Fun Things To Do in Ulster County NY

Fun things to do in Ulster County NY

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Wine cork- Enjoy.jpgThe Hudson Valley knows their food and wine! Whether you just can’t decide on what to eat or drink, or you wish to try some new and top notch food and beverages, festivals are the perfect way to get a taste of the valley. The Shawangunk Wine Trail gets in on the fun and hosts a multitude of events and festivals each year, showcasing their winemaker’s best vintages and accompaniments.

The 80 mile long Shawangunk Wine Trail is made up of 15 family-owned wineries located between the Shawangunk Mountain ridge and the Hudson River, stretching from the Ulster County towns of New Paltz, Gardiner and Marlboro to our southern neighbor of Orange County, New York. The wineries on the Gunks trail all have their own unique vibe that is sure to wow and their

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Yes, it was an incredibly mild winter this year, but now that daylight savings time has come and gone, Easter too, we’re ready to trade in our down feathered jackets for sandals and t-shirts, for good. And when the warm weather in the Hudson Valley returns, so too do the annual outdoor events and festivals that we have all come to love and return to year after year!

Summer brings a ton of festivals to Ulster County, as well as throughout the rest of the Hudson Valley, but we’re itching and just can’t wait 3 more months to get our festival fix! So here we go, wait no more… a quick peek at some of the major spring and early summer festivals around Ulster County to get excited about! This should hold us all over until all those sweet summertime festivals

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High Falls, located roughly 90 miles north of New York City in scenic Ulster County is a small, colorful hamlet straddling two awesome towns, Marbletown and Rosendale (as seen on the map below).  Although very tiny in stature, this hotspot comes with some fairly deep historical roots. The past few years have seen the hamlet of High Falls as a stand out in the local real estate market, with lots of new faces being drawn to this postage stamp sized hamlet. The area's eclectic character welcomes many city dwellers who are looking to break out of the concrete jungle to a more serene, calming, but still totally hip location.

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 1.44.44 PM.jpgThe hamlet of High Falls is pretty small and quiet, despite it’s wildly growing popularity, making it the perfect place to get away

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Parts of the Hudson Valley, specifically locations in Ulster County, are drawing Brooklynites in record numbers- so much so, that the Hudson Valley has even been referenced as the “New Brooklyn.”  This seems to be happening more and more since the NYT article was published about NYC renters choosing to buy a second home first before buying their primary home in the city.  it makes sense if you think about;  this new generation of buyers are realizing that they may just be better off renting in Manhattan and then purchasing the more affordable digs upstate.  Why not buy in the Catskills if that’s really your ultimate lifestyle?  We’re seeing baby boomers looking to come back to more urban settings since their net worths make it possible and the

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woman skiingWoodstock, NY acts as a home base for skiing and snowboarding in the Catskills! Three great ski resorts all within an hour's drive of Woodstock make the town a perfect launching pad for winter fun. The nearby slopes are just another reason why real estate in Woodstock, NY is so desirable for New Yorkers seeking a weekend retreat and also year-round residents who love to get outside and be active! So gear up with Taft Street Realty as we take on some radical skiing and snowboarding all within short drive to Woodstock, NY.

Belleayre Mountain - Great Skiing Just Down the Road from Woodstock!

Belleayre Mountain is the closest ski resort and also the easiest to get to from Woodstock, NY. Located just 30 miles or so (from Woodstock) up Route 28, the drive

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Favata's TRT BicyclesFavata's TRT Bicycles is a local bike shop that has operated out of Rosendale NY and hosted local bike tours & races for years. Just recently, Favata's TRT Bicycles moved into a bigger and better location! Remaining in its hometown of Rosendale NY, Favata's TRT Bicycles now sits prominently on Route 32, across the street from the Rosendale Rec Center and right next to Rosendale's Trailways bus stop (which offers daily service right to NYC). New shop, same great service! Offering new bicycle sales, repairs, and guided tours, Favata's TRT Bicycles also organizes and hosts local bike races like the upcoming Williams Lake Classic in Rosendale on Sunday June 9th. So the next time you're in Rosendale NY, stop in and check out the new shop at Favata's TRT

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checkers_400For some people around the Hudson Valley, being crafty is a passion! Revamping old into new, making something from scratch, or collecting the unique works of others; no matter what your passion is, if it has to do with arts & crafts there is no better place to be this Memorial Day Weekend than the Woodstock | New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair! Taking place at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz NY the Woodstock | New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair will feature over 300 amazingly talented (and local!) artists and crafts people, live entertainment, great food, and much more!  Here is Taft Street Realty's first of many profiles of the 2013 Ulster County NY Summer Festivals!

Fun Things for Children To Do

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Ulster County NY real estate for sale*Looking for even more fun Ulster County Summer Festivals?*

Check out our new Taft Street Summer Festival and Event Guide- Now Updated for 2016! 

It's that time of year! As we approach the summertime herein Ulster County NY, local festivals and events are popping up throughout the area to welcome in the warm weather. From the well-established, well-known favorites like the Woodstock & New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair, to the newer events like the Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival the next few months are full of fun times to be had here in the Hudson Valley region! As we have in the past Taft Street Realty will be covering many of these great events, so stay tuned to our blog for upcoming posts! Until then, here is our comprehensive Ulster County NY | 2013

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Ulster County NY BlogTaft Street Realty’s Ulster County NY blog is dedicated to all things real estate! From real estate market reports, to local events & activities, to posts that profile Ulster County hotspots like Woodstock NY and New Paltz, Taft Street Realty’s blog has it all! Are you interested in historic stone homes, or are contemporary homes for sale more to your liking? Perhaps you’re a seller who would like to know how many homes sold in the past few weeks, or maybe you’re interested in the latest Green building materials. No matter what your interests, if it’s related to Ulster County NY real estate, chances are our popular blog has covered it!

Real Estate Trends | Local Hot Spots

Ulster County Real EstateReal estate is comprised of many different facets, and involves a variety of

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Water Street Market New Paltz NY homes for saleThere is no shortage of great shops and restaurants in New Paltz NY! This bustling Hudson Valley town is thriving thanks to its popularity among visiting New Yorkers, and the location of one of the best State Schools in New York, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz.  However if you’re in New Paltz one shopping destination that should definitely be on your “to-do” list is the Water Street Market! This indoor, European-inspired market boasts no fewer than 20 boutiques, shops, galleries, and cafes – each one unique - for visitors to enjoy. Being an indoor shopping center, the Water Street Market is open for business in any type of weather – and because it’s located just off of the Wallkill Rail Trail and Main Street New Paltz, you can ride a bike, walk, or stop by as you

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