Discover the many possibilities of experiencing the charm and character unique to Ulster County. Take two mountain ranges, one big river, countless creeks and hundreds of square miles of preserved and public land. Add in a population of passionate hikers, bikers, climbers, skiers, horse lovers, boaters, swimmers, skydivers, hang gliders and fishermen and you’ve got the basic ingredients of Ulster County-style fun. From the High Peaks to the waterfronts, whether you’re after a full-on adrenaline rush, a measured workout, or a scenic stroll, we’ve got your destination. If you are looking for solitude or community, a dinner cruise, a sunset sail, or a kayak paddle, we’ve got that too. Ulster County: four full seasons of fun you’ll never forget.
Ulster County boasts more than 750,000 acres of woodlands, including 250,000 forever-wild acres (protected by the constitution of the State of New York). This land is comprised of 35 mountain peaks and 350 miles of unspoiled hiking trails, all at your disposal.
The hallmarks of Ulster County’s craft beverage scene are history, innovation and variety. Wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries all welcome you to sample their wares. Come taste the benefits of fertile soil cultivated by 300 years of communal wisdom, seasoned by world-class culinary artistry. Whether you want to pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables, wander through an orchard or wander with locals at the farmers’ markets for honey or artisanal cheese, it’s all delicious, healthy and homegrown right here.
Ulster County has been home to artists’ colonies since the 19th century and creatives have always been attracted to the freedom of the bucolic landscape. Whether you love music, theatre, visual arts or down-home crafts, you’ll find a cultural banquet on every visit. Explore the numerous museums and galleries. Visit Kingston’s Stockade District for a look at New York’s first capital.
With so much to see, you may want to consider one of our many places to stay. From luxurious resorts to pitching a tent, a romantic bed and breakfast to a pet-friendly hotel, Ulster County has got it all.