Popularized by Washington Irving's stories, the Hudson Valley is more than the stuff of legend. Middletown is where art and history meet the outdoors.
In the middle of the Hudson Valley and the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains, Middletown is a community rich in charm and American history. Full of ethnic eateries, small shops, historic landmarks and rolling hills there are activities for every season. This is where we live, learn, work and serve.
Outdoorsy and Artsy
The Mid-Hudson Valley region is a nature enthusiast’s dream, with plenty of boating, camping and hiking - one 22 mile trail starting just minutes down the road. You can also enjoy the arts in Sugarloaf, Storm King, and Bethel.
A Little History
In the heart of Middletown is the historic Paramount Theatre, built in 1929, where great names of entertainment performed: Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Middletown’s own hometown celebrity, from the USA TV show Graceland, Aaron Tveit. One of the few remaining Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organs can be heard at the Paramount along with music from symphony orchestras, jazz, Broadway and community theatre. And Thrall Library was originally opened in 1896 as a railroad station for the Erie Railroad mainline. Rail service was taken over by MTA's Metro-North Railroad in 1983, and the building was restored and opened as the Library in 1995.
Living in our fully-equipped private dorms, or in a local apartment a short drive from campus. Middletown allows you to enjoy the bucolic beauty, good food and historic charm of the Hudson Valley region.