Ulster County

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Introduction to Ulster County Neighborhoods

Just 90 minutes from Manhattan up I-87, Ulster County is a world apart. A large part of the county is forever wild—the quarter-million acres that make up Ulster’s portion of the Catskill Park are still home to bobcats, minks, fishers, coyotes and black bears. Hunting and fishing, naturally, are popular here, as is golf (there are 14 courses here), horseback riding and hiking and biking on 350 miles of trails. The Shawangunk Mountains—the ‘Gunks, as locals call them—are among the best rock-climbing sites in the country. And winter affords lots of outdoor fun as well, with great downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing—and cozy lodges with fireplaces to warm up afterward. For indoor fun, Ulster County is a center for arts and culture in the Hudson River Valley. From the spectacular artscape of Opus 40 to galleries and outdoor theatre, Ulster County has been home to the creative arts for more than 100 years. There has been a lively music scene since the original Woodstock was held here, and the Ulster Performing Arts Center offers many live concerts. Arts, crafts and antiques can be found at the Ulster County Fair in New Paltz and the growing antique center in Saugerties. Satisfy your shopping jones at the unique boutiques in Woodstock, New Paltz, Saugerties or at the big malls in Kingston. The rich and fertile soil supply local restaurants with an abundance of fresh and natural foods, and there are 14 vineyards dotting the regional wine trail, providing an easy opportunity to wander the county and taste the valley’s bounty.

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Hudson Valley Events

  • Global Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Conference


    Conference Series LLC extends its welcome to Global Registered Nurse & Nurse Practitioner Conference during March 19-20, 2017 at Bali,...

  • North East Watercolor Society 2018 Member Show


    North East Watercolor Society 2018 Member Exhibition Exhibition Opens Feb. 4 thru Mar. 20 at Orange Hall Gallery/Loft at SUNY Orange County...

  • Loyal to the Crown: British Art from the George Way Collection


    An extraordinary look back to the glorious past of England   To collect means to connect with the past. It is a way of not only placing yourself...

  • Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families


    As part of its expanded programming in 2018, Hudson Area Library is proud to offer “Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families”, Tuesdays, 10...

  • Itty Bitty Playdate


    Itty Bitty Playdate Ages birth to 3 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian It’s never too early to start visiting the library! Make a date...

  • Preschool Story Time with Miss Penny


    Join Miss Penny for reading, singing, & crafting fun! For children ages 2-5.

  • Michelle Stuart


    Dia will present Michelle Stuart’s four part rubbing Sayreville Strata Quartet (1976). The installation expands Dia’s presentation of...

  • Peculiar Rarities


    Peculiar Rarities For over twenty-seven years, Carrie Haddad Gallery has prided itself on exhibiting some of the finest artworks in the Hudson...

  • Anne Truitt


    Dia presents a new collection display of recently acquired works by Anne Truitt. The installation will trace Truitt’s formal evolution from early...

  • Between I and Thou


    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections...

  • Marilyn Orner: "The Deployment Project and Other Works"


    Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 3-6pm A painting a day while her son is deployed.

  • Between I and Thou


    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 - December 22, 2018 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores...

  • Alphabet Soup


    Alphabet Soup Ages 3-5 years old A First “on my own” program with stories, fun crafts, and games to increase literacy skills. Please visit the...

  • Partners Crossing Boundaries


    Partners Crossing Boundaries is an in-depth look at the dynamic art duo of Nicole Lemelin and Terrance DePietro of Palenville, reaching for the...

  • Loyal to the Crown: British Art from the George Way Collection


      Loyalist or Patriot? When faced with this dilemma our founding fathers were surely daunted. On display will be a magnificent collection of...

  • International Day of Happiness


    March 20th each year, marks International Day of Happiness. In response to the complex challenges faced by humankind, the United Nations created...



    Kerhonkson Fashions will present the clothing collection of local luminary Verna Gillis. Highlighted will be her vintage clothing, world costumes,...

  • Comfort Food Tuesdays


    Essie's Restaurant Presents Comfort Food Tuesdays Come Join us at Essie's Restaurant for Comfort Food Tuesdays where our Chef will feature some...

  • Changing Spaces: An Artistic Exchange (Barrett Art Center/Tivoli Artists' Gallery)


      Barrett Art Center and Tivoli Artists Gallery would like to announce CHANGING SPACES: AN ARTISTIC EXCHANGE   This is the first joint...



    SUNY Ulster music ensembles present chamber works for wind and strings.  

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