Tourist Attractions in Ulster County, New York

Tourist Attractions in Ulster County, New York
Situated in the midst of the Hudson Valley, Ulster County, NY is a picturesque destination, full of outdoor adventure. Visitors can hike through Catskill Park or boat and swim in Sojourner Truth County Park. Mountain bike through Shaupeneak Ridge or go camping at Kenneth L. Wilson Campground. No matter what your outdoor pleasure, there is plenty to do in this scenic New York locale.

Sleightsburgh Park

Open from dawn to dusk, Sleightsburgh Park is a unique piece of land that juts out into Rondout Creek. Perfect for boating, fishing and/or sailing, land lovers can also enjoy this peninsula, which consists of 79 protected acres of land. Wooded portions of Sleightsburgh Park contains trails that are good for hiking, bird-watching and catching spectacular glimpses of the nearby Kingston Lighthouse.

Sleightsburgh Park
Everson Street
Esopus, NY 12429
scenichudson.org/whatyoucando/visitourparks/sleightsburgh

Saunderskill Farms

Situated in Ulster County, and the town of Accord in particular, Saunderskill Farms offers visitors an opportunity to while away an afternoon perusing through very fresh produce, meandering through the greenhouse to check out the perennials, hanging plants and annuals available or taking one of the many gardening classes available on-site. There are a vast array of "u-pick" opportunities at Saunderskill Farms, including choosing your own pumpkin in September and October and strawberry picking, which begins in early June.

Saunderskill Farms
5100 Route 209
Accord, NY 12404
(845) 626-2676
saunderskill.com

Glorie Farm Winery

California may be known as wine country in the U.S., but Ulster County has its share of reputable wineries, offering tourists to the area an opportunity to tour facilities and taste some of the vino that originates from this area of the country. The Glorie Farm Winery provides an opportunity to stop by its tasting room, where a variety of wines may be sampled, including Seyval Blanc, Sully's Cinnful Pearple, Peach Wine and more. There is also a fresh fruit farm next door, for an additional opportunity to take home an edible piece of Ulster County in a basket.

Glorie Farm Winery
40 Mountain Road
Marlboro, NY 12542-5009
(845) 236-3265
gloriewine.com

Article Written By Lynda Moultry Belcher

Lynda Moultry Belcher is a writer, editor and public relations professional. She worked for a daily newspaper for 10 years and has been a freelance writer for more than 15 years. She has contributed to Divorce360 and Revolution Health Group, among other publications. She is also the author of "101 Plus-Size Women's Clothing Tips" and writes "Style At Any Size," a bi-weekly newspaper column.

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