This Week on Upstater: Galavanting Around Gardiner NY

  |  March 26, 2018

Situated on the eastern banks of the Wallkill River, Gardiner NY offers a front-row seat to the Hudson Valley’s natural beauty…

If you head south of New Paltz village on Route 32, eventually you’ll land in Gardiner, about 10 minutes away. The rural Ulster County town of around 5,700 residents sits close to some of our favorite outdoor attractions: Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, Awosting Preserve, and the whole of the Shawangunk Mountains in general. In fact, Gardiner offers a lot both in terms of location and available real estate, which is why we’re spending the week here.

Furthermore, if you’re a wine or spirits lover, Gardiner is the place to be. Tuthill Distillery, Adair Vineyards, Whitecliff Vineyard, Robibero Winery, and Kettleborough Cider House are all five minutes away. That doesn’t even include the multitude of restaurants and shops up in New Paltz. Love cupcakes? Like to eat fried dough and then get on a carnival ride? Gardiner hosts a cupcake festival every year. And, the Ulster County Fairgrounds, home of the Ulster County Fair, is less than 10 minutes away. Enjoy walking or biking away from traffic? The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail starts in Gardiner and ends in New Paltz.

Lake Minnewaska

Couple Gardiner’s Things to Do List with its location 25 minutes from the Poughkeepsie train station, and Gardiner is starting to look better every second. As for the real estate market? According to, the town’s median listing price is around $325K. There are currently a couple-dozen single-family residences listed on the market, the majority of which are country properties with a some land. We’ll also be on the look-out for properties near the Gardiner area, just for variety’s sake.

10 Amani Drive, Gardiner: $549K

Now, are you ready to dig into Gardiner NY? If so, stay tuned for a cavalcade of Gardiner houses all week long on Upstater.

About Kandy Harris

Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.

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