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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Ulster County Map


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Hudson Valley Events

  • CARAVANKIDS SUMMER WORKSHIP

    2019.07.08

    CaravanKids Summer Workshop, 7/8 - 7/12 and 7/15 - 719, Stone Mountain Farm, River Rd., New Paltz - introduces children ages 4-8 to the wonderful...

  • 4th Wall Summer Theater Camp

    2019.07.08

    Have your 5-15 year old child join 4th Wall Theatrical Production’s Summer Theatre Camp program and experience one of the most acclaimed...

  • Free Handgun Safety Course

    2019.03.14

    Free Handgun Safety Course. 2 Locations.  Gander Outdoors Kingston, NY 12401 www.gosafetycourse.cf   Phoenicia, NY 12457...

  • Impressions of Life Exhibit

    2019.06.20

    June 20 - July 31, 2019,  Opening Reception:  June 20th, 5:00-8:00 pm Telling stories of life, through a black and white lens presents...

  • Death is Irrelevant

    2018.10.13

    Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1968–2018 October 13, 2018 - August 2, 2019   “Death is a...

  • Farm Stand at Atlas: Blooming Hill Farm

    2019.07.11

    Farm Stand at Atlas: Blooming Hill Farm Blooming Hill farm will be selling local produce in the garden at Atlas located at 17 Spring Street in...

  • ALASTAIR NOBLE: MESSAGE IN A BO(A)TTLE

    2019.06.14

  • ANNE SAMAT: Greatest Love

    2019.05.09

      Anne Samat is the latest in a succession of international artists-in-residence hosted by Hudson Valley MOCA. Using intricately-woven textiles...

  • Hourly Docent-led Tours at John Jay Homestead

    2019.05.01

    Hourly, docent-led tours of the historic house are available Wednesday through Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Special thematic...

  • America’s Holistic Doctor

    2019.01.16

    The U.S. ranks dead last in preventable deaths among the 19 leading industrialized nations! We’re clearly off target in our approach to...

  • Art College Visit: Hartford College of Art

    2019.07.18

    Throughout July and August, a dozen prestigious visual arts and design colleges will be reviewing the portfolios of student artwork. The...

  • From Country Drives to The Grand Tour: Travels To and From Rensselaer County

    2019.03.29

    In the Grimm Gallery:   What was behind all the traveling that took place before the age of the airplane? How does the experience of travel...

  • Angry Orchard's Trivia Night

    2019.07.18

    Get your Eggo Waffles ready for Stranger Things Trivia at the Orchard on Thursday, July 18th! Make sure to head to the orchard by 5:30pm to...

  • Angry Orchard Trivia Night

    2019.07.18

      Get your Eggo Waffles ready for Stranger Things Trivia at the Orchard on Thursday, July 18th! Make sure to head to the orchard by 5:30pm...

  • Basilica Back Gallery Series 2019

    2019.06.01

      A free series inviting artists in residence to create work using Hudson as a muse, inspired by the eclectic past and present of this historic...

  • Harmonies on the Hudson featuring Shandy

    2019.07.18

    Thursday evenings this summer are reserved for our Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series! Relax on our beautiful lawn adjacent to the...

  • Beginner Belly Dance w/Amanda Maria

    2019.06.06

      Students can expect to learn basic belly dance technique, movement vocabulary, and traditional musical context. We will focus on developing...

  • Basilica NOn-Fiction Screening Series 2019

    2019.06.01

      A free series inviting audiences to share the power of the big screen at no cost to attendees, often with filmmakers in attendance for a...

  • FREE Summer Movies on Safe Harbors Green

    2019.06.27

    The City of Newburgh and Safe Harbors of the Hudson present: FREE Summer Movies on Safe Harbors Green (corner of Broadway and Liberty Street),...

  • Gong Bath in the Salt Cave

    2019.05.23

    Gong is a musical instrument which is an effortless way to tune us into the divine. It creates an ocean of sound that is profoundly relaxing; a...


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