Town of Gardiner

Town of Gardiner

The Town of Gardiner, located in southeastern Ulster County, was established April 2, 1853 by taking parcels from the Towns of Rochester, New Paltz and Shawangunk. It was originally called Church Corners and in the 1870’s it was renamed for former Lieutenant Governor Addison Gardiner. It covers 45 square miles with a population of approximately 5,200. The topography ranges from flats along the Wallkill River to rolling terrain in the east and vertical cliffs leading up to the Shawangunk Ridge in the west.

In addition to the beautiful scenery, the “Ridge”, part of the Shawangunk Mountains, is known nationwide for its rock climbing. The Mohonk Preserve and Lake Minnewska (which actually has two lakes), are state parks and are located in the “Gunks”and offer miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf courses and swimming. The Ranch offers skydiving for both participants and spectators. The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail starts in Southern Gardiner and runs North through New Paltz. You can hike, run, bike or horseback ride along the trail which is the roadbed of the former Wallkill-New Paltz railroad.

You can find out more about the Town of Gardiner at

Town Supervisor

Mary Beth Majestic

845 255-9675, ext 101

Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Michelle L. Mosher (R,I,C) 845-255-1962

Highway Superintendent
Brian Stiscia  (R) 845-255-1381


New York State Senate
John J. Bonacic (R,I,C)
Middletown 845-344-3311
Albany 519-455-3181
www.senatorbonacic.comRepublican Committee Chair
Patricia A. Jacobsen (R) 845-895-1028

Town of Gardiner GOP, along with the Town of Shawangunk GOP have endorsed Frank Lenny Zapka as their candidate for Legislator in the 16th Legislative District for this years election.  Frank, or as everyone know him as Lenny, is a retired detective from the Newburgh Police Department, and is currently Executive Vice President of Alert Security & Investigations, Inc.  Lenny is married and has two sons that attend New Paltz School, one graduating this year and will be attending S.U.N.Y. IT  in Utica NY.  Frank is a well qualified candidate, and will be an asset to his constitutes of the 16th District when he takes office in January 2014.