Ulster County New York

The Hudson River Valley region is one of the most beautiful areas in all of New York, and Ulster county is just one of the hidden gems along the banks of the river.  Ask any local resident and they will tell you the same, it’s space residents and visitors can enjoy mother nature first and foremost.  The stunning countryside is lined with perfectly trim apple trees and surrounded by various mountain ranges such as the Catskills and Shawangunk Mountains truly breathtaking views in any direction you choose.  With one of the biggest cities in the world as its backdrop, Ulster County has a diverse community with ideals of small-town life, making it unique to other areas of the country.    

Freshest Farm to Table

Many people wouldn’t even know, that it is in these parts, you get the freshest farm-to-table eats, sip on some of the best craft brews, homegrown wines, and artisan-crafted spirits in the entire state, maybe even the world! Bonus, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is the place to be. Year-round activity galore, there’s plenty of biking, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, kayaking, and a plethora of other outdoor pursuits. Known for its entertainment, both indoors and outdoors showcasing renowned arts, music, and a vibrant cultural scene. This area is filled with history, historic homes, small towns, quaint main streets, and hamlets to explore. There are so many different ways to enjoy Ulster county, and those who move here do so because of the quality of life it offers. If you are nearby it is perfect for a quick day trip. However, to really soak it all in I highly recommend an overnight visit and come seek for yourself what makes Ulster county so special. It’s big, covering a large area, so planning ahead is recommended for you to make the most of your day. As a local resident, tourism expert, and full-time weekend tourist, I’ll be sharing more with all of you the great things to discover in this local area.   

Bountiful Autumn Season       

Let’s start with fall, one of the most beautiful times of the year when the leaves change colors and put on a show. For the complete fall foliage report click on the LINK.  Trying the apple cider donuts and visiting the local farms here is the must-do activity in the fall. Some of the more popular places to apple and pumpkin pick, spend the day and enjoy the fall air include Dubois Farms, Minard Farm, Weed Orchards, and Wilcklow’s Farms.  All some great choices in Ulster County. Fall is also a very popular time of year with the creative crafting and writing community who turn out at local flea markets and fairs. Many times you will find authors doing readings and book signings too. Famous fall events that take place include the Woodstock Film Festival, Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions in West Park, Stockade Faire in uptown Kingston, and Walktoberfest on the Walkway in Highland, naming just a few.  While coronavirus may have slowed things down the area has fun and entertaining options of things to do, and not just in fall, but every season, and month of the year.

Ready to come and seek for yourself what makes Ulster County one of New York’s Hidden Gems?

Until next Time ~ Ayri

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