Less than 90 minutes from Midtown Manhattan is Ulster County, NY, the heart of the Hudson Valley, a National Geographic top-20 travel destination dubbed by The New York Times and Business Insider as ‘the Hamptons in the mountains.’ With its 250,000 acres of untouched wilderness and 350 miles of hiking trails across the Catskill Mountains and along the Hudson River, Ulster County provides for visitors and New York City transplants what Lonely Planet describes as “a real city break, with leafy drivers, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.”
Indeed, Ulster County is a four-season destination known for its storied history (the first State capital of New York, Kingston, is located here), agrotourism, eclectic arts and culture, entertainment and dining, spas and B&Bs, and outdoor recreational activities. In the warmer months, residents and weekenders enjoy golfing (we have 12 courses here), biking, hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, kayaking, swimming, skydiving and windsurfing; in the fall, foliage tours, orchards and farm stands are popular attractions; and in the winter, there’s downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, and cozy lodges for warming up. All year long, Ulster County’s many National Historic Districts, bustling main streets and wooded back roads feature art galleries and studios, fashionable boutiques, antique warehouses and other options for shoppers of all ages.
With one foot in the Catskills and the other in the Hudson Valley, Ulster County offers an array of options for first- and second-home buyers/sellers, weekenders, investors and renters, alike. To determine where in Ulster County a particular town may be located, click to view its placement on our Hudson Valley map.