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

  • IN:SITE Outdoor Art Show

    2016.06.27

    IN:SITE is a summer-long outdoor art exhibit at the Century House Historical Society (CHHS) on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY, home of the...

  • HIGH MEADOW SCHOOL

    2016.06.27

    For children ages 4 - 12! Unique and exciting experiences in the arts, athletics, and open ended play including nature exploration, low ropes...

  • Kids Horseback Riding Camp

    2016.06.27

    Summer Horseback Riding Camp 2016 We are pleased to announce that we will be holding several different Summer Horseback Riding Camps...

  • Gift Fair

    2016.06.01

    Come and enjoy our amazing collection of handmade gifts. New stock from India displayed in a full array of color and vibrancy. Clothes, shawls,...

  • Bravelet

    2016.04.27

      Join Team Lisa's Positive Vibes with this ongoing Bravelet Fundraiser! Visit: https://www.bravelets.com/shop-jewelry Click Shop.  In the...

  • Robert Irwin, Excursus: Homage to the Square3, June 1, 2015 - May 2017

    2015.06.01

    Excursus: Homage to the Square3 marks the artist’s first exhibition at Dia:Beacon—a building whose master plan he...

  • Basilica FREE Screening Series - River’s Pics

    2016.06.26

    Sundays | June 26 | July 31 | August 28 | All Films start at 11AM   Selected by River Stone   FREE Sunday Kid Matinees!...

  • Sculpture in the Garden: James Tyler & Santi Hitorangi

    2016.06.03

      The Edward Hopper House is pleased to present Sculpture in the Garden 2016 featuring the work of James Tyler and Santi Hitorangi.  Reception...

  • Kids Art Camp

    2016.06.27

    Come join us to create a variety of art projects. Explorations may include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more. Students will be...

  • Aston Magna Music Festival

    2016.06.24

    Aston Magna Music Festival is the nation's longest running summer festival featuring early music performed on authentic period instruments, in the...

  • Claire Lambe: Paintings

    2016.06.01

    Claire Lambe: Paintings, at the Falcon Opening Reception: June 5th, 4 - 5:30 pm Artist Claire Lambe has a solo exhibition opening on June 5 at...

  • Concert to Celebrate Woodstock Elders

    2016.06.17

    SageArts is hosting a concert on July 17 to celebrate in song the lives of local elders from the Woodstock, N.Y. community.  SageArts is an...

  • First Time Homebuyer Seminar - Kingston

    2016.06.28

    If you’re thinking you’d like to take the leap into homeownership in the next few years you probably have a lot of questions. After 25...

  • Intro to Tapestry Weaving with Erica Kane Fink

    2016.06.28

    In this workshop, students will dive head first into the magical world of weaving.  We will work with home made frame looms and will learn all...

  • Space and Time: Chris Pickett and Max Seinfeld

    2016.06.04

      Clay Art Center is proud to present Space and Time: a duo exhibition featuring whimsical functional works by Barbara Rittenberg Fellow Chris...

  • "Draw To The Nude" Art Opening

    2016.04.09

    Group Drawing Show featuring the works of Garin Baker, Niamh Butler, Bob Breur, Andrew Lattimore, Mary Mugele Sealfon and John A. Varriano. The...

  • SoulCollage® Weekly Group

    2016.06.21

    SoulCollage® In Rhinebeck SoulCollage® workshops  are an engaging and fun process to access your intuition and create your own deck...

  • Basilica FREE Screening Series - Bollywood @ Basilica

    2016.06.21

    Basilica FREE Screening Series - Bollywood @ Basilica Tuesdays | June 21 | July 12 | August 9 | Doors at 7PM | Films at 8PM   FREE...

  • Penguin Rep Theatre

    2016.05.26

    Rockland County - Penguin Rep Theatre - Stony Point, New York.  The Immigrant - Story of the playwright's grandfather,...

  • Mac-Haydn Theatre's 48th Season!

    2016.05.17

    The Mac-Haydn Theatre is opening their 48th season! The Mac-Haydn Theatre, entering its 48th season in Columbia County, will be opening their...


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