Don’t blink your eyes, you wouldn’t want to miss this charming and historic village located near the base of Mohonk Mountain in Ulster County, NY. With a population of only 640 people (per the 2007 census), High Falls is small but packed with charm, history, quaint shops and super restaurants. Easily located on Route 213 between Route 209 and the Village of Rosendale, High Falls is within a short drive to Stone Ridge or New Paltz. It’s not only located near the base of thousands of acres of the Mohonk Mountain Preserve but directly nestled along the Rondout Creek and the infamous high falls where it derives its name.
High Falls is rich in history, once home to D & H Canal Locks 16-20. Visit the D & H Canal museum featuring a working model of the locks as well as walking tours following the towpath itself.
Today High Falls attracts visitors and locals to its variety of quaint shops and restaurants and its proximity to Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve and the Shawangunk Ridge. Its vintage homes and buildings have been artistically adapted to create an eclectic, charming and upbeat atmosphere. The great location combined with its variety of home styles, ages and values makes High Falls home to both full time and part time residents from the New York City metropolitan areas who seek get-a-way homes. High Falls and the surrounding areas of Marbletown, Rosendale and Stone Ridge offer such an appealing range of real estate that one is sure to find that unexpected property offering views of the mountains, farm fields or a rushing trout stream.
Whether you call High Falls home or are just a visitor, you really must consider it for your next dining experience. The restaurants provide a wide range of culinary delights. Try The Nest Egg for a really fun atmosphere, the décor is drenched in colorful and interesting items and the food is fun too - my personal favorite is the Nachos! Enjoy acoustic and blues at The High Falls Café, the cozy atmosphere of The Northern Spy, an Historic Landmark, or the renowned Depuy Canal House, an early stone house providing candle lit rooms, an open fireplace and delectable culinary fair.
Sundays from May-October, High Falls hosts a well attended Flea Market in the center of town. Then stop by the quaint shops such as Barking Dog Antiques, the Green Cottage for flowers or High Falls Mercantile where you’ll find unique furniture, artwork and apothecary.
Don’t forget to catch a peak at the infamous falls along the Rondout Creek, you are, after all, in High Falls! This small town with big character is one of my favorites in Ulster County and after just one visit, I think you’ll agree.
High Falls, in the heart of Ulster County, is such a great place to invest in real estate; a great location, charming architecture, rich history and natural beauty all contribute to its wide appeal. If you’d prefer to build your own home, we currently have some very beautiful lots for sale just outside the hamlet. These parcels are well sited off a quiet country road providing the tranquility you desire for that special get-a-way, perfectly located near Mohonk Preserve where thousands of acres of pristine woodlands offer hiking, horseback riding and swimming in a crystal clear mountain lake. It’s the country property you’ve been dreaming of and its right here in the charming village of High Falls in Ulster County, NY!