Fun Things To Do in Ulster County NY

Fun things to do in Ulster County NY

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It’s beginning to finally feel like spring after what seemed like a never-ending winter! Trees are blossoming and the early spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are finally giving color to our yards after seeing so much of the white stuff for so long now. Here in the Hudson Valley, with the warmer weather, comes an abundance of events to give us a little break, keep our weekends busy and break us out of this past season’s extended winter hibernation.

Now that May has arrived, and with Memorial Day’s official kick-off of summer only a few short weeks away, there is plenty to fill our calendars with! Can’t forget that May 13th is Mother’s Day- but we’re covered there with some great events and things to do that Mom is sure to love too!

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Some of the appeal of Ulster County lies in the fact that during any season, be it spring, summer, fall or winter, there is an abundance of beauty from our natural geography and a ton of activities to get residents (and visitors!) outside to enjoy all of them. In a region that is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking and highly visited mountain ranges in the country (the Catskills, Appalachians and Adirondacks to name only a few), it should be no surprise that these mountains are home to some of the best skiing in the northeast. While Ulster County itself is host to only a small number of ski areas, the amount of ski centers in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas make Ulster the perfect home base for skiers and other outdoor winter

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February 14th will soon be upon us… can’t you just feel the love in the air??

Ulster County is a destination for lovers this time of year. What could be better on a cold winter’s day than to spend some quality time with your love, enjoying a delicious meal and some sweet treats to go along with it? There’s lots of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Ulster County with your love, so much so, that for the ambitious, it may be hard to fit your whole desired Hudson Valley itinerary into one single, love-filled day. This 2018, Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday (which is a little bit of a bummer for those trying to squeeze in plans around weekday work schedules), but who says you can’t celebrate the weekend before and/or after and turn

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Come autumn, the Hudson Valley is known for a few distinct things; picturesque foliage and stunning views of mountains draped in red, orange and golden hues, quaint small town hamlets perfect for exploring after hikes and APPLES! Our hills are dotted with these bright red and green delicacies and people travel from near and far to pluck them straight from the trees, at their absolute freshest. As if the sheer number of people traveling to our area, by the busload most weekends, isn't enough indication that the Hudson Valley has some of the best fall produce available, the number of craft cideries opening up and moving to the area is another indicator that it doesn't get any better than apple season in the valley! Angry Orchard, a popular nationwide

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There is no better way to end a day of barbecuing, relaxing, and celebrating America’s independence with a group of friends, than with a bang - we’re talking fireworks of course! There are plenty of places within Ulster County that you can enjoy the grand illumination and sparkle of some top notch firework displays or, you may even be able to enjoy a ~small~ show from the comfort of your backyard. Fireworks are just the grand finale to an awesome day and Ulster County doesn't disappoint when it comes to fun holiday-related community events.

So if you’re looking to experience Independence Day in Ulster County like a local, pack a picnic, grab a blanket and some folding chairs and map out your perfect holiday weekend afternoon and evening with Taft

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As if Ulster County didn’t already bring tons to the table with its natural beauty, world class outdoor activities, super cool towns and awesome culinary experiences, Ulster County really knows how to have a good time in the summer, with festivals and events galore! With new events popping up every year all over the valley, there’s always something new going on to experience in Ulster County, whether you’re a long-time resident, or looking to make your first trip to experience first hand what you’ve heard so much buzz about.

These rising temperatures have got us in full summer mode already, so we’re ready to jump right in! Here’s a list of some of the most talked about festivals and events going on in the Hudson Valley and Ulster County, NY that

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Are you looking for a weekend escape from New York City? Some place that you can get outside, get some fresh air and just escape for a few days? Whether you’re a music lover or self proclaimed hippie or not, Woodstock, NY is a great place to visit, no matter your passions, and in any season.

 

ESCAPE NYC AND HEAD TO WOODSTOCK, NY

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Let the journey begin! It’s only a short two hour drive from New York City to Woodstock, so you can still make it to your destination for dinner if leaving straight from the office on a Friday night! After the picturesque drive upstate through the Hudson Valley, make your way to Hotel Dylan to settle in and get some shut eye for an exciting weekend ahead. Hotel Dylan (www.thehoteldylan.com) is nestled off of

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Spring is officially just around the corner, and after some late season snowstorms this year, many Hudson Valley residents are more than ready for the return of some warmer weather and an escape from that ‘cabin fever’ time of year. Luckily, when spring returns to the Hudson Valley, so do many great events, festivals and fun things to do that will get you out, exploring and enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

Kingston Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show

March 19th, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm

Andy Murphy Midtown Recreation Center, Kingston

All aboard for a showcase of the best of the best in model train displays. Spend the afternoon learning about the models and about trains from local railroad and train museum workers, shop for your own hobby

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Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts returns for Season 2 at the Rosendale Theatre!

March 19th Trailer from Digi Ranch on Vimeo.

ELEE Season 2- “Us Plus Them”

March 19th, 2017, 4:00pm- 6:30pm

Rosendale Theatre

https://www.engaginglectures.com

 

After a successful start to their Rosendale theatre lecture series in 2016, Eric Archer and Jesse Brown are bringing back the ‘spirit of lifelong curiosity’ and ‘the art of local inquiry’ for another season in 2017!

Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts (or ELEE for short) highlights both experts and passionate amateurs from right here in our backyards who seek to share their knowledge on a range of subjects and topics through a series of lectures and thought-provoking panel

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 Community Holiday Festivals and Tree Lighting Events

Ready to ring in the 2016 holiday season? For most people, Thanksgiving marks the ‘unofficial’ opening of the holiday season, but things really start to get festive when our small hamlets and towns light up with holiday cheer! Many communities host their own Christmas and Holiday events to kick off the celebrations-  where the night is usually capped off with a Christmas tree lighting, attended by the big man in red himself! Hit up your town’s holiday kick off celebrations, or to truly get in the Christmas spirit, catch as many as you can! 

Holiday on Huguenot Street and Community Tree Lighting

December 2nd, 2016, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Tree lighting at 7:00pm

Historic Huguenot Street, New

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