About Wikipaltz

Thank you for stopping by my blog about New Paltz, New York State. I have called new Paltz home for many years and I started this website to share my native community with people around the world. On this blog, you will find stories about local news and events as well as coverage of any national issues that are impacting life for us here at home. I’ll also be covering the best attractions in New Paltz so visitors can enjoy an unbelieveable getaway in the most beautiful place in the state of New York. So whether you are already a resident or just a curious tourist, I invite you to learn more about what makes our town such a great place to live and work. We hope to be the Internet’s most helpful website on what our town is like and how you can be a part of our local culture.

The Big Question: Is Big tobacco Trying to Destroy Ecigs?

In New York, especially in big cities like New York City and Buffalo, where’s it’s just about impossible to find anywhere to legally light up a cigarette, electronic cigarettes have become very popular. Not only is it possible to use electronic cigarettes just about anywhere, but the e-cigs have are also a very economical choice since they can be purchased for a fraction of what it costs to purchase a pack of cigarettes.

One of the many concerns that individuals who vape in New York City have is that they’re worried that big tobacco is trying to destroy ecigs. This concern has become even more pronounced since Governor Christie, governor of New Jersey, a neighboring state, has been working hard to add a state tax to the purchase of all electronic cigarettes. Many people believe that this is a clear cut example of Big tobacco trying to destroy ecigs since if a tax gets attached to the sale of e cigarettes people would have one less reason to make the change from traditional cigarettes produced by the big tobacco companies to electronic cigarettes.

While it’s entirely possible that some tobacco farms might be hoping the tax legislation goes though it’s less likely that the actual manufactures of the big companies are too concerned with electronic cigs. If any industry has proven itself to be adaptable it’s the tobacco industry.

One of the more interesting developments that shows that if big tobacco is trying to destroy ecigs it’s not all of the big tobacco companies, is that Marlboro has put a great deal of time and effort into releasing a version of the electronic cigarette. Marlboro’s e-cig is called the MarkTen. Marlboro put a great deal of time into developing this cig, making sure it would be a solid alternative for people who like Marlboro cigarettes, but who wanted to try electronic cigarettes. The MarkTen was originally released in just two states, giving the company a chance to see how well it competed against the rest of the electronic cigarettes.

Lorillard which makes the Newport cigarette and is the third largest cigarette manufacture in the country has also gotten involved in the e-cigarette industry, though instead of creating their own brand of e-cig, they simply bought an already established, and very successful, brand. Today, Lorillard owns Blu Cig electronic cigarette.

That both of these companies are taking an active interest in the electronic cigarette industries indicates two things. First, that the big tobacco companies are starting to think that there’s a good chance that not only are the big tobacco companies not trying to squash the electronic cigarette industry, but that they think electronic cigarettes will be around for a very long time.

Best Places To Camp In New York State

One of the last things you probably think about when you hear New York State is a place to camp but you may just be surprised at what they have to offer you. In this article we will go over a few of the best places to camp in New York State.

Heckscher State Park, located in East Islip New York is rated as one of the top 100 campgrounds in the United States. There are all sorts of things to do while there such as swimming, biking, and even playing on the playground. You can even take your dog for a walk as long as you keep them on a leash.

Allegany State Park is off I-86 and is very well developed with cabins, playgrounds and inns for camping in. There are quite a few things to do while in this state park as well such as hunting, hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking. If you want to sit back and relax and enjoy your camping trip then you may want to take the time to check out Allegany State Park.

Wildwood State Park is a wonderful place to camp if you like to be in the wilderness. Sometimes when people talk about camping, they are talking about being in a camper and having all the amenities of home. If you like to “rough it” then Wildwood State Park will be one that will give you a real camping experience. I personally think if you are going to go camping then you might as well do it like your living in the wild. This part is off I-86 on exit 18-20.

Enjoy your camping trip!

Visiting New York With Little Ones

If you are brave enough to travel to New York with little ones in toe you definitely have to visit Central Park. You can easily spend an entire day in Central park and your kids will be sure to love it. There are special places in Central park just for little ones such as Sheep’s meadow. Another fun thing that kids like to do in Central park is feed the ducks. I can remember feeding the ducks when I was little and I remember it like it was yesterday.

The Central park carousel is also a great place to visit with your kids and will be sure to entertain them for a long time. You won’t have to worry about the kids getting bored while in central park and you won’t have to worry about them falling asleep once you are back to your hotel either. They are sure to fall out before you even get back to wherever you are staying in the city.

The Bronx Zoo is a wonderful destination to visit while in New York with your kids. The animals they have to offer are great and they offer world class exhibits for the entire family to enjoy. The Bronx Zoo is home to over 600 species from all across the world.

The Botanical Garden is also a place you may like to visit with your little’s while in NYC. If you home school your kids, The Botanical Garden can be a learning experience as well as fun for all involved. Take some pictures of the plants you would like to learn more about and then use them in your schooling once you are all back home.

The New York State Blizzard

As you can imagine, the current conditions in the state of New York are worsening. The temperatures have dropped and the snowfall is accumulating very quickly. It seems that this is a yearly incident anymore. However it is also a strange way to bring up the topic of climate change. For many years the world has been hearing all about the warming planet and the dangers that come with this phenomenon. People such as Al Gore will release videos and books that detail the damage that is being done to the globe and the climate. However they rarely, if ever, cite the normal conditions that are always occurring. Why is it that the world is full of climate skeptics yet the media continues to push the idea that the world is warming? How can it be warming when the United States is currently in the coldest conditions it has seen in over 20 years?

Some will argue that global climate change does not mean global warming. I would argue that this is simply a different side of the same coin. For many years we were told that the earth was heating up. Now we are being told that the climate is changing in a myriad of ways. The state of New York is a great example. They are under 20+ inches of snow right now. This happens every year. They are also closing schools based on the cold temperatures. This too happens every year. There is nothing new under the sun and this is just another ploy by some to control the masses. When you control the narrative you control the money. And this is all about control and money. Do not fall for it.

Rock Climbing in New Paltz New York

New Paltz is becoming well known for its rock climbing areas! If you have never been there and you are a rock climber or you want to learn more about rock climbing, you should totally make a trip to new Paltz New York. New Paltz New York has actually become world renowned for rock climbing!

Because New Paltz has so many varying degrees of difficulty available for rock climbers, many of them are taking time out of their schedules to make New Paltz New York their destination of choice. Nearby New Paltz is the Shawangunk Ridge. Between these two places you will find numerous areas to climb rocks!

New Paltz New York is an old lively village where many rock climbers like to visit. The diversity in the rocks their allow old and new rock climbers alike a great rock climbing experience. The difference in difficulty levels found in New Paltz rock climbing allows the climbers to get better at their skill.

The only way to become a better rock climber than you already are is to travel to places that allow you to stretch yourself to your limits. New Paltz New York is a great location to allow yourself to stretch yourself and your skills to the max. There may be rocks with ice on them there so you will need to be aware of that before you go. Climbing on ice is only going to make you a better rock climber as it will push you to the limits of what you are capable of.

People In New Paltz New York Are Getting Geared Up For Christmas

If you haven’t been to a local store lately then you may be unaware that the Christmas season is almost upon us. No we have not yet been privy to all the wonderful Christmas music on the radio stations, but it is well on its way! People all over the United States are getting ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of year in just a few short months.

Many families in new Paltz New York are gearing up for the holidays by going out now and purchasing the gifts for their loved ones on their Christmas list. The malls are starting to put out Christmas decorations already and have it seems skipped right over Thanksgiving! This happens every year however so we should not be surprised by it at all, and should rather just learn to go with the flow.

If you live in Paltz New York then you may want to travel to New York City for the holidays to see how they decorate Times Square and take part in ice skating and shopping. I have always wanted to go to NYC for the holidays and one day I intend on doing just that! If you already live in NY however, you should not miss a beat getting down to the city to take part in all the fun and holiday spirit! It won’t be long now before the radio stations all over the US will be blasting Christmas music for all of us to enjoy! It’s almost time to get in the Christmas spirit so break out your best mug and pour some cocoa as you prepare for the happiest time of the year.

New Paltz New York In Fiction

You may think you have never heard of New Paltz before, but if you have ever seen the movie Dirty Dancing then you most certainly have heard of this place. Think back to when the character by the name of Penny Johnson got pregnant and wanted to go have an abortion. You are right! She went to New Paltz New York to have this done. Of course this is just fictional but the name New Paltz is a very real place.

There are other places that have mentioned New Paltz such as in the book Secrets In The Shadows. New Paltz was the place where Zipporah and Tyler James lived in the book written by V.C. Andrews.

In the television show Supernatural, New Paltz is the place where Sam and Dean visited. This particular episode was about a haunted antique painting. The novel “The Cusp Of Sad” written by Nikki Pison mentions New Paltz as “Little Heart”. This book is set in the 1980’s punk scene.

As you can see New Paltz New York may not be a well known place but it is getting around in the fictional scene in the United States. Next time you read a book or watch a movie or a television show, listen closely to see if New Paltz is mentioned anywhere. After reading this blog post about it you are likely going to take note next time you hear anything about New Paltz.

So as you can see, our city is more than just a local community. It’s also a famous place featured in plenty of works of fiction.

Home School Families In New Paltz New York Enjoy Local History

Homeschoolers all over the world love to learn about history but not all of them are privy to what New Paltz New York families are. They are able to go look at the stone houses of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. These houses are among the surviving examples of early stone houses built by Europeans in North America.

With all of the growth and change in cities these days it can sometimes be hard to find anything left standing from the past to go and see in person. This kind of thing is great for homeschoolers because they can actually go and see and walk in the buildings that were a part of our history. I don’t know about you but reading about it just can’t tell me all I need to know about something, but going to see it can!

New Paltz New York was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots settlers.

There are also many cultural events that take place in New Paltz that homeschoolers may be interested in.

This time of year is a great time to talk about Halloween since it is fast approaching us. In New Paltz New York kids can enjoy the Halloween Parade as well as the Haunted Huguenot Street, and the Night of 100 Pumpkins!

I don’t know about you but it sounds like New Paltz New York may be a cool place to visit if you home school your children. There is a lot to see and do and learn about there!

Halloween In New Paltz New York

Halloween is just around the corner although with the way the stores and shops around town are promoting Christmas already you would think that Halloween already came and went. Halloween is a fun time of year for children and adults alike to dress up and be silly. It is no different in New Paltz New York! If you live anywhere near New Paltz you should totally check out their Halloween festivities!

On Halloween night for over a quarter of a century the Guenther family has put on a Halloween haunted house for anyone who would dare to come to it. This attraction has attracted thousands of people over the years however there have been many complaints over the years about noise and heavy traffic. For this reason the New Paltz haunted house owners Ann and Dan Guenther decided to call it quits back in 2006.

People who loved to go to this haunted attraction each year were none too happy with the news of it closing so folks got together and relocated the attraction to Hasbrouck Park in 2007. This move has been great for this haunted house because the park has a large castle in it that is utilized each and every year now.

This move has been great for the people of New Paltz New York and more and more people are becoming involved with the haunted happenings on Halloween night in the park. Even the local YMCA and the Department of Public Works are taking part in the fun.