Place:Gardiner, Ulster, New York, United States

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NameGardiner
TypeTown
Coordinates41.667°N 74.15°W
Located inUlster, New York, United States
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Gardiner is a town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 5,713 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Gardiner is in the south-central part of the county.

History

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The first settlers in the region were Huguenots from France. Gardiner was created from parts of New Paltz, Rochester, and Shawangunk by an act of the New York State Legislature on April 2, 1853. The first town meeting was on May 17, 1853. It was named for Lieutenant Governor Addison Gardiner. In 1925, a large fire destroyed a large part of Gardiner village.


The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail begins in southern Gardiner and runs along the abandoned Wallkill Valley Railroad rail corridor to New Paltz, New York. Majestic Park is off of Farmer's Turnpike, and features a skate park, playground, gazebo, and covered picnic area as well as three barbecue grills. It also has a baseball diamond, basketball, and handball courts.

Gardiner's Fire Department offers many social events throughout the year, including the Penny Social and the Plant Sale.

The public library, located on Farmer's Turnpike, also offers groups, events, and classes.

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