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Home of Rip Van Winkle

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The population of Palenville is approximately 1037 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 447 (2010).

The city tree is the Maple.
The city bird is the Crow.
The Palenville city color is Green.

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Palenville location: Palenville is located at the foot of North Mountain, in the Catskills

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Palenville history:

This hamlet is the Home of Rip Van Winkle, the story having been written here, and it is the site of the country's first artist colony. Once famous for its 25 boarding houses and taverns, it has now retired to a sleepy little town with a P.O, gas station, taverns and quik stop stores. Once, the creeks were full with tourists and residents, but no longer due to insurance regulations and the fact that tourists travel elsewhere.
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Palenville attractions:

Beautiful place to visit, live, and raise a family. Friendly residents, close to Hunter Mt. Ski area.
Rip Van Winkle Golf Course
Route 23A, Palenville, NY 12463
phone: 518-678-9779
Golf courses, restaurants, beautiful creek, trout fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, Catskill Game Farm.

Many of the famous Hudson Valley landscape painters, including Fredrick Church and Thomas Cole, stayed here in the summers while they painted their breathtaking landscapes of the Hudson Valley from the site of the Catskill Mountain House. There are several restaurants and bed & breakfasts in this sleepy hamlet which caters to tourists and hikers in the summer, leaf lookers in the fall, and skiers in the winter. There are numerous hiking trails and swimming holes located along the Katterskill Creek which runs through the center of this hamlet which has a year round population of approximately 1000. The Katterskill falls, the highest in the North East, are located 3 miles up the road from Palenville and attract thousands of tourists every year.

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