in share it here!


1 Comment

  1. giudittag

    Karen you forgot to mention that you are living with me… (one of the funniest “thing” in New Paltz!!)

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