Ulster County

 Ulster County Upstate NY

Ulster County Upstate NY  is located on the west side of the majestic Hudson River directly across from Dutchess County.   It covers an area of 1161 square miles and offers spectacular views.   Formed in 1683, the county now has a  population of  around 180,445.Ulster County Upstate NY

A bit of  history for  Ulster County Upstate NY

Kingston a major city in Ulster County had the privilege of being the first capital of New York State, and is now the county seat.  There is much history to be found in the county; for example,  if you take a walking tour of uptown Kingston you will discover the Senate house,  as well as, other clearly marked historic sites.  The Hurley stone houses, or Huguenot street in New Paltz will give you a sense of the Dutch influence on the area.

The County makes excellent use of the waterfront; the  historic area of Kingston known as the Rondout has restaurants with waterfront views.  From the Rondout you can also board a boat for a cruise down the Hudson River or visit  both a train and maritime museum also located in the Rondout.

Video of Uptown Kingston the First Capital of  New York

Recreational Activities in Ulster County Upstate NY

If you love the outdoors, Ulster County Upstate  NY is the place to be.  Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, the Blue and Shawangunk Mountains as well as,  the many streams bring many visitors to the area annually.

Artists and other creative individuals are attracted to the area because of the amazing vistas.  There are also many cultural activities  like the Annual Woodstock Film Festival.

Ulster County also has one of the oldest newspapers in the area, the Daily Freeman which has been around since 1871.  There are also other smaller community papers.

No wonder so many make the county their permanent residence, and others maintain a second home.  The county  is located less than two hours from NYC.

Ulster County Towns

Each Ulster County town has its  own unique country charm.

Denning | Esopus | Gardiner | Hardenburg | Hurley | Kingston | Lloyd | Marbletown | Marlborough | Milton | New Paltz | Olive |Platterkill |Rochester | Rosendale | Saugerties | Shandekin

 Resources

Ulster County Concerts

Ulster County Restaurants

Ulster County Historic sites

Ulster County Government

Ulster County School Districts

Ulster Transportation

Ulster County Parcel Access

 

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