Welcome to Shawangunk!

Comprehensive Plan Update

Welcome to The Town of Shawangunk, one of the most unique areas of the Eastern United States. Located in the southwestern part of Ulster County, NY, Shawangunk includes the hamlets of Wallkill and Walker Valley, New York.

Shawangunk is an area of over 36,500 acres with exceptional industry, business, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and historic sites. We welcome you to our town and our website, and invite you to explore.

~John Valk Jr., Supervisor      

Pronounced “SHON-gum” by most locals, the town's name is most likely a Dutch transliteration of the indigenous Munsee Lenape word meaning “in the smokey air”, a reference to the misty mountains.