Homes and Realty in Rosendale
Nested in the shadows of Joppenbergh Mountain, a small, protected local peak home to nesting falcons, lies Rosendale, a bohemian hamlet where artists, celebrities and ordinary folk alike meet and mingle.The point at which the Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River meet, Rosendale also boasts the Binnewater Lakes, the largest collection of lakes in Ulster County.
Conveniently located between New Paltz and High Falls, Rosendale can be reached from New York City in 90 minutes, which may explain why so many Manhattanites and Brooklynites have second homes there. The village is sweet, with a sleepy main street, artistic flair, and even its own little movie theater.
Some 200 feet above the hamlet sits the Rosendale trestle, a 19th century railroad bridge repurposed as a key connector for the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a converted railroad bed oft traveled by runners, walkers, cyclists and equestrians in the summer and cross country skiers in the winter. A short distance from Main Street, the Rail Trail runs over 20 miles from Kingston to Wallkill, passing through Rosendale, New Paltz, and Gardiner on the way. Closed to motorized vehicles, this resource is one of our area’s priceless gems and displays Ulster County’s continued commitment to recreational opportunities.
Mere feet past the trestle lies Williams Lake, a late 1900s resort destination currently being renovated by the Williams Lake Project with eventual plans to become an all-new sustainable resort that honors the tradition and beauty of the original hotel while featuring modern amenities and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Every July, Rosendale is home to the annual Rosendale Street Festival, a grassroots event celebrating the town’s rich artistic culture with music, art, food and more. The event spans two days with 6 stages and more than 70 bands playing continuous live music.
Famous for being the home of Rosendale Cement, the town supplied cement for the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. The crumbling mines are now destinations for aspiring photographers, easily accessed from the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Also known for an abundance of caves and rock formations, Rosendale has plenty of features for adventurers and photographers alike.
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