Monticello, in Central New York State, is a place that approximately 7,000 people call home.
Albany, the state capital, is roughly 85 miles (137 kilometers) northeast of Monticello, while Newark is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the southeast.
One of the nicest ways to experience the natural side of Monticello, is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s excellent golf courses. Book a few holes at Concord Monster Golf Course or Grossinger Country Club. If you’re in the area for a few days, check out the fairways at the Sullivan County Course.
Spend some time at Monticello’s historic fortifications and defenses for an insight into the city’s more turbulent times. Inspect the sturdy structure of the Red Hill Fire Tower and learn about the defensive techniques and strategies in times gone by.
You can never truly understand a place until you know its story; luckily Monticello has carefully preserved the Bethel Woods, one of its most significant historic sites. Read up about the site in your guide book, take photos and deepen your knowledge of the local history.
For a great night out in Monticello, pick up some tickets to the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, one of the area’s most popular concert venues. After the show, head off for supper at one of the nearby restaurants or bars and explore the region’s culinary specialties.
To get inspired, go and see the Brook House Gallery Incorporated, one of the most interesting museums in Monticello. Wander the halls, browse the various galleries and try the interactive exhibits.