beautiful view of the Catskill Mountains

Boasting upwards of 700,00 acres of pristine protected lands, it’s no surprise that Ulster County is a top destination for hikers eager to tackle some wild terrain!

No matter your skill level, from beginner to expert, the Catskill Park features 350 miles of trails, so you’re sure to find something fit for you.

Whether you’d prefer scrambling up mountains or taking a leisurely stroll alongside a rushing stream, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Ulster County’s wilderness.

Let’s explore some of them! They’re ranked in order of difficulty, from easiest to hardest, for your convenience.

Ashokan Rail Trail (ART)

Open year-round, this 11.5 mile hike doesn’t feature any elevation changes and is considered to be on the easier sides of Ulster…

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Man Puts Up For Sale Sign On Home

To make the most out of the sale of your Ulster County home, negotiations truly are key!

If you’re wondering what tactics and best practices to employ, keep reading to learn more.

Afterall, negotiating isn’t easy, but the following tips will certainly help make it easier!

Tip # 1: Have Your Home Inspected

A home inspection is a great way to provide a comprehensive understanding of exactly what it is that you’re selling.

The inspection can reveal the state of your electrical system or safety hazards, for example, that may be mentioned during the negotiating phase.

When you have a clear picture of what is and isn’t wrong with your place, it equips you with all the information you need for a straightforward sale. Ideally, this will…

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Ice Skating Ulster County

Where wild terrain meets stunning scenery and beautifully preserved open spaces, discover Ulster County.

Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes, lace up your skates, or give snowshoeing a try, there’s something for every outdoor enthusiast! From beginners to even the most experienced adrenaline-seekers, a thrilling adventure awaits all.

Ulster County is yours to explore, so what are you waiting for?

Ulster County Winter Activities

While there are many things to do in Ulster County, once the cold weather hits, these activities are sure to bring the heat.

Skiing & Snowboarding

If you’re looking to make your way to a mountain for some wonderful skiing and snowboarding, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center is just the spot!

Nestled in the…

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10 Great Reasons To Live In Ulster County, NY

A forever-wild landscape in Ulster County, New York, blends wild terrains, from mountains to meadows, with small town charm to create a place quite like no other.

With something for everyone, whether that be a location rich in culture, endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, or vibrant dining experiences – living in Ulster County, New York, has it all.

While there’s certainly no limit as to what makes this place so great, here are ten reasons to consider making Ulster County home.

1) An Art Lovers Paradise

Did you know that Ulster County is Hudson Valley’s center for arts and culture? In fact, it’s been home to the creative arts for more than 100 years, providing the area with decades worth of creations.

Discover Opus 40, a…

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Encompassing a wide area stretching west of the Hudson River between Albany and New York, Ulster County is a fantastic destination for enjoying the wild forests, charming towns, and many rich and diverse events and activities of Upstate New York.

This area of the scenic Hudson Valley is defined by rural valleys, small towns, and wilderness preserves just over an hour north of New York City. As such, it is a popular fall destination for families and individuals wanting to experience something wild, rustic, traditional, old-fashioned, or artistic among the colorful leaves of the surrounding trees.

From music festivals and art displays to museums and guided hikes, Ulster County has something for everyone in the fall months. Read on to find out…

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You may visualize farm houses or old stone homes when you think about real estate in Ulster County, NY, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. However among the more traditional mountain retreats for sale, there are also stunning contemporaries, decked out in modern luxury.

Upstate living doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, as the following homes clearly demonstrate. For those that love modern architecture, we're excited to bring you 9 Super-Modern Homes (and a few bonus homes!) in the Hudson Valley real estate market!

Location: New Paltz, NY

A listing like this is EXTREMELY RARE. This is an almost new construction in an elevated private village, overlooking seasonal views of the Wallkill River and Shawangunk ridge below.…

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Upstate New York is an area long-famed for its agricultural riches and diverse range of agricultural products and businesses. From apples, grapes, pumpkins, and berries, to livestock farms with sheep and horses, this area is known for its charming pastures, orchids, barns, and more.

Ulster County is particularly rich in this regard, with extensive rural farming through the Rondout Creek, Wallkill River, and Hudson River valleys.

Many of these farms welcome and host visitors or families to partake in their farming activities, whether picking organic apples, gaining insight into the history of farming in the area, animal sanctuaries, and enjoying the natural surroundings. 

Known generally as “agritourism”, this broad grouping of businesses,…

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Woodstock is a legendary town in Hudson Valley town, known for its artistic streak and natural beauty. This perfect blend of culture and nature makes it a hugely desirable place to live. Woodstock real estate offers buyers both the small village experience and a secluded lifestyle - provided by the beautiful surrounding mountains and forests.

Home values in Woodstock tend to be in the higher price point range, due in part to its popularity and famous name; and typically Woodstock homes for sale don't last too long on the local real estate market.

Here are the hottest new Woodstock homes for sale - these won't last long, so book a viewing today! 

This is a very rare opportunity to own a large Upper Byrdcliffe home in one of Woodstock’s…

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We all know the Hudson Valley has a lot to offer.  People buying here tend to gravitate towards areas that speak to their lifestyle and the things they like to do.  Some are attracted to what a small town stands for and let's face it... some simply come for the fresher air. 

Many have heard of New Paltz before, but few know it as intimately as the locals do.  This small town in Ulster County is no secret, but there is a secret sauce that makes New Paltz stand out from other local Hudson Valley hotspots. Join us as we share the local take on why New Paltz may be the perfect location for your new home.

11 Reasons Why New Paltz Is The Town For You  

 

New Paltz has been on many people’s radars for quite some time due to some world class local attractions, a popular state university, and…

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What’s not to love about Rosendale? If you’ve ever visited this small upstate Hudson Valley town, you’ll realize that living in Rosendale isn’t just about settling on a location; it’s a way of life. There’s always new and exciting things going on in this small community and most are done with such passion and vigor that you can’t help but feel inspired and touched by this town’s culture and ideals. This rural community of just under 6,000 residents may be on the smaller side, but they have a big voice — and people have traveled near and far to hear what Rosendale’s community members have to say. Here, there’s a passion to learn, to grow and to experience nature as it was intended. There’s a forward thinking progressivism that many other towns can only…

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