Download GPX file for this article
41.716944-74.393333Map mag.png
North America > United States of America > Mid-Atlantic > New York (state) > Mid-Hudson and Catskills > Catskills > Ulster County > Ellenville


From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ellenville is a village within the town of Wawarsing, in Ulster County, part of the Catskills region in New York State. Ellenville is located near the intersection of routes NY 52 and US 209.


Ellenville is located in the humid continental climate zone and has cold, snowy winters, and hot, wet summers; the village experiences four distinct seasons. Ellenville is located in plant hardiness zone 6a. Snowfall is significant. Ellenville is close enough to the Atlantic coast to receive heavy snow from Nor'easters and the village occasionally receives Alberta clippers. Winters can be very cold with fluctuating conditions. Summers in Ellenville can contain stretches of excessive heat and humidity.

Get in[edit]

Christ Lutheran Church, historic building

By plane[edit]

The closest airport with commercial flights near Ellenville will be Stewart International Airport (SWF IATA) in Newburgh/New Windsor, NY (About 28 miles, 50 min. driving time). A connection to Ellenville from the airport may be available with Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT).

The next closest will be Albany International Airport (ALB IATA) in Albany (About 90 miles, 1.6 hours driving time). The next choices will be the major airports in the New York City area. Some type of ground transportation to Ellenville will be needed to complete your journey.

By train[edit]

  • AMTRAK / Metro North, Poughkeepsie, NY, toll-free: +1-800-638-7646. AMTRAK and Metro North have a train station in Poughkeepsie, about 34 miles Northeast of Ellenville and 1 hour driving time. A connection to Ellenville may be available with Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT).

By car[edit]

The easiest and most common way to reach Ellenville is by driving an automobile or other road vehicle. NY Route 52 and US Route 209 converge in Ellenville. These are generally two lane roads that are also used as local roads. Use caution when traveling these roads, as they are not designed for high speeds.

By bus[edit]

  • Shortline-Coach USA, toll-free: +1-800-631-8405. Shortline Bus Line-Coach USA offers three bus trips daily between Ellenville and New York City. Other ground transportation will be needed once inside Ellenville.
  • Pine Hill Trailways, New Paltz, toll-free: +1-800-776-7548. Pine Hill Trailways offers several bus trips daily between New York City and New Paltz. Ground transportation will be needed between New Paltz to Ellenville. A connection may be available with Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT).

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT), +1 845 340-3333. UCAT offers bus service inside Ulster County, and connects Ellenville with neighboring towns. UCAT directly serves US Route 209 in Ellenville with the "E" and "E1" Routes. Check the website for exact schedule and details.

By car[edit]

The easiest way to travel around Ellenville is by automobile. NY Route 52 and US Route 209 intersect in Ellenville. Local roads are usually two-lane asphalt or single-lane gravel roads.

By taxi[edit]

  • Abe's Taxi Service, +1 845 647-5656. Offers taxi service in Ellenville. Phone for use.
  • Ellenville Taxi Service, +1 845 647-6868. Offers cab service in Ellenville. Call to employ.


Art and culture[edit]


Historic places[edit]


Hang Gliding is available in Ellenville


  • Ellenville Lanes, 8109 Route 209, +1 845 647-2695. Bowling lanes open to the public.


  • Shawangunk Country Club, 38 Country Club Road, +1 845 647-6090. Offers 9-hole golf course.

Hang Gliding[edit]

Horse Riding[edit]

Salon & Spa[edit]


Farm Markets[edit]

  • Barthel's Farm Market, 8057 Route 209, +1 845 647-6941. Shop for bedding plants, shrubs, hanging baskets, garden supplies, Christmas trees and wreaths. All varieties of vegetables. Open daily.
  • Ellenville Farmers Market, Market & Center Streets, +1 845 668-0424, e-mail: . Sundays, 12 noon-4pm. Shop for fresh produce, organics; music, family friendly. Open Sundays, June-October, 2017, 12 noon-4pm. They are still accepting more vendors. free.



  • B G's Sportsmans Pub, 410 Briggs Hwy, +1 845 647-8412. Sports bar.
  • Dibrova Lounge, 8853 Route 209 (Ukrainian American Youth Association), +1 845 647-7230. Ukrainian-themed lounge at the UAYA Center
  • Stony Brae Pub, 3984 NY Route 52, +1 845 647-2108. Near Shawangunk Ridge State Forest.
  • Tavern at the 'Gunk, 38 Country Club Road (Shawangunk Country Club), +1 845 210-4206. Located at Shawangunk Country Club.
  • Town Tavern, 78 Center St., +1 845 647-6140. Local tavern.



The Area Code in Ellenville is 845. Cellular signal coverage is unpredictable in Ellenville. Internet service may be offered at some lodgings in town.

Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Ellenville is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.