Along the Shawangunk Ridge

  |  July 21, 2014
gunk ridge

The Shawangunk Ridge, otherwise affectionately referred to as the ‘Gunks around these parts, is a spine of bedrock that runs through Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange Counties in the Hudson Valley/Catskill region. The area around the ridge is some of the prettiest country we have up here, containing all kinds of diverse vegetation, shale deposits, and stunning natural features like waterfalls and ice caves. Thanks to the existence of the Minnewaska State Park Preserve, much of the northern end of the ridge in Ulster County is protected and available for the public to explore and enjoy. With all this natural beauty surrounding the Ridge, it’s not wonder people seek it out as a place to lay down some roots, even if they’re only weekend/seasonal ones. So we thought we’d focus our search to the Ridge in Ulster County this week, looking at some good housing stock in locales close to the ‘Gunks like New Paltz, Accord, Kerhonkson, Wallkill, and Ellenville. Spoiler alert: There’s some serious real estate eye-candy this week, so prepare to get your house envy on.

awosting falls

Awosting Falls in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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