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Alpine Endeavors

AMGA Accredited Guide Service offering professional instruction and guided trips for rock climbing, ice climbing, winter mountaineering, snow-shoeing, and hiking to all ability levels throughout the Gunks (Shawangunk) and Catskills Mountains. We provide all technical equipment needed.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Rock Climbing, Rock Climbing

Black Creek Preserve

New parking area.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Fishing and Kayaking

Blue Sky Ranch

View the Hudson Valley from 13,000 feet! Our skydiving school offers state-of-the-art aircraft and instruction. We’re open seven days a week during the good weather, and weekends in Nov & Dec weather permitting. Experienced skydivers: 255-9538.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Skydiving, Skydiving

Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park

Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park ad

Listed in: Area Attractions, Fishing and Kayaking

Catskill Mountain Railroad

Check website for rides and activities.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Chodikee Lake

Car top boat launch, great fishing and birding. Lots of wildlife most seasons.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Fishing and Kayaking

Historic Huguenot Street

DuBois Fort Visitor Center and Tours. Thur -Mon 10:30am-4:30pm. Exhibits, public programs, library & archives.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Hudson River

Black Creek Preserve

Listed in: Area Attractions, Fishing and Kayaking

Hudson Valley Rail Trail

West side of the Hudson–Haviland Rd off Rte 9W, just north of Mid Hudson Bridge intersection. Beautiful, paved rail trail takes you past steep rock cuts and beautiful wetlands. Flora, birds, and the occasional red eft (newt). Peaceful and beautiful. 3.6 miles from Walkway to Tony Williams Field.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Hiking

Hurds Family Farm

Join us for fall fun with 20 plus outdoor activities for all ages. Come see what’ NEW! Favorites are bouncy pillow, giant slide, pedal carts, mazes,gem mining, duck derby, cow train ride and funtastic playground. Pot luck veggie, flower and fruit picking. Welcome camps, picnicers, family reunions, schools, youth groups, group homes. Private group campfire site. Please visit our website/facebook for hours, fees, & special events. NEW  SUMMER HOURS: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 am–7pm. Summer hours starting Friday, July 21.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Family Fun, Farm Markets

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge

Visit the Lodge! It’s a trip, but worth seeing the “other” John Burroughs site & his grave. Free tours of are offered the first weekend of the month, through October, from 11 to 3. Reservations are not needed. Donations towards the upkeep of the Lodge are gratefully accepted. Learn more at our website.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

John R. Kirk Planetarium

45 minute programs introduce adults & children to the wonders above us. You and your family will be enthralled, and you’ll learn a lot of science. Public shows are free. Reservations must be made online. NO tickets are available at the door. For public show schedule and ticket info see: www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/
Private shows (for schools, scouts, etc) are $3.50 per person. Seating limit is 44. Contact Director for booking.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Educational

Juckas Stables

Horseback riding for all ages! On 117 acres. Beautiful trails. Excellent horses. Birthday parties and other celebrations. Gift certificates available. Celebrating 50 years!

Listed in: Area Attractions, Horseback Riding, Horseback Riding and Lessons

Lakeside Licks

Mini golf & Kids Golf Leagues. Delicious ice cream. Serving hearty breakfasts & new lunch choices. Ice cream cakes, pies & cupcakes available to help you celebrate any occasion, or just because… Thursdays are Cruise Nite. Tuesdays are Bike Nites. Both 6-9pm. Flea market spaces Sat & Sun. Call ahead for your miniature golf special occasion party!

Listed in: Mini Golf, Mini Golf, Restaurants

Saugerties Historical Society

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Senate House Museum

Group tours year-round, must be scheduled in advance. Regular hours on website.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Slabsides & Sanctuary New Hiking Trails

New hiking trails at Burroughs’ Slabsides.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Hiking

Terwilliger House Museum

Noon-3pm and by appointment, Wed, Fri  & Sat . Exhibits, reference & local geneaology.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Collecting, preserving, and sharing stories of all Purple Heart recipients. This inspiring site should be visited at least once in your life to honor the men and women who served in the name of liberty. Not far from Washington’s HQ in Newburgh and the New Windsor Contonment where his troops stayed. What a great way to spend a day withyour family this year. Go to websites for hour and directions.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society

Speakers programs. Check website for monthly programs Sept-May, and for special events such as 2016 Hudson River History Cruises in Spring Send your email address to viv@abouttown.us to be included in regular updates on many local history programs for Ulster County. Put “History Buff” in the subject line, please.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Trolley Museum of NY

Noon-5pm, Sat., Sun. & holidays

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Tuthilltown Art Gallery

Tuthilltown Art Gallery adA fine art gallery located adjacent to the Tuthilltown Distillery  exhibiting oil paintings , pastels and drawings by Ron Schaefer depicting  landscape , still life , vernacular architecture and industrial subject matter. Hours: Fri—Sun 12:00—8:00 pm and by Appointment

Listed in: Area Attractions, Artists, Galleries and Artists, Galleries and Shows

Ulster County Fair

This fair’s history started in 1886, and has been a family event promoting agriculture and fun all those years. Early August. Head for their website to see the line up!

Listed in: Area Attractions, Educational

Ulster County Tourism Office

Ulster County Tourism officeThe Ulster County Tourism office is a great resource for travelers interested in learning more about the County. The office has helpful guides, brochures and maps, as well as exhibits.

Listed in: More to Do, Tourism, Ulster Tourism

Unison Arts

Ongoing Classes.
• Qigong for Seniors: Mondays 11am
• Qigong: Tuesdays 5:30pm
• Life Drawing: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm, alternate Saturdays 10am

Listed in: Area Attractions, Classes and Education

Volunteer Firemen’s Mus.

Call for recorded hours and events.

Listed in: Area Attractions, History

Walkill Valley Rail Trail

From Gardiner through New Paltz,  Rosendale over the Wallkill, and the Rondout all the way to Kingston. 16 miles.
Gardiner: Off Rte 44/55. New Paltz: Base of Main St. Rosendale: At entrance of bridge behind St. Peter’s Church.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Hiking

Walkway Over The Hudson

1.25 miles long, 212’ above the Hudson. From the west side of the Hudson use Haviland Road off Rte 9W, just north of Mid Hudson Bridge intersection.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Hiking

Wallkill River

Can enter in Gardiner/New Paltz/Esopus

Listed in: Area Attractions, Fishing and Kayaking

Women’s Studio Workshop

Fascinating programs. Bookbinding, paper making, nature drawing, paper marbleizing, faux finishes, & much more. Schedule ob website. Studio space available. Consults on projects. Fun, educational.See listings in calendar of events.

Listed in: Area Attractions, Educational