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 heart of the Catskill Mountains, this family-friendly spot boasts long cruising trails, parks, bumps, glades, and steeps for endless fun. With 8 lifts, 50 trails, 174 skiable acres, and nearly 10 kilometres of cross country trails let the adventures begin!
Snowshoe & Cross Country Skiing
For those that are interested in snowshoeing and cross country skiing, the following winter trails were made for you.
Hurley Rail Trail: this trail is part of a larger trail system spanning 108 miles, with the Hurley Rail Trail extending 12.8 miles. It’s a wonderful spot to try some winter activities! And, with a path nearly ten-feet wide, there’s plenty of space to stretch your legs.
Hudson Valley Rail Trail: for a picturesque adventure, follow the 7.1 mile trail that will take you through hardwood forests, over the scenic Black Creek and under some stunning stone-arch bridges. With little incline, this trail isn’t too challenging making it perfect for novices.
Monhonk Mountain House: surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest, check out Hudson Valley's most iconic resort! Explore the area with the help of some snowshoes or cross country skis to help you cover more ground.
Lippman Park: if you’re looking for a spot to run free and enjoy some outdoor recreation, look no further than Lipman Park. 100 acres of stunning wilderness means you truly get out and explore!
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: open from dusk to dawn year-round, this winding trail is nearly 22 miles long! It’s no surprise the spot is so popular among cross-country skiers.
Kiwanis Ice Arena: this olympic sized ice rink is located indoors, so you can still enjoy some winter fun while staying protected from the elements.
Mohonk Mountain Ice Skating Pavilion: While this resort boasts many great amenities, you can’t miss the 18,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink. Don’t worry, it’s covered! And, the 39-foot stone fireplace will keep you warm if the skating isn’t.
When you call Ulster County home, you’re lucky to have all these amazing amenities right at your fingertips. To discover your future property, connect with Taft Street Realty and discover the perfect Ulster County listing today.Posted by Dylan Taft on