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

  • Beacon Flea Market


    Beacon Flea Market is set to open our seventh season on April 2nd 2017. Beacon Flea Market is located at 6 Henry St, Beacon, NY, just off Main St...

  • Bliss Body Yoga


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  • Awaken Wellness Fair


      The best-loved body, mind, spirit holistic expo, Awaken Wellness Fair, is back!   In its 15th year of educating people about holistic...

  • Annual Artisan Craft Fair to benefit Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in the Hudson Valley


      Works for sale by 25 local artists and craft Artisans including framed art, pottery, glass, woodworking, jewelry, photography, textiles, and...

  • Annual Holiday Pottery Sale


    Annual Holiday Pottery Sale November 17-26, 2017. Open every day except Thanksgiving, 10am-5pm. Over the past couple of decades, the Art Center's...

  • #CMOST Gives Back


      CMOST will be partnering with the Regional Food Bank during the month of November. Throughout the month there will be a box in the museum lobby...

  • Clay Art Center Weekly Youth Classes


    Build your child’s inner artist through the art of clay.  In today’s technology driven world children are rediscovering the proven...

  • A Hudson Valley Journal


    A Hudson Valley Journal The Gardiner Library is presenting an exhibit of paintings by artist Natalie Wargin. Based on journal sketches the...

  • Biscuit


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  • Chair Yoga


    CHAIR YOGA FREE Mondays, October 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th at 11:00am   Chair Yoga is a very helpful way for those who need...

  • 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...

  • Call for Artists: Leave your Swords at the Door


    Call for Artists: Leave Your Swords at the Door October 6 – November 24, 2017 “What if we acted as if the whole world were a wedding with good...

  • 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...

  • Between I and Thou


    Between I and Thou 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections between the...

  • 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...

  • Clay Art Center Presents Clay Holiday: Annual Sale and Studio Tour


    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to...

  • An Evening with Todd Rundgren (w/ Full Band)


    VIP and Meet and Greet Tickets Available! Born and raised in Philadelphia, multi-instrumentalist and rock and roll maverick Todd Rundgren began...

  • An Evening with Todd Rundgren (w/Full Band)


    An Evening with Todd Rundgren (w/Full Band)   Date/Time: Sunday, November 19th, 2017   @ 7pm       VIP and Meet and Greet Tickets...

  • After Some Time


    Solo exhibition of paintings and mixed media drawings by Thomas Huber. 

  • Breaking the Code


    Those who saw Benedict Cumberbatch as computer genius Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game" several years ago will learn about Turing's private life...

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