Find the Outdoors
No matter the season, Ellenville is an outdoor destination awaiting your discovery. It’s a launching pad for active adventures, as well as quiet activities. Head upwards, toward the clouds, on a hang glider. Or stay grounded, hitting one of several local—and easily accessible—trail systems.
What are we famous for? The “ice caves” at Sam’s Point Preserve, and Sam's Point, a five-state scenic overlook with a legendary past. The waterfalls of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Ellenville’s also known as the Hang Gliding Capital of the Northeast, with three major hang gliding schools, and amazing launch sites on the Shawangunk Ridge. Runners come to town for major races, such as the “Rock The Ridge” 50-mile endurance challenge.
When you visit Ellenville, you’ll find yourself convening with protected, preserved nature, hiking the peaceful Shawangunk Mountains, fishing, kayaking, biking, cross-country skiing, and more.