This is your guide to all things Ulster County.

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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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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June can tend to be a busy month for a lot of people; between getting into summer mode, end of year school activities, graduations, summer camps starting, vacations, weddings, and can’t forget Father’s Day on June 17th... the month that we associate with the official start of summer can typically find calendars a bit frenzied. If you’re so lucky to find some time to yourself on weekends, you’ll find the Hudson Valley and Catskills too have packed calendars of great events for you to get out and enjoy! 

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed day by the pool, or an afternoon or evening of good food, drinks and festival memories, the summer in Ulster County, NY is just kicking off!

Ready to dive-in and have some fun this weekend?

Here’s some of…

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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.  Super modern homes for sale in and around the Hudson Valley are out there, but not always easy to find.  We're seeing more and more modern new construction properties for sale in the Catskill mountain region of upstate NY.  

Living upstate doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, though.

Check out some of these ultra modern homes that have recently sold across the county.

 1489 Denning Road, Denning, NY 12725 

Built in 2014, this contemporary glass home is…

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Surely you’ve heard about the controversy stemming from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests that have taken place over the past few months across the country, but did you know that, if you’re an Ulster County resident, this type of issue hits much closer to home, possibly more than you have realized?

Enter the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline - a crude & refined oil transportation pipeline stretching from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey and traversing straight through our home here in Ulster County. Just like other oil pipelines across the country, the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline is facing opposition left and right from local residents, town officials, environmental agencies, and the like. While reports about the pipeline stress the need for an…

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2016 has been quite the year, both for our nation as a whole, and locally, here in Ulster County as well. Regardless of whether or not you’re fondly looking back at a great year, or instead have high hopes for a brighter 2017, there’s no denying that a lot has happened this year! We here at Taft Street, aim to try to provide you with the most up to date, relevant and locally sourced news stories and happenings so that you can enjoy everything that the Hudson Valley and Ulster County have to offer. We shared plenty of stories this year on our blog and on Facebook, from local activity guides, event and restaurant features, and of course all the latest Ulster County real estate news. If you weren’t able to catch them all, don’t worry- we’ve compiled our top…

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