Ulster County, New York
Bike, kayak, swim, shop, hike, golf, snowboard, climb, explore, repeat.
Seek For Yourself.
Situated in the Catskills off the Hudson River amid the scenic and varied beauty of Upstate New York, Ulster County is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground—and not just for those who love roughing it. As spring flowers blossom, the region comes to verdant life, with seemingly endless possibilities for outdoor recreation, walkable shopping and local eating and drinking.
Connect with Nature
Whether hiking, climbing, kayaking, windsurfing, or sampling the area’s farmers’ markets and agricultural riches, you’ll find Ulster County an immensely rewarding place to detox from the trappings of city life. If you’d prefer a glass of wine (or two) to go with your hike, we recommend the Shawangunk Wine Trail, an 80-mile route through 15 wineries.
Ski down a mountain
Dust off snow boots and slip into your fleece: Ulster County has some of the best skiing on the Eastern Seaboard. Don’t take our word for it: SnowEast Magazine readers more than once chose Belleayre Mountain—one of New York’s original ski resorts, opened in 1949—as one of the best, including in the categories of Best Grooming and Snow, and “Overall Favorite Eastern Resorts.”
Golf a few rounds
Golfing Magazine recently called Ulster County a “fabulous place” for golf enthusiasts, and with good reason. The sprawling region offers 11 outstanding courses to choose from, each with its own memorable holes and pristine conditions, with gorgeous views of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley.
Stroll the county’s historic Main streets and shop the boutiques, hit a weekend flea market or visit one of several charming auctions.
Taste the Local Flavors
With options ranging from farm-to-table creations to roadside barbeque, Ulster offers a host of fantastic dining options for everyone—whether you enjoy vegan cuisine or the locavore scene.
Plan your outdoor adventure at ulstercountyalive.com