Fun Things To Do in Ulster County NY

Fun things to do in Ulster County NY

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Saugerties NY Real Estate - Hudson Valley's Best Place to Live 2012

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 2:44pm. 2742 Views, 10 Comments.

saugerties_welcomes_youHudson Valley Magazine recently called Saugerties NY one of the Top 7 Hudson Valley Towns to Live In for 2012. We here at Taft Street Realty couldn't agree more! In our opinion Saugerties NY embodies all of the great things about life here in Ulster County. It is a delightful mix of natural beauty, rich history, quirky culture, and a shared sense of local identity. Like Hudson Valley Magazine, Taft Street Realty has been keeping tabs on Saugerties' rapid growth and endless potential. We've written extensively about this cool little, 200 year old(!) town in posts about Main Street Saugerties NY and much more!

Great Food, Awesome Activities, New Hotels, and Fun Festivals in Saugerties!

fireworksAs the HVMag article points out, Saugerties NY is full of fun…

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Ulster County Real Estate Alert! - 2012 Local Burn Ban Now in Effect

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 3:01pm. 4482 Views, 0 Comments.

Sign on Burn BanPublic officials have initiated an annual burn ban for the entire Ulster County NY area. The ban is in effect from March 15th through May 15th and it prohibits open burning of any kind. What does this mean for residents of Ulster County? Burning tree branches, logs, and other forms of dead wood (including, "brush") is normally allowed in Ulster County, as are campfires and bonfires. However, from March 15th - May 15th open burning of any kind is strictly prohibited due to an increased risk of unintended wildfires. History has shown that this particular time period is when the region is most at risk. Many don't realize that open burning is the single greatest cause of wildfires in New York State. People who live in Ulster County undoubtedly remember a 2008…

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10 Amazing Luxury Homes For Sale In Ulster County, NY

Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 9:42am. 10222 Views, 2 Comments.

Back by popular demand! Readers loved our last post about luxury homes for sale in Woodstock NY, so we're bringing it back and branching out to the rest of Ulster County NY! There are so many amazing homes for sale in this area, of all different styles and time periods. The surrounding landscapes are one of kind, so each home is its own unique sanctuary. So without further ado, here are 10 amazing luxury homes for sale in Ulster County NY! 

152 Elwyn Quarry - Woodstock, NY

Woodtsock NY MLS 20120975

Available for sale for the first time in 30 years 152 Elwyn Quarry is truly a one of a kind opportunity! This home is literally perched over a clear quarry pond, with the high-ceilinged, screened-in porch extending over the water. Private and secluded, yet within walking distance…

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New Paltz Restaurant Review: The Gilded Otter Brewpub

Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 3:18pm. 2464 Views, 3 Comments.

Brew SamplerIf you're dining in New Paltz, NY and looking for a place that has something for everyone and plenty of room take it from Taft Street Realty and visit the Gilded Otter! The Gilded Otter in New Paltz, NY is an amazing place to grab a bite and/or some delicious, fresh-brewed beer. Perched right on the Wallkill River at the edge of the village, the Gilded Otter is a brewery, a restaurant, and a great meeting place for friends. The building alone is beautiful: large and spacious with expansive windows that offer views of Mohonk Mountain and the Shawangunk Mountain Range. The interior is open and spacious with accents of rustic stone & wood-work. The shiny basins, kettles, and tubes of the micro-brewery wind their way around the restaurant. Belly up to the…

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Ulster County Real Estate Spring Kickoff - Local St. Patty's Day Happenings!

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 2:07pm. 2503 Views, 0 Comments.

Clover 1It's that time of year! St. Patrick's Day is upon us and the Hudson Valley region is ready to celebrate! Everyone is Irish on St. Patty's Day, and all across Ulster County, NY there are great places to go and have some fun. So grab a beer and a plate of corned beef! Wear some green and get in the spirit of St. Patty's Day in Ulster County!

Raise A Glass - Ulster County, NY Pubs & Breweries

BeerSt. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year so there's no reason not to celebrate! Ulster County, NY has a variety of pubs and breweries to have a pint and enjoy the day with some friends. New Paltz alone has enough venues to eat and drink for the entire holiday! If you like live music, head over to Bacchus Restaurant. The Irish band the Whiskey Shivers will be…

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FINALLY! Davenport Farmstand Opens Tomorrow March 1st!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 1:54pm. 2517 Views, 1 Comments.

davenport_farms_logoFinally! With an unseasonably warm winter, many locals in the Rondout Valley have been craving the tasty offerings of Davenport's farmstand. The wait is over because tomorrow on March 1st, Davenport Farms in Stone Ridge, NY will open its farmstand for the 2012 season. For many folks in Stone Ridge and throughout Ulster County, NY the opening of Davenport's farmstand marks the beginning of Spring. More importantly perhaps, the farmstand's opening means access to fresh produce, delicious baked goods, pre-made organic meals and a top-notch nursery! Famous, among other things, for its delicious Rondout Valley Sweet Corn, Davenport Farms is rich in local history and offers quality food at affordable prices. It in turn contributes to the wide appeal and…

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New Paltz, NY Real Estate - Private Family Colonial on 5 Acres

Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 10:40am. 13706 Views, 0 Comments.

New Paltz Colonial 1Looking for a home for sale in New Paltz, NY? This 4 bedroom colonial has it all! 608 Rte. 32 North in New Paltz is located just minutes from Main Street New Paltz, NY; however you'd never know it relaxing on the wraparound porch. Set on 5 private acres, this beautiful home cannot be seen from the road and offers plenty of space both inside and out! It is low-maintenance, centrally located, and worry free! And offered at $307,500, it is also the best deal in New Paltz, NY right now! So c'mon in! Take a look with Taft Street inside this well-maintained, value-packed home!

Convenient Yet Private Location - Just Minutes to New Paltz and Kingston

New Paltz Colonial 2This home's location is super-convenient without sacrificing privacy. Literally minutes from the the town of New…

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Ulster County is for Lovers!

Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 11:58am. 1248 Views, 0 Comments.

heartLove is in the air in Ulster County, NY this Valentine's Day! There's no shortage of romantic places to dine, breathtaking views to see, or relaxing activities for a couple to do. Ulster County, NY is known to inspire passion; from master artists in the 1800's to a new generation experiencing free love in the 60's. The beautiful surroundings set the backdrop and each unique town has a great place to eat or have a drink with someone special. It's no wonder so many people enjoy Ulster County Living. Visitors tend to fall head over heels, and not want to leave. Hey with so much to see and do, what's not to love?

Pick Your Pleasure at Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY

Few places are as beautiful as Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY. You could arrive here the…

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The Ashokan Reservoir: Ulster County's Gift to NYC?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 4:28pm. 2903 Views, 4 Comments.


Why call the Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster County's "Gift" to NYC? Like any gift freely given, the giver expects nothing in return, and that's precisely what some residents living near and around the reservoir have gotten from New York City: nothing. Well, at times nothing, other times a little something, and sometimes, much more than they bargained for. But we'll get back to that later. First, join Taft Street Realty as we explore the unique relationship between the Ashokan Reservoir and New York City...

The Birth of a Reservoir: A Prelude of Things to Come

old_ashokan_reservoirAt the turn of the 20th century, New York City was already a thriving metropolis that was rapidly growing. Basics like water were needed on a massive scale, and city officials soon looked north to the…

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Woodstock, NY Real Estate - Overlook Mountain Then & Now

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 12:10pm. 3233 Views, 2 Comments.

ashokan_reservoir_from_overlook_mountainThe iconic Overlook Mountain and the town of Woodstock, NY, over which it stands watch are forever linked. During the 1800's, the Catskill Mountain region became a popular tourist destination, due in large part to paintings done by the "Hudson Valley School" of artists. It was the 1st coherent school of American artists, most famous among them Thomas Cole. Featuring beautiful, panoramic views of the Catskills, these paintings were celebrated and touted by politicians at the time, who were aggressively pushing for local tourism. The idea was that the untapped real estate in the Hudson Valley Region was as beautiful, if not more stunning, than any European vista. A favorite painting spot among these American Masters? The top of a mountain called Overlook in…

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