Sprawling Cape Cod on the Wallkill River Between Rosendale and New Paltz, $649,000

This week on Upstater, we’re headed to the Waterways of the Hudson Valley and Catskills, starting off with the Wallkill River near New Paltz village in southern Ulster County. The Wallkill is a tributary of the Hudson River starting where the Rondout Creek branches off to the east and ending at Lake Mohawk in New Jersey. Its picturesque locale in the mid-Hudson Valley makes the Wallkill a popular spot among nature lovers, and our favorite way to see it is from the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a 23.7 mile walking/biking trail that meanders its way from Gardiner, through New Paltz village, and all the way up to southern Kingston city. If you have not taken advantage of this incredible resource in Ulster County, you are missing out on stuff like this. Otherwise, you can see the Wallkill the old fashioned way: By kayak or canoe.

This property sidles right up to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and the Wallkill River. In fact, the 16.4 acre lot offers 650 feet of Wallkill River frontage, and if you cross the road on the other side of the property, you’re right on the rail trail. The land itself is pretty as a picture with open and farmable meadowland as well as some forest and a small pond. Also includes an in-ground pool in the backyard and vegetable garden beds.

The house itself was built in 2008 and includes 4400 square feet, 4 beds/4 baths, professional Viking appliances and custom cabinetry in the kitchen, family room with study, hardwood floors, wood stove, and a second floor master suite with balcony. Need a fifth bedroom? There’s also a large office/studio space on the second floor. Comes with central air and a five-zone heating system fueled by propane and assisted by hybrid geothermal.

Situated five minutes north of New Paltz village, 30 minutes from Poughkeepsie, and 1.5 hours from NYC.

360 Springtown Road, New Paltz (Berkshire Hathaway)

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