Attractions in Kingston, New York

Attractions in Kingston, New York
Just 90 minutes north of New York City but with a turn-of-the-century feel all its own, Kingston is part of Ulster County and lies along the Hudson River. The city boasts a vibrant artist community, and located within a mix of authentic and faux-front pre-revolutionary buildings are galleries, antique stores, cafes and vibrant entertainment venues.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Kingston and the surrounding communities a four-season playground with more than 250,000 acres of wilderness to explore by foot and mountain bike in the summer and by cross-country ski and snowshoe in the winter. In the warmer months, the Hudson River tempts with opportunities to kayak, fish, windsurf and view wildlife.

Sawkill Family Ski Center

In the winter months, locals and visitors alike head to the Sawkill Family Ski Center for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Lessons and rentals are available on site.

Sawkill Family Ski Center
167 Hill Road
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 336-6977
sawkillski.com

Shawangunk Wine Trail

The Hudson River Valley is one of the oldest wine-making regions in the United States, established long before those in California, and there are 14 wineries in Ulster County. The Shawangunk Wine Trail is a collaborative effort on behalf of 11 of those wineries, and each offer tastings, tours, vineyard explorations and special events throughout the year. A map of the wine-tasting trail is located on the association's website, and visitors can follow the self-guided trail as their time and taste buds allow.

156 Highland Ave.
Marlboro, NY 12542
(845) 256-8456
shawangunkwinetrail.com

Forsyth Nature Center

The Forsyth Nature Center is a nonprofit, all-in-one community recreation facility that includes everything from a small 24-exhibit zoo to a self-guided interpretive trail and dozens of programs that local residents and visitors alike can sign up for. Taking advantage of the nearby Hudson River, employees and volunteers lead educational hikes, offer paddling and kayaking trips for both beginners and experts, offer bird identification walks and conduct season-specific courses in classes like maple sugaring and birdhouse building. Hours change by season and activities are weather-permitting.

Forsyth Nature Center
467 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-1682
forsythnaturecenter.org

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