Ulster County residents love to throw a party at the well-planned drop of a hat. Festivals celebrate our seasons, our cuisines, our books, and our music. In fact, we ritually torch our only city, re-enacting the “Burning of Kingston” in 1777. Come see what’s happening today in Ulster County!
What to See
Naturally, where there is so much history, one is bound to find a wealth of antiques and Ulster County is one of the best places to pursue this national past-time. Visit our historic landmarks, colonial architecture, wineries, farmers markets and studios where visitors can watch glass being blown or metal being formed into handmade objects d’art.
Where to Play
Visitors come to Ulster County from all over the world for our world-renowned rock climbing, hang gliding, skiing and more. You name it, we have it. Tube the Esopus to cool off, cross country ski at Minneswaska State Park, or try your hand at a number of challenging public and private golf courses.
Where to Stay
Lounge in front of a roaring fire while the snow dusts the landscape outside, or enjoy the ambiance of any of Ulster County’s bed and breakfast inn’s in the mountains or right in town.
Where to Dine
Bring your appetite because Ulster County restaurants have reached world-class status in recent years. Dining here reflects the ethnic diversity of our residents, and is fueled by our proximity to the celebrated Culinary Institute of America.