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Things to do


There is a lot to do in the area including biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking and so much more. There is no reason that you can't have a great weekend getaway in Rosendale, New York.

The Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a 22,275-acre (90.14 km2) preserve located on the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County, New York on US 44/NY 55, five miles (8.0 km) west of New York State Route 299. The park, which features scenic overlooks of the nearby Catskill Mountains, is primarily used for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and swimming. The park is managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The Mohonk Preserve

The Mohonk Preserve is a nature preserve in the Shawangunk Ridge, 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City in Ulster County, New York. The preserve has over 8,000 acres (32 km2) of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams, with over 70 miles (110 km) of carriage roads and 40 miles (64 km) of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. It is also a major destination for rock climbers, hosting 50,000 climbers each year who enjoy more than 1,000 climbing routes.

Rosendale Theatre

The Rosendale Theatre bears little resemblance to the movie houses of the 1930s and 1940s, those ornate Asian temples that stood sentinel in numerous American cities and towns. Instead of cloud-crowded ceilings against sky-blue murals, Rosendale offers a plain tin ceiling. And even that is perpetually peeling. There are no Greco-Roman pillars, no torchlights illuminating the exits. But this sagging structure on Main Street engenders a fierce devotion in its patrons. Its careworn facade and rickety signage suggest no exotic destination within. But make no mistake; there is magic afoot. Since 1949 this modest dream factory has served the county well, whisking away the everyday aches and worries of farmers and stonecutters, beckoning locals to travel in their imaginations much further than their feet would ever carry them. In short, it has nurtured several generations of the Mid-Hudson Valley populace.

Rosendale Trestle

This photo is taken from The Rosendale Trestle , a short walk from The 1850 House. The Rosendale Trestle is a 940-foot (290-meter) continuous truss bridge and former railroad trestle in Rosendale Village, a hamlet in the town of Rosendale in Ulster County, New York. Originally constructed by the Wallkill Valley Railroad to continue its rail line from New Paltz to Kingston, the bridge rises 150 ft (46 m) above Rondout Creek, spanning both Route 213 and the former Delaware and Hudson Canal. Construction on the trestle began in late 1870, and continued until early 1872. When it opened to rail traffic on April 6, 1872, the Rosendale trestle was the highest span bridge in the United States.

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is a 23.7-mile (38.1 km) rail trail and linear park that runs along the former Wallkill Valley Railroad rail corridor in Ulster County, New York. It stretches from Gardiner through New Paltz, Rosendale, and Ulster to the Kingston city line. The northern section of the trail forms part of the proposed Empire State Trail.The trail serves hikers, joggers, bikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.

TRT Bicycles

If you want to go for a bike ride TRT Bicycles is a great place to stop in to. Choose between a mountain bike, road bike or fat bike.

Widow Jane Mine

Say the word “Rosendale” to anyone who has lived in the Hudson Valley and their first association may very well be “cement.” Rosendale was put on the map, so to speak, in the 19th century because of the natural cement industry that flourished there. Natural cement mined in Rosendale was used in the construction of many of our country’s historic structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and the US Capitol. Today The Widow Jane Mine is used for everything from a mushroom farm to a recording studio.

Franny Reese State Park

Enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and more at Franny Reese State Park. It is open year-round from down to dusk and is a gorgeous park.

Saugerties Marina

At the Saugerties Marina, visitors can rent some kayaks, motorboats. The marina offers bait, life vests, inflatable water toys, cold beverages and more.
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