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

  • Bridge Music - 9th Season

    2018.04.01

    ​BRIDGE MUSIC returns of its 9th season Bridge Music, Joseph Bertolozzi's musical homage to our area's iconic Mid Hudson Bridge...

  • Frozen Ropes Chester Summer Camps

    2018.06.25

    Frozen Ropes Chester Summer Camps Choose from Baseball, Softball & All-Sport Camps Ages 5-13 Half Day & Full Day Options...

  • Altamont Fair

    2018.08.14

    The Capital Region's hometown fair features midway rides and games, live music and entertainment, agriculture presentations, exhibits,...

  • Columbia County Plein Air Art Exhibit

    2018.07.30

    The Columbia County Plein Air Artists, Volume 3–Group Show 2018 Breathtaking Views of Columbia County and Beyond [Hudson, NY] The...

  • D&H Canal Museum High Falls Flea Market

    2018.04.29

      D & H Canal Historical Society's FLEA MARKET in HIGH FALLS.  The Flea Market runs every Sunday from the second Sunday...

  • "Elemental Forces" Exhibit

    2018.06.09

    Identifying renewable energy sources is an important issue facing humanity going forward. It is a task requiring the collaboration of scientists,...

  • Dance Intensives and Camps

    2018.07.09

      Our Ballet Intensive includes classical ballet training by professional instructors and senior students at the School of American Ballet,...

  • Clay Art Center's Adult Fall Classes

    2018.07.30

    CLAY ART CENTER -   Weekly Adult Classes Fall 2018   Clay is the new yoga and has taken on a new popularity as people,...

  • Fotographia: A Group Exhibition of Photography

    2018.08.04

    Emerge Gallery is pleased to present Fotographia: A Group Exhibition of Photography from August 4 - September 3, 2018. The exhibition includes work...

  • Dorothea Rockburne

    2018.05.06

    In May 2018, Dia Art Foundation will present a long-term installation of Dorothea Rockburne’s large-scale works from the late 1960s and...

  • 2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max: Early Paintings

    2018.07.17

    The art of Peter Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s, with its colorful imagery of gurus, sages, runners, flyers, Zen boats, snow-capped...

  • EQUIVALENCE: The Art of the Photograph

    2018.08.18

    EQUIVALENCE: The Art of the Photograph​ The Piermont Fine Arts Gallery   218 Ash Street, Piermont NY 10968  ...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

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

  • Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller: RiverThatFlowsBothWays

    2018.06.01

    An immersive video installation on the movement and luminosity of the Hudson River, with images by Ellen Kozak and a string-ensemble score by...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

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

  • Children & Families: Watercolor painting

    2018.08.19

    Observe and paint Storm King's sculptures and landscape while experimenting with watercolors. This program is included with admission.

  • Folktales & Stories for Children & Families

    2018.02.11

    Beginning on February 11 the Hudson Area Library has a new story hour on Sundays. Pamela Badila performs, tells and reads folktales from around the...

  • Family Studio Projects

    2018.08.04

    Saturdays and Sundays in August 1–4pm Creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and...

  • Fine Home Source 2018

    2018.05.23

    Fine Home Source Home Show 2018 Presenting quality designs and products as-well-as skilled craftmanship to bring your new or renovated...

  • Free Handgun Safety Course

    2017.09.14

    Phoenicia Fish and Game Association is Proud to Sponsor a free Handgun Safety Course instructed by ARMSTA Instructors.  A handgun safety course...


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