Formed in 1844 from parts of Hurley, Marbletown and New Paltz, Rosendale today comprises hamlets such as Binnewater, Bloomington, Bruceville, Cottekill, Creeklocks, Hickory Bush and parts of High Falls, Lawrenceville, Lefevre Falls, Maple Hill, Tillson and Whiteport. The town is known for being the home of Rosendale Cement, which provided cement to many famous locations, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
Rosendale is surrounded by many lovely features, such as Rondout Creek and Wallkill River, Joppenbergh Mountain, a portion of the Shawangunk Ridge, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and Rosendale Trestle, and Binnewater Lakes. The Rosendale Community Center has a plethora of attractions, from a playground and swimming pool to a baseball field, tennis and basketball courts, and a horseshoe pit.
The community center also hosts the International Pickle Festival, a popular Rosendale event that happens every November.