If you are seeking fabulous shopping, delectable dining, remarkable historic landmarks, and an exquisite natural setting, High Falls is the hamlet for you. This quaint community has a fantastic personality—friendly, chic, and rustic all at the same time.
For a perfect High Falls retreat, check in to Clove Cottages and enjoy breathtaking views of the Shawangunk Ridge and Mohonk Mountain House from your clean, comfortable room. Only 5 miles from the many attractions that High Falls offers. Start your day with breakfast at The Last Bite—not only will you get healthy, delicious foods (prepared by one of their famous sandwich slayers), you can marvel at the strange and frightening décor. Their fabulous breakfast and lunch menu, including soups, salads and desserts, is complimented by their fine selection of free-trade coffees and fresh-squeezed juices.
Shopping is a must in High Falls. There are wonderful local stores to explore all within walking distance. Start your shopping at Fred. Fred is newly opened shop with unique home decor needs you'll love. Then head over the bridge to soak in the sound and scene of the rushing waterfalls, as you approach Nectar, a shop that ignites your senses. Sip a cup of hand-blended tea while you explore unusual items from every continent as well as pieces from local Hudson Valley artists, jewelers and artisans.
For dinner, sit in the heart of High Falls at Murphy's, nestled among waterfalls and apple orchards. Murphy's offers guests a fabulous bar, romantic atmosphere, and a refreshingly diverse menu that includes duck confit with a port glaze, free-range tofu wings, or an eight-ounce burger. Next stroll over to Hopped Up for a selection of microbrews from American and Belgian craft brewers.
Dedicate another day to learning about the unique history of High Falls and exploring its natural wonders. High Falls commemorates its origins with the D&H Canal Museum located in an historic Episcopal church in the heart of the town. The museum's exhibits include a working model of a lock, a life-sized recreated boat cabin, artifacts, and original paintings by canal-era artists. Get a map at the museum (or online) of the 5-locks walk and take a self-guided tour of refurbished locks 16 through 20 (originally built in 1847). The towpath is approximately 1/2 mile in length and can be accessed year-round without charge.
And of course, don’t miss the beautiful waterfalls. Kayakers and hikers alike enjoy the amazing natural playground in High Falls. If you're around for the warmer months, stop by the town's weekly outdoor flea market on Sunday to relish in a large display of interesting and fun objects.
After a day of outdoor activities nothing hits the spot like the High Falls Café. Their comfort food is made to order using the freshest ingredients. Their atmosphere is rustic and country. High Falls Café has a full service bar, drink specials, and a happy hour. Their well-known music events include live weekly music by some amazing local bands as well as many big names.
And once you’re convinced that you never want to leave, visit Mary Collins Real Estate to tour the exquisite selection of homes for sale and rent in the area. Mary Collins and her crew of realtors will guide you to just the right home—in the historic hamlet, on surrounding farmland, or a scenic mountain retreat.
High Falls Hot Spots
200 Rock Hill Road
The Last Bite
103 Main St
1209 Route 213
1412 Route 213
The Green Cottage
1204 Route 213
8 Second St
2303 Lucas Turnpike
D&H Canal Museum
23 Mohonk Road
High Falls Café
12 Stone Dock Road
The Egg's Nest
1300 Route 213