Fun Winter Activities in Ulster County

winter fun outside in Ulster County

It’s that time of year again for chilly fun outside from sledding and skiing, to snowshoeing and ice skating. The Hudson Valley hosts a plethora of winter fun for you and your family to enjoy this season, and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything! The past year has been difficult for many, but it’s a great time to get outside and get some fresh air in your lungs, so read on to learn more about some places you should check out this season.

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

The pandemic brought a new love for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing because of the convenience that it can be done anywhere, and that you can enjoy this activity with friends while still allowing for social distancing! The Mohonk Preserve is a great place to get some exercise and also take in the beautiful sights of winter. The mission of the preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world. This area boasts amazing views, trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels, and the opportunity to see some of the awesome wildlife that this area calls home. Another great option to check out is the Minnwaska State Park Preserve located in Kerhonkson. Due to the high elevation of this land, you often can still find snow on the mountains well into March – which means more time for winter fun!

Snowboarding and Downhill Skiing

For those of you looking for a little more speed with snowboarding and skiing, there’s plenty of opportunities for you too! Since this area is loaded with high mountains and slippery slopes, there are many options for ski resorts to choose from. Check out a few of the options you can choose from in the Kingston area, brought to us by One of the highly rated locations is Hunter Mountain, which features four separate mountain faces to encompass a wide variety of terrain which caters to skiers and riders of all ability levels (and they even have snow tubing too!) Learn more about this location here.

Winter Markets

The winter season brings holiday shopping, and Ulster County has some lovely winter markets that you should definitely check out this season. The Kingston Farmers Market features produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and SO much more – you won’t want to miss all they have to offer so check out their site today to see what kind of indulgent treats you can find for your holiday table!

When it comes to winter fun in Ulster County, this is just the tip of the iceberg (see what we did there!?) This area prides itself on providing outdoor fun all year round for people of all ages and skill levels. Thinking about making the move to the Hudson Valley? The Ulster County Board of Realtors® is here to help, so contact us today so we can match you up with a REALTOR® to help guide you through the process easily, so you can get back to what is important to you, exploring the outdoors!

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