Karali's guidebook

Karali & Max
Karali's guidebook

Food Scene

Karali's favorite eateries in New Paltz and surrounding areas (within 15 minute drive).
Hip vibe, cool cocktails and mocktails, best place for a burger and fries, excellent veggie options. Cozy atmosphere with wonderful outdoor seating. (dogs welcome on patio).
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Huckleberry
21 Church St
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Hip vibe, cool cocktails and mocktails, best place for a burger and fries, excellent veggie options. Cozy atmosphere with wonderful outdoor seating. (dogs welcome on patio).
My favorite place, this cafe is a fabulous chocolate shop with pastries and so many treats. There is lovely seating inside and out, and it is steps to the historic Huguenot street if you prefer a stroll with your treats. The food here is vegan and ethically sourced, and the vibe would appeal to anyone, vegan or not. In summer, do not miss their vegan ice cream bars and sandwiches - ultra gourmet. It's also right on the rail trail.
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Lagusta's Luscious
25 N Front St
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My favorite place, this cafe is a fabulous chocolate shop with pastries and so many treats. There is lovely seating inside and out, and it is steps to the historic Huguenot street if you prefer a stroll with your treats. The food here is vegan and ethically sourced, and the vibe would appeal to anyone, vegan or not. In summer, do not miss their vegan ice cream bars and sandwiches - ultra gourmet. It's also right on the rail trail.
Quintessential New Paltz spot with excellent food and lovely outdoor seating. Great for breakfast or lunch. Fresh bagels!!
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The Bakery
13a N Front St
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Quintessential New Paltz spot with excellent food and lovely outdoor seating. Great for breakfast or lunch. Fresh bagels!!
Superb food, panoramic views, spacious seating, and amazing little bakery. This is our favorite spot for a romantic dinner. Reservations recommended.
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Gunk Haus
387 South St
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Superb food, panoramic views, spacious seating, and amazing little bakery. This is our favorite spot for a romantic dinner. Reservations recommended.
Scrumptious vegetarian food in a cosy setting. Much of the food is on hot plates, so it's excellent for take out. But they also have Masala Dosa, crispy gluten-free crepes filled with curry potatoes. Vegan mango lassi, chai, and other treats.
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Mexican Kitchen
15-1/2 N Front St
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Scrumptious vegetarian food in a cosy setting. Much of the food is on hot plates, so it's excellent for take out. But they also have Masala Dosa, crispy gluten-free crepes filled with curry potatoes. Vegan mango lassi, chai, and other treats.
Delicious upscale Irish pub with great food. Live music some nights. Try their risotto and their short rib! Loveliest seating is in the bar area.
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Garvan's Gastropub
215 Huguenot St
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Delicious upscale Irish pub with great food. Live music some nights. Try their risotto and their short rib! Loveliest seating is in the bar area.
This is the spot for a sunset dinner in the warm seasons! Sit on the high chairs facing the mountain, and share some buffalo cauliflower or a steak! Excellent outdoor seating (dogs welcome on patio). Note: This is not the place to go if you are in a rush, the kitchen is slow. But the cocktails are good!
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The Parish Restaurant
10 Main St
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This is the spot for a sunset dinner in the warm seasons! Sit on the high chairs facing the mountain, and share some buffalo cauliflower or a steak! Excellent outdoor seating (dogs welcome on patio). Note: This is not the place to go if you are in a rush, the kitchen is slow. But the cocktails are good!
The tiniest and prettiest wine bar, with light noshes and an amazing sunset view from the porch in warm months.
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Jar'd Wine Pub
10 Main St
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The tiniest and prettiest wine bar, with light noshes and an amazing sunset view from the porch in warm months.
Excellent Mexican food with a great atmosphere.
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La Charla Mexican Restaurant
127 Main St
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Excellent Mexican food with a great atmosphere.
Billiards, a very long beer list, and homey New Paltz vibe make this a great evening spot. This bar has a slightly more down-to-earth feel, compared to P&G's, which is more mainstream. Also family friendly for dinner!
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Bacchus Restaurant, Brewery & Billiards
4 S Chestnut St
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Billiards, a very long beer list, and homey New Paltz vibe make this a great evening spot. This bar has a slightly more down-to-earth feel, compared to P&G's, which is more mainstream. Also family friendly for dinner!
High-quality take out with lovely space for eating in as well. This is the best place in town for a big salad - so many ingredients to choose from! Also great prepared foods with international influences and a highbrow culinary appeal. Excellent desserts and cocktails to go.
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Main Course Marketplace
175 Main St
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High-quality take out with lovely space for eating in as well. This is the best place in town for a big salad - so many ingredients to choose from! Also great prepared foods with international influences and a highbrow culinary appeal. Excellent desserts and cocktails to go.
Excellent vegan eatery. My fave: Avocado smash sandwich in a gluten-free wrap!
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Karma Road
11 Main St
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Excellent vegan eatery. My fave: Avocado smash sandwich in a gluten-free wrap!
Sweet seasonal woodsy cafe with wood-fire pizza and other noshes. Kid friendly (there's a sandbox, they serve PB&J) and right on the rail trail. Live music often in summer, look up their website.
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Rail Trail Cafe
310 River Road Ext
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Sweet seasonal woodsy cafe with wood-fire pizza and other noshes. Kid friendly (there's a sandbox, they serve PB&J) and right on the rail trail. Live music often in summer, look up their website.
There is a reason that there's a long line out the door for brunch on weekends - the menu is huge and delicious and all New Paltz'ers love this place. Quintessential!
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Main Street Bistro
59 Main St
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There is a reason that there's a long line out the door for brunch on weekends - the menu is huge and delicious and all New Paltz'ers love this place. Quintessential!
Lovely pizza place with outdoor seating and wood fired pizza.
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Ollie's Pizza
4 Bruceville Rd
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Lovely pizza place with outdoor seating and wood fired pizza.

Hiking and Local Walks

Astonishingly beautiful hike around a mountain-top lake. Panoramic views! Easy, level walking for all ages. Park in the upper lot - and go early, it fills up on weekends. Recommend to walk it clockwise, take your time and explore the little side paths.
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Minnewaska State Park-Ptrsklls
5281 Route 44-55
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Astonishingly beautiful hike around a mountain-top lake. Panoramic views! Easy, level walking for all ages. Park in the upper lot - and go early, it fills up on weekends. Recommend to walk it clockwise, take your time and explore the little side paths.
My favorite hike, this involves rock scrambling (climbing over boulders, following a path of arrows) though there is also a way to go up by hiking. It's challenging, and the reward is incredible views.
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Bonticou Crag
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My favorite hike, this involves rock scrambling (climbing over boulders, following a path of arrows) though there is also a way to go up by hiking. It's challenging, and the reward is incredible views.
Amazing day trip for all ages. Call ahead to make reservations for a day-pass. This historic hotel and the grounds around it are super special - you can see 7 states from the skytop tower! There is a regular path and a rock-scramble path (Labyrinth / Lemon Squeeze) to get to the top. The hotel has an award-winning spa where one can book a massage without being a guest! There are also incredible restaurants, worth the splurge.
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Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Rd
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Amazing day trip for all ages. Call ahead to make reservations for a day-pass. This historic hotel and the grounds around it are super special - you can see 7 states from the skytop tower! There is a regular path and a rock-scramble path (Labyrinth / Lemon Squeeze) to get to the top. The hotel has an award-winning spa where one can book a massage without being a guest! There are also incredible restaurants, worth the splurge.
This trail starts near our house and heads toward the ridge, with beautiful views. Great for biking, dogs, and walkers! We like to park on Pine Road to access the part of the trail that has the best views, rather than starting at the trailhead. One can also branch off from the trail to see the Testimonial Gateway, which is sure to impress children and adults alike. If you want details on Pine Road parking or our favorite walking loop there just message us.
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River to Ridge Trail
41 Springtown Rd
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This trail starts near our house and heads toward the ridge, with beautiful views. Great for biking, dogs, and walkers! We like to park on Pine Road to access the part of the trail that has the best views, rather than starting at the trailhead. One can also branch off from the trail to see the Testimonial Gateway, which is sure to impress children and adults alike. If you want details on Pine Road parking or our favorite walking loop there just message us.
Historic cement mine is a fascinating place to spend time. Super fun for kids! It's chilly in there, bring an extra layer!
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Widow Jane Mine
668 NY-213
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Historic cement mine is a fascinating place to spend time. Super fun for kids! It's chilly in there, bring an extra layer!
Lovely nature sanctuary just off of Huguenot Street. Level and easy walking.
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Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary
133 Huguenot St
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Lovely nature sanctuary just off of Huguenot Street. Level and easy walking.
Magical preserve unknown to tourists. If you want to get out into nature avoid the crowds, or you want to stay right near New Paltz, this is a lovely place to go! Park at the end of North Manheim, or at Duzine Elementary school (bigger lot).
Mill Brook Preserve
70 N Manheim Blvd
Magical preserve unknown to tourists. If you want to get out into nature avoid the crowds, or you want to stay right near New Paltz, this is a lovely place to go! Park at the end of North Manheim, or at Duzine Elementary school (bigger lot).
This walk is quite level, with some lovely views. Overcliff road connects with Undercliff road, making a loop that's 5-6 miles long. Great for dogs, runners, etc. Passes by the cliffs where you can see rock climbers.
Overcliff Road
Overcliff Road
This walk is quite level, with some lovely views. Overcliff road connects with Undercliff road, making a loop that's 5-6 miles long. Great for dogs, runners, etc. Passes by the cliffs where you can see rock climbers.
This 1.5 mile loop-road is just next to our house and a great place for a quick run or walk. It's a residential street with very little traffic. No mountain views, but quiet and easy. Just walk towards town (make a right out of our driveway) and make your first left. It's a loop, so it sets you right back on Mountain Rest Road.
Morningstar Drive East
Morningstar Drive East
This 1.5 mile loop-road is just next to our house and a great place for a quick run or walk. It's a residential street with very little traffic. No mountain views, but quiet and easy. Just walk towards town (make a right out of our driveway) and make your first left. It's a loop, so it sets you right back on Mountain Rest Road.

Neighborhoods & Towns

New Paltz is fun to walk around - even in the rain! There are many tiny shops, art stores, eateries, and a general sweet vibe. If you take your time, you'll make friends along the way! Check out nearby towns too!
This is an adorable artsy tiny town with a history as a center of cement mining in the 1800s. It's 12 minutes from New Paltz. There's an art-house movie theatre, thrift stores, international food, and gift shops. Keep an eye out for Rosendale's many festivals in summer and winter (Frozendale, Pickle festival, music festival...). There's a wonderful high train trestle bridge walking form distance to town, and just a short drive to the astonishing Widow Jane cement mine.
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Rosendale
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This is an adorable artsy tiny town with a history as a center of cement mining in the 1800s. It's 12 minutes from New Paltz. There's an art-house movie theatre, thrift stores, international food, and gift shops. Keep an eye out for Rosendale's many festivals in summer and winter (Frozendale, Pickle festival, music festival...). There's a wonderful high train trestle bridge walking form distance to town, and just a short drive to the astonishing Widow Jane cement mine.
Great shops, cafes, eateries, thrift stores, in Water Street Market. This area is a local hang-out, and if you take your time you'll make friends along the way! (Parish, Jar'd, Eden, and the Cheese shop are among my favorite spots) https://waterstreetmarket.com/
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Water Street Market
10 Main St
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Great shops, cafes, eateries, thrift stores, in Water Street Market. This area is a local hang-out, and if you take your time you'll make friends along the way! (Parish, Jar'd, Eden, and the Cheese shop are among my favorite spots) https://waterstreetmarket.com/
Houses from the 1700's right near downtown New Paltz. A little museum/shop and tours are available. Check out the shops on Church Street too. https://www.huguenotstreet.org/
Huguenot Street
Huguenot Street
Houses from the 1700's right near downtown New Paltz. A little museum/shop and tours are available. Check out the shops on Church Street too. https://www.huguenotstreet.org/

Favorite Shops

Bookstore with both new and used books - so many treasures! Great kids nook! Barner Books (used) across the street!
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Inquiring Minds Inc
6 Church St
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Bookstore with both new and used books - so many treasures! Great kids nook! Barner Books (used) across the street!
So many treasures in this shop! Jewelry, kitchen stuff, games, baby stuff, home decorations, etc. Also check out the sister shop, Verde, around the corner.
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Cocoon
67 Main St
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So many treasures in this shop! Jewelry, kitchen stuff, games, baby stuff, home decorations, etc. Also check out the sister shop, Verde, around the corner.
This is the best shop for toys, handmade treasures, and all sorts of gifts. There's also a fabulous clothing store upstairs!
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Handmade and More
6 N Front St
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This is the best shop for toys, handmade treasures, and all sorts of gifts. There's also a fabulous clothing store upstairs!
Great gift shop. Sparkly things!
Isabella's Treasure
7 N Front St
Great gift shop. Sparkly things!
Great clothes for the hip set!
Indigo and Velvet
73 Main St
Great clothes for the hip set!
This is the place to pick up CBD balms, gummies and other such products. Heady Teddy also has these two doors down.
Likwid
65 Main St
This is the place to pick up CBD balms, gummies and other such products. Heady Teddy also has these two doors down.
Rainy day with kids? Go to Manny's! There are so many arts and craft supplies, kits, and kid-friendly activities on offer, in addition to the full range of classical art supplies. Quintessential New Paltz!
Manny's
83 Main St
Rainy day with kids? Go to Manny's! There are so many arts and craft supplies, kits, and kid-friendly activities on offer, in addition to the full range of classical art supplies. Quintessential New Paltz!
Tweefontein Herb Farm: This shop has a wide selection of balms, serums, tinctures, teas, jewelry, home décor, crystals and minerals for sale! We love their muscle rub and their fire cider. This shop is a local treasure, and just two miles from our house.
Tweefontein Herb Farm
4 Jenkins Ln
Tweefontein Herb Farm: This shop has a wide selection of balms, serums, tinctures, teas, jewelry, home décor, crystals and minerals for sale! We love their muscle rub and their fire cider. This shop is a local treasure, and just two miles from our house.
This is THE place for bargain clothes shopping. Similar to Marshall's, you can find great treasures for under $10, but you have to take time to really look. Has teen, children's, and plus size sections, in addition to women and men. Great place to pick up a fleece jacket, cozy pajamas, and professional women's clothes on a budget.
Peter Harris Clothes - New Paltz, NY
9 New Paltz Plaza
This is THE place for bargain clothes shopping. Similar to Marshall's, you can find great treasures for under $10, but you have to take time to really look. Has teen, children's, and plus size sections, in addition to women and men. Great place to pick up a fleece jacket, cozy pajamas, and professional women's clothes on a budget.

Groceries

Very close to our house, Walkill View is the best place to get fresh fruit, veggies, plants, and holiday/seasonal items. They have basic groceries, and you can get what you need for a picnic or dinner without dealing with town traffic! Also ice cream and baked goods. It's closed Jan-March. Note: it doesn't focus on organic, for that, head to Health and Nutrition uptown. Their corn maze and hay ride in October can't be beat.
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Wallkill View Farm Market
15 NY-299
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Very close to our house, Walkill View is the best place to get fresh fruit, veggies, plants, and holiday/seasonal items. They have basic groceries, and you can get what you need for a picnic or dinner without dealing with town traffic! Also ice cream and baked goods. It's closed Jan-March. Note: it doesn't focus on organic, for that, head to Health and Nutrition uptown. Their corn maze and hay ride in October can't be beat.
Large supermarket with a wide variety of food, including a large organic section.
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Tops Friendly Markets
271 Main St
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Large supermarket with a wide variety of food, including a large organic section.
Local health food store has everything you need. It's next to Tops Supermarket, so it's an easy one-stop grocery expedition.
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Health & Nutrition Center
15 New Paltz Plaza
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Local health food store has everything you need. It's next to Tops Supermarket, so it's an easy one-stop grocery expedition.
This is the best wine store in town. It's right next to the health food store and Tops supermarket.
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Fox & Hound Wine & Spirits
271 Main St
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This is the best wine store in town. It's right next to the health food store and Tops supermarket.
A million kinds of beer here.
K & E Discount Beverages Inc
255 Main St
A million kinds of beer here.
Fresh fish and a full prepared food menu. A New Paltz staple.
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Gadaleto's Seafood Market
246 Main St
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Fresh fish and a full prepared food menu. A New Paltz staple.

Sightseeing

Unison Arts Center's sculpture park is right next door to our house, just walk up the yard and to the left! It is is free and open to the public, and welcomes dogs on-leash. A great activity for the early-riser in your group while waiting for others to stir. There are paths through woods and fields featuring environmental art and permanent collections.
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Unison Arts & Learning Center
68 Mountain Rest Rd
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Unison Arts Center's sculpture park is right next door to our house, just walk up the yard and to the left! It is is free and open to the public, and welcomes dogs on-leash. A great activity for the early-riser in your group while waiting for others to stir. There are paths through woods and fields featuring environmental art and permanent collections.
Easy walk over this impressively high bridge make this a family favorite. It's walking distance to Rosendale.
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Rosendale Trestle
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
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Easy walk over this impressively high bridge make this a family favorite. It's walking distance to Rosendale.
The best place for a swim or a picnic. Kid-friendly! Parking lot fills early in summer and on weekends. It's part of Mohonk Preserve so there's a fee to enter, but it's well worth it.
Coxing Kill
The best place for a swim or a picnic. Kid-friendly! Parking lot fills early in summer and on weekends. It's part of Mohonk Preserve so there's a fee to enter, but it's well worth it.
This is just a mile from our house and a gorgeous walk. You can park right by the Gateway (there's a fee because it's on Mohonk Preserve land) or you can access it for free by walking from the River to Ridge trail (see separate entry in the guidebook).
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Mohonk Preserve Testimonial Gateway
35 NY-299
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This is just a mile from our house and a gorgeous walk. You can park right by the Gateway (there's a fee because it's on Mohonk Preserve land) or you can access it for free by walking from the River to Ridge trail (see separate entry in the guidebook).
Walk from Highland to Poughkeepsie over the Hudson river. We like the Rosendale Trestle bridge walk even better because it's more unique and historical, but this is grand for sure.
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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
61 Parker Ave
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Walk from Highland to Poughkeepsie over the Hudson river. We like the Rosendale Trestle bridge walk even better because it's more unique and historical, but this is grand for sure.