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BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR KIDS


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CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS,
IN & AROUND ULSTER COUNTY, NY


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CAMPS (DAY CAMPS) FOR KIDS


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FARMERS' MARKETS


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FOOD & DRINK / RESTAURANTS/ DINING

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HORSE SHOWS


HITS-ON-THE-HUDSON
HITS-ON-THE-HUDSON in Saugerties, NY
May 24, 2017 - September 10, 2017. HITS-on-the-Hudson is open to the public & spectators are encouraged! The HITS Saugerties Show Series welcomes equestrians for eight weeks of shows, $3 million in prize money and bi-weekly Grand Prix. The majestic Catskill Mountains provide a sweeping backdrop to this exciting series, which has made its home at HITS-on-the-Hudson since 2004. No admission charge for daytime performances Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday, General Admission tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free. General Admission on Sunday for the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix is $10. All proceeds collected from Sunday Grand Prix ticket sales are donated to Family of Woodstock, the official charity of HITS-on-the-Hudson. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 200-acre horse park featuring hunter/jumper horse shows from May to September. Located in the Village of Saugerties, 454 Washington Ave. Ext., General info: 845-246-8833; During shows: 845-246-5515. For Spectator information, visit www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2



Woodstock Riding Club
The Woodstock Riding Club grounds are a lovely green space located in the heart of Woodstock. 6 horse shows (May - October). Beautiful venue in the heart of Woodstock! Family friendly - shows are free to spectators. 16 Broadview, Woodstock NY, 845-679-9128, www.woodstockridingclub.com




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ICE CREAM PARLORS

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LESSONS & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

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LIBRARIES (PUBLIC)

Connect with Libraries for classes, happenings and events throughout the year.

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LODGING / ACCOMMODATIONS / VACATION RENTALS

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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental



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MINIATURE GOLF


ULSTER COUNTY:

Ascot Park Driving Range/Miniature Golf
Facebook Page
845-339-6395. 163 Esopus Ave., Kingston, NY.
18-hole miniature golf, driving/chipping range, putting green, lessons.

Homegrown Mini-Golf at Kelder’s Farm
www.homegrownminigolf.com
845-626-7137.  5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY.
Farm-themed miniature golf course.

Lakeside Licks Mini-Golf
288 Route 299, Highland, NY.
845-691-7080 or 845-742-7743
18-hole miniature golf with water hazards and waterfall. Refreshments available.

Puttin Plus
www.puttinplus.com
845-246-4501.  455 Washington Avenue Ext., Saugerties, NY.
Miniature golf, go-kart track, batting cages, laser/water tag and arcade.

The Sports Cone
www.thesportscone.com
845-331-2545.  180 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY.
Miniature golf, batting cages, go-karts and ice cream.



DUTCHESS COUNTY:

Overlook Golf Center
www.overlookgolfcenter.com
845-471-8515.  39 DeGarmo Road, Poughkeepsie, NY.
18-hole miniature-golf course course, driving range, batting cages, go karts, paint ball, laser tag.

Ro-Lin Lanes Miniature Golf Course
www.rolinlanes.com/file/Golf.html
845-876-6300.  3974 Route 9G, Red Hook, NY.
18-Hole miniature golf course; 20 lane bowling center, arcade, snack bar.



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MOVIES / CINEMAS


Lyceum Six, Red Hook
845-758-3311
www.greatmovieslowerprices.com/lyceum-cinemas.html

New Paltz Cinema, New Paltz
845-255-0420
www.greatmovieslowerprices.com/new-paltz-cinemas.html

Orpheum 3 Theater, Saugerties
845-246-6561
www.fandango.com/orpheumtheatre_aamfc/theaterpage

Regal Cine
mas Hudson Valley Mall 12, Kingston
Toll Free 844-462-7342 ext. 478; 845-336-4191 (Office)
www.regmovies.com/theatres/theatre-folder/Regal-Hudson-Valley-Mall-12-1861

Roosevelt Theatre, Hyde Park
845-229-2000
www.greatmovieslowerprices.com/roosevelt-cinemas.html


Rosen
dale Theatre, Rosendale
845-658-8989
www.rosendaletheatre.org

Upstate Films at Tinker St., Woodstock 
845-679-6608
www.upstatefilms.org/now-showing/woodstock

Upstate Films, Rhinebeck
845-876-2515
www.upstatefilms.org




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MUSEUMS / HISTORIC SITES

For information on Museums and Historic Sites, click below link for a pdf of Ulster County's Cultural Heritage Guide brochure:
http://ulstercountyalive.com/sites/default/files/ulster-culturalheritage.pdf

Senior Pass - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
A $10.00 lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds being used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services. Must be 62 years old.
http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html



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PICK YOUR OWN FARMS/
CUT YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREES


See Pick Your Own Farms on the Food & Drink Page



CUT-YOUR-OWN CHRISTMAS TREES, ULSTER COUNTY

Bell’s Christimas Trees 
www.bellschristmastrees.com

845-626-7849. 647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord, NY.
All sizes; many varieties. Tools/assistance provided. Pre-cut and potted trees. Food/drink available.  Gift shop featuring local maple syrup, honey and great gifts—plus handcrafted wreaths, kissing balls, swags & white pine roping.
Open: November 28 - Christmas Eve, 2015. 9:30am-dusk weekdays; 8am-dusk weekends (closes noon on Christmas Eve). Santa Arrives November 28, 2015 at 1 p.m! This year’s weekends are featuring Tony's Grilled Pizza selling Gourmet Pizza, Fried Dough and More!


Christmas Tree Lane
Find us on Facebook
845-895-3536. 9 Christmas Tree Drive, Wallkill, NY.
• Choose and cut; saws provided; trees tied/bagged; free tree trimmings. 200-ft. train ride, free cookies, hot chocolate and free family photo with your tree.  Restrooms; picnic area.
Open: Weekends only from Sat. November 28 - Sun. December 20, 2015. 9am-4pm. New this year a Vendor truck serving funnel cakes and sausage and pepper and more.


Hardenburgh Farm
206 Hardenburgh Rd., Ulster Park, NY
845- 658-8894; cell 808-295-6591
www.hardenburghfarm.com
Fresh pre-harvested Fraser, Douglas Fir or Balsam cut trees or we provide tools for a cut-your-own option from our family farm of fir and balsams.. Ride along on our tractor to find the perfect tree. We will even assist you in the cutting, load it on our tractor and help load it onto your vehicle.
Open: Fridays to Sundays from November 28 or by appointment until trees are sold out.


Hurds Christmas Tree Farm 
845-883-7825.  2187 Route 32, Modena, NY. 
www.hurdsfamilyfarm.com 
• Many cut-your-own and pre-cut varieties. Tools available; full-service bailing/tying/etc. Santa’s Skydive; children’s activities, bonfire and hayfire; much family fun and farm-made wreaths and decor.
Open: Weekends ONLY from November 27 with Santa’s Skydive-December 20, 2015, 9am-5pm. Weekdays by appointment.

Mountain Fresh Farms 
www.mountainfreshfarms.com
Find us on Facebook
845-235-4771.  282 Orchard Road, Highland, NY. 
• Tools/assistance provided. Refreshments available. Hayrides and fire pit with make-your-own s’mores. Santa appearances throughout the day.  
Open: November 27 and all weekends until December 13, 2015. 9am-4pm. Weekdays by appointment only.

Split Rail Nursery 
845-795-5643. 346 Mahoney Rd., Milton, NY.
• You choose - we cut method. Choose from Blue & Norway Spruces, Balsam & Douglas Firs. Also potted Blue Spruce. Homemade wreaths.
Open: Fri.-Sun. only from November 27-December 20, 2015. Fridays Noon-4pm; Sat. & Sun.9am-4pm. 

West Wind Tree Farm 
845-895-3807. 543 Bruyn Turnpike, Wallkill, NY.
• Cut-your own Douglas Fir and Scotch Pine; tools and tying provided. 
Open: 7 days from November 27-December 23, 2015.  9am-5pm. 




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SKI CENTERS / SNOW SPORTS


Belleayre Mountain, Highmount
www.belleayre.com 
1-800-942-6904; 845-254-5600
• Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing 

Cantine Veterans Sport Complex, Saugerties
www.village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Parks/View/6 
or www.kiwanisicearena.com/home
845-246-5890 or 845-247-2590
• Ice skating at Olympic size-enclosed ice arena

Catskill Forest Preserve, Mt. Tremper
845-688-3369
845-256-3000 (DEC)
845-340-7500 (DEP Kingston)
http://map.visitthecatskills.com
DEP Interactive Map
www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org
• Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

Clermont State Park, Germantown
www.stateparks.com/clermont.html
518-537-4240
• Five carriage road trails for Cross-Country Skiing

Clermont Historic Site, Germantown
www.nysparks.com/historic-sites/16/details.aspx
518-537-4240
• Five miles of carriage road trails for Cross-Country Skiing

Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill, Rhinebeck
www.scenichudson.org/parks/burgerhill 
845-876-4213
• Sledding, Tubing, plus ungroomed trails for Cross-Country Skiing and Snow-Shoeing; 550-ft. hill; panoramic views of many mountain ranges

Fancher-Davidge Park, Middletown
845-346-4180; 845-615-3860
• Lake Ice Skating (Note: No supervision - skate at your own risk.)

Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville
www.frostvalley.org 
845-985-2291
• Snow Tubing, Broomball, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Fishing and Snow Sculptures
(Note: Cross-country skiing passes for day guests are available for an additional fee) 

Holiday Mountain, Monticello 
www.holidaymtn.com 
845-796-3161
• Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing

Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson
www.hudsonvalleyresort.com 
845-626-8888
• Sledding and Tubing with T-bar Lift

Hunter Mountain, Hunter
www.HunterMtn.com 
1-800-486-8376 (HUNTERMTN) or 518-263-4223
• Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Snowshoeing (only on natural snow)

McCann Ice Arena, Poughkeepsie
www.midhudsonciviccenter.org 
845-454-5800
• Figure Skating/Hockey; Rent arena or public sessions

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New Paltz 
www.nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx 
845-255-0752
• Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Winter Hiking

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
www.mohonk.com/activities/dayguests/winter
1-855-969-3295
• Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Disc Golf

Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz
www.mohonkpreserve.org/skisnowshoe 
845-255-0919
• Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Climbing, Hiking

Mount Peter, Warwick
www.mtpeter.com 
845-986-4940, press 1 for snow reports
• Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Day Snow Tubing; Day or Season Passes

Mountain Trails Cross-Country Ski Center, Tannersville
www.mttrails.com
518-589-5361
• Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing on 300 groomed acres

The Ogden Mills, Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park and Margaret Lewis Norrie State Parks, Staatsburgh
www.nysparks.com/parks/33/details.aspx  
845-889-4646
• Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Sledding, Hiking; adjoining parks, scenic views

Pine Grove Ranch, Kerhonkson
www.pinegroveranch.com 
1-800-346-4626
• Tubing and Ice-skating with day pass

Plattekill Mountain, Roxbury
www.plattekill.com/winter
607-326-3500; 1-800-NEED-2-SKI (633-3275)
• Downhill Skiing, Back-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Snowshoein

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburg
www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS
www.nysparks.com/historic-sites/25/details.aspx
845-889-8851
• Sledding/Tobogganing on 192-acre estate; no metal runners or snowboards permitted

Windham Mountain, Windham 
www.windhammountain.com 
1-800-754-9463; 518-734-4300 
• Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, "Big Air Bag" for safe ski-jump practice

Windham Mountain Adventure Park
www.windhammountain.com/events-activities/adventure-park 
1-800-754-9463; 518-734-4300
• Kids Snowmobiling Park, Snow Tubing, Group Tubing, Ice Skating, Zip Lines




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SPAS, PAMPERING & GIFT IDEAS


See the Gift Ideas Page


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SWIMMING, PARKS, CAMPING, HIKING, FISHING, HUNTING


PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS / HIKING / FISHING / HUNTING:

• For information on Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, etc. in the Catskill Forest Preserve, contact NYS Campgrounds
www.reserveamerica.com
1-800-456-CAMP (2267)

• An Empire State Passport can be purchased ($65) and used at NYS parks in lieu of the admission fee. The passport allows unlimited free vehicle access to all state-owned parks, arboretums, boat launches, and recreation areas, and is valid April 1 through March 31 of the following year. Please note that some parks may not honor the Empire State Passport due to their budget cuts.
www.nysparks.com/admission/empire-passport
Ulster County Region, 845-786-2701; Dutchess County Region, 845-889-4100.
Call 518-474-0458 for telephone orders (TDD 518-486-1899).

Senior Pass - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass -
Those over 62 years old can purchase a $10.00 lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds being used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.
http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html


• For Parks and Hiking, Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 50 parks, preserves and historic sites for public enjoyment—including some in communities that previously had little or no access to the Hudson River. Scenic Hudson parks are free and open to the public all year round.
www.scenichudson.org/parks
845-473-4440

• Please note, with recent funding cuts, some trails and parks may be closed or limited in access.

Click Here for a list of area Trail Links


Fishing Information:
www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/watershed_protection/fishing.shtml

Places to Fish
www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7940.html

Applications for access permits/licenses to fish, hunt and boat may also be available at Town Clerk's Offices and Bait Shops.


Hunting Information:
www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/watershed_protection/hunting.shtml

Applications for access permits/licenses to Fish, Hunt and Boat may also be available at Town Clerk's Offices and Bait Shops.

Contact NYC DEP (Environmental Protection) for fishing and hunting Access Permits for all NYC-owned Watershed lands and reservoirs that are open for recreation, East & West of the Hudson River, including the Ashokan Reservoir
800-575-5263
Recreation Rules & Regulations for Water Supply Lands and Water:
www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/recreation/recreation_rules.shtml
1-800-575-5263


Campgrounds:
• The DEC operates 51 campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.
www.dec-campgrounds.com

• State campgrounds outside the Forest Preserve are operated by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
www.nysparks.com
518-474-0456

• Click Links to Experience Park and Campground Virtual Tours on New York State Parks and Department of Environmental Conservation Websites.


Links for Ulster County Campgrounds:
www.ulstertourism.info/landing/campgrounds-for-every-taste
www.hikercentral.com/campcounty/New_York_Ulster.html

Links for Columbia County Campgrounds:
www.hudson-river-valley.com/htm/Columbia/Link0093.html
www.hikercentral.com/campcounty/New_York_Columbia.html

Links for Dutchess County Campgrounds:
www.hudson-river-valley.com/htm/Dutchess/Link0093.html
www.dutchesstourism.com/campgrounds.php

Links for Greene County Campgrounds:
www.greatnortherncatskills.com/resorts-lodging/campgrounds
www.hikercentral.com/campcounty/New_York_Greene.html



SWIMMING:

• In addition to below listings of swimming spots to enjoy, these additional links also offer information on water spots, water holes, water falls, and directions that may be helpful:
www.visitvortex.com/subcategory/swimming-waterfalls
www.visitvortex.com/magazine/take-a-dip-in-a-hudson-valley-swimming-hole
www.nyfalls.com/waterfalls.html#Ulster_County
www.swimmingholes.org/ny.html

• Contact your Town Offices and Recreation Departments for summer recreation  programs that may be available for you and your family. (See Townships Section)


Below are some cool swimming spots in Ulster County, NY and neighboring counties. Some are free, some at a fee. Hours and Prices are subject to change.


 
INDOOR SWIMMING:


Catskill Recreation Center, Rte. 38, Arkville.
www.catskillrecreationcenter.org

YMCA Of Kingston & Ulster County, Kingston.
www.ymcaulster.org
845-338-3810. 507 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.
• Year-round swimming, lessons, exercise and more. Pool Day Passes & Memberships Available
.


OUTDOOR SWIMMING:


ULSTER COUNTY SWIMMING:

Andretta Pool, City of Kingston Parks & Recreation. 
www.kingston-ny.gov/content/8401/10588/10632/default.aspx
845-338-2115 (Pool); 845-331-1682 ext. 7333 (Parks & Recreation Dept).
• 6-lane, twenty-five-meter pool; bathhouse, picnic area, swim lessons and lap swims available.
Opens June 25, 2016; Open swim time—all ages: Sat. & Sun. Noon-6pm; Tues. 3-6pm Wed., Thurs., Fri., 1:30-6p.m; Adult ONLY swim time: Sat. & Sun 11am-Noon; Tues., Wed. Thurs., Fri. 9am-9:45am and Noon-1pm.
 
Berean Park, Reservoir Road, Highland 
www.townoflloyd.com/pages/lloydny_recreation/parks
845-834-3488
• Sandy beach, swim lessons, barbeques, pavilion, picnic tables, bathroom facilities and concession stand. Reservoir Road.
Weekends hours Noon-8pm  only from Memorial Day weekend , May 28-30 until June 18, 2016; 7 days from June 18-August 14, 2016 from Noon-8pm. 

Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake Day Use Area.
www.belleayre.com/summer/belleayre-beach
Toll Free 1-800-942-6904. 
• Swimming; horseshoe pits, volleyball, and basketball. Rowboats, pedal boats and kayak rentals available. Lifeguards on duty; no pets on beach or in cars. Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets allowed; no other flotation devices.
Open weekends only from Memorial Day weekend until June 18, 2016 when 7 day schedule starts. Go online for times.

Kingston Point Beach, Kingston.
www.kingston-ny.gov/content/8401/10588/10622/default.aspx
845-331-1682 ext.333 (Parks & Recreation Dept.) or 845-338-0670.
• Municipal Hudson River beach with Lifeguard; boating, wind-surfing; plus picnicking, playground, volleyball courts. Shady spots available.
Lifeguards only on duty on Fri., Sat. Sun. starting June 17, 2016 from 11am-5pm. No swimming when lifeguards are not on duty.

Lions Club Playground and Toddler Wading Pool, Washington Ave., Saugerties.
http://village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Parks/View/4
845-246-2800.
• Seasonal wading pool for with pavilion and picnic area; plus swings, slides, monkey bars and merry-go-round.
Open July 1 until Mid August, 2016.

Marbletown Town Park (Tongore Park), Marbletown Recreation.
Website
845-687-7500; 845-687-7830 (Park Phone)
• Lifeguard on duty for swimming, free swimming lessons, playground, basketball, volleyball, ball fields, horseshoe pits. 
Beach opens on June 27, 2016. 7 days, 10:30am-6pm for swimming (all other amenities available until 8pm). Season ends Labor Day. Purchase beach permits and sign up for swim lessons at park starting June 27, 2016.

Minnewaska Lake State Park Preserve, New Paltz.
www.lakeminnewaska.org/state.html
www.nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx
845-255-0752.
• Please note swimming is allowed ONLY in designated areas in the two unique public swimming opportunities at the Lake Minnewaska's swim area and also Lake Awosting’s remote beach and only when life guards are on duty. These locations are only reached by a 4-mile hike or bike ride. Hours adjusted daily and seasonally; Call first.
 
Moriello Pool, 32 Mulberry Street, New Paltz.
www.townofnewpaltz.org/pool
845-255-1700 (Pool); 845-255-3631 (Parks & Recreation Dept.).

Pine Hill Lake Day Use Area (same as Belleayre Beach above).
www.belleayre.com/summer/belleayre-beach
Toll Free 1-800-942-6904. 
• Swimming; horseshoe pits, volleyball, and basketball. Rowboats, pedal boats and kayak rentals available. Lifeguards on duty; no pets on beach or in cars. Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets allowed; no other flotation devices.
Open weekends only from Memorial Day weekend until June 18, 2016 when 7 day schedule starts. Go online for times.

Pine Grove Ranch & Family Resort, Kerhonkson.
www.pinegroveranch.com
845-626-7345.
• Dude ranch for family vacations with day passes available for pool swimming (both indoor and outdoor pools have a double flume water-slide.) Outdoor pool opens after Memorial Day weekend (indoor pool only open in inclement weather.) 10am-12:30pm & 1pm-4pm for day pass users.

Rosendale Pool, The Rosendale Community Center, Route 32, Rosendale, NY
http://www.townofrosendale.com/recreation      
Tara Burke—Recreation Director: 845-658-8198
Two pools one with a beach entrance, ADA accessible from 0 to 4 feet deep and a separate ASA accessible lap lane pool 5 ft -7 ft deep., swimming lessons, Food Concessions.  Opening of the brand new pools is tentatively scheduled for the first/second week of July, 2016.  Go to website for confirmation on exact opening time, fee schedules and operation times.    

Saugerties Village Beach, Saugerties.
www.village.saugerties.ny.us/content/Parks/View/3
www.visitvortex.com/Saugerties_Beach
845-246-2321, ext. 1.
• Lifeguard safety at beach/swimming area with swimming dock on Esopus Creek. Also playground area, fishing area, kayak/boat launch and restroom facilities.
Open 7 days, weather-permitting starting July 1, 2016 until late August. 10am-6 pm

Ulster County Pool, New Paltz.
www.co.ulster.ny.us/downloads/UlsterCountyPool.pdf 
845-255-7027 (seasonal); 845-340-3500 (Ulster County Building & Grounds). 
• Olympic size swimming pool and two large kiddy pools; lifeguards at all pools. Also locker rooms and showers and a large pavilion with picnic tables and snack bar. Spacious lawn area for lounging and sunbathing, and a newly added playground area for children ages 8 & under.
Open from June 18-Sept. 9, 2016 with lifeguards on duty. Go online for various hours and fees.

Ulster Landing County Park/ Sojourner Truth, 916 Ulster Landing Rd., Ulster Landing.
http://ulstercountyny.gov/public-works/ulster-landing-county-park

845-340-3500.
• Sandy Hudson River beachfront offering swimming, hiking trails, grills, a boat launch, playgrounds, lifeguards, and sports areas. The Park will be open daily (weather permitting,) June 18 – Sept.5, 2016 with lifeguards on duty between 11am - 7pm.

Zena Recreation, Kingston.
www.zenarec.com
845-679-9665.
• Family environment with pool, swim team, lessons, tennis, many activities and special events. Limited memberships available.


COLUMBIA COUNTY SWIMMING:

Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram
http://nysparks.com/parks/38/details.aspx
518-851-3631.
• Two beaches surrounded by lush forests. Hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, boat launches playgrounds, sports fields and fun-time rowboat and paddleboat rentals. Plus recreation hall, showers and rentable pavilion. Tent and trailer campsites, plus cabin and cottage camping rental facilities. No pets.


DUTCHESS COUNTY SWIMMING:

Beacon River Pool, Beacon.
www.riverpool.org 
914-629-4598 (General); 845-784-1790 (Swim)
• The design of the partially submerged pool, supported by floating fiberglass, is environmentally sensitive and offers safe wading area protecting bathers from boaters and currents, yet allows the river to flow through it. Seats line the perimeter for spectacular river views. Free.
Season opens early July 2016; weather permitting; Tuesday thru Sunday; 10am-6pm.

Lakeside Park, Pawling
www.visitvortex.com/Lakeside_Park
www.pawlingrec.com
845-855-1131; 845-855-1550
• Season or day pass required. Lake swimming, free summer music concerts.
Lifeguards on duty starting Memorial Day—go online for full schedule and times; click on Spring/Summer Brochure.

Taconic State Park, Rudd Pond Area, County Route 62, Millerton.
http://nysparks.com/parks/141/details.aspx
518-789-3059.
• 225 country acres featuring a sandy beach and clear water swimming on a 64 acre lake that also offers fishing, rowboat, canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals. Plus, children's play area, flush toilets, picnic tables and fishing, and tent camping. 59-Rudd Pond Drive.
Swimming season opens Memorial Day weekend—Swimming weekends and holidays only from 11am-7pm.

Town of Washington Town Park, Millbrook.
www.towrecreation.com/park-information.html
845-677-8278.
• Natural swimming in an old-fashioned beach basin.
Swimming starts on June 4, 2016—weekends only, Noon-7pm; 7 day schedule begins June 20-August 21, 2016; Daily, Noon-7pm; Weekends 11-7pm. Passes available for both residents and non-residents; Fee schedule online.


Wilcox Memorial Park, Milan.
www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/DPW-Parks/PPwilcox.htm
845-758-6100.
• Two refreshing lakes surrounded by a sandy beach. Plus boat rentals, fishing, children’s play area, hot showers, shelters and pavilions, picnic tables, open athletic fields, nature trails, and miniature golf. Plus paddleboat rentals, concession stand, mini-golf and 27-campsites, including 10-RV trailer sites with water and electric hook-ups.
Beach/swimming lake open weekends and holidays only from May 28-June 19, 2016; 10am-7pm; June 20-August 26, 2016, Monday-Friday; 11am-7pm; August 27-Sept. 5, 2016, Mon-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri, Sat., Sun; 10am-7pm.

GREENE COUNTY SWIMMING:

North and South Lake State Park, Haines Falls.
www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24487.html
518-589-5058 (park booth for swimming confirmation).
• State Park with 2 lakes; 2 beaches; 3 picnic pavilion rentals; 2 picnic areas with tables and fireplaces or charcoal grills; playground; flush toilets; hot showers; boat launch (no motorized vessels); rowboat, canoe, kayak and paddle boat rentals; volleyball; horseshoes; fishing; playing field; more.
• This State Park is also the most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Each site has table top and benches, raised concrete stove with rack for firewood grilling. Plus flush bathrooms, hot showers, and dish-washing stations.
Swimming from Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend; 7 days; 9am-4pm subject to lifeguard availability and weather conditions.


AREA WATER PARKS:

Splashdown Beach Waterpark, Fishkill.
www.splashdownbeach.com
845-897-9600.
Park opens Memorial Day, May 28, 2016

Zoom Flume Water Park, East Durham.
www.zoomflume.com
20 Shady Glen Rd, East Durham, NY 12423.
800-888-3586.
Father’s Day Weekend, June 18 & 19, 10am-6pm; 7 day schedule begins June 24, 2016 and ends Sept. 5, 2016; 10am-6pm.


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ART, THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS


ART:

Art Galleries in Ulster County - Ulster County Tourism link:
www.ulstercountyalive.com/landing/arts-and-culture
(click category drop down menu for Art Galleries)

Arts Mid-Hudson 
845-454-3222
www.artsmidhudson.org

ASK (Arts Society of Kingston)
845-338-0333
www.askforarts.org


THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS:


90 Miles Off Broadway, New Paltz
845-256-9657
www.ninetymilesoffbroadway.com

Acoustic Artist Coalition at A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) Studio Gallery, Kingston
845-331-2662
www.airstudiogallery.com
• Space Rental for artists and musicians.

Actors & Writers, Olivebridge
www.actorsandwriters.com 

Arm of the Sea Theater, Malden-on-Hudson
845-246-7873
www.armofthesea.org

Ars Choralis
arschoralisweb@gmail.com
bpickhardt@gmail.com
www.arschoralis.org/index.html

Backstage Studio Productions (BSP), Kingston
845-481-5158
http://bspkingston.com

Bard College/Fisher Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck
845-758-7900
www.bard.edu/fishercenter

Bardavon 1860 Opera House, Poughkeepsie
845-473-2072
www.bardavon.org


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Bearsville Theater, Bearsville
845-679-4406
www.bearsvilletheater.com

Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Co, Summertime, Shakespeare Under the Stars, Woodstock
845-247-4007
www.birdonacliff.org  

Catskill Academy for Performing Arts (CAPA),
includes Phoenicia Choir and Woodstock Community Chorale
845-586-3588
www.catskillsapa.org

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
845-876-3080
www.centerforperformingarts.org

Centre for Playback Theatre
914-246-0028
www.playbackcentre.org

Coach House Players Community Theater, Kingston
845-331-2476
www.coachhouseplayers.org 

Community Playback Theater, Highland
845-691-4118
www.playbackcentre.org/community-playback-theatre

Deep Listening Institute, Kingston
845-338-5984
www.deeplistening.org

Eisenhower Hall Theater, West Point
845-938-4159
www.eisenhowerhall.com

Half Moon Theatre, Poughkeepsie
845-235-9885
www.halfmoontheatre.org

Hudson River Playback Theatre, New Paltz
845-255-7716
www.hudsonriverplayback.org

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Madeline's Dance Center, Marlboro
845-236-7989
www.madelinesdance.com

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock
845-679-8217
www.maverickconcerts.org

Mount Tremper Arts, Mt Tremper
845-688-9893
mounttremperarts.org

Movita Dance Theatre, Woodstock and NYC
movitadance@gmail.com
www.movitadancetheatre.com  

New Paltz Ballet Theatre, New Paltz
845-255-0044
www.npsballet.com   

New York Conservatory for the Arts (NYCA), Hurley
845-339-4340
www.NYCA.org

Open Eye Theater, Margaretville
845-586-1660
www.theopeneyetheater.org/index.html

Performing Arts of Woodstock, Woodstock
845-679-7900
www.performingartsofwoodstock.org

Shadowland Theater, Ellenville
845-647-5511
www.shadowlandtheatre.org

Shandaken Theatrical Society - STS Playhouse, Phoenicia
845-
688-2279
www.stsplayhouse.com


SPAF - Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties
845-246-SPAF (7723)
www.saugertiesperformingartsfactory.com 

Star Mountainville Group, Woodstock
845-657-4146
starmountainvillegroup@gmail.com  



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SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz
Parker Box Office 257-3880
Department of Theatre Arts
845-
257-3865
www.newpaltz.edu/theatre

SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge
845-687-5000
www.sunyulster.edu/campus_and_culture/arts

Tom Cherwin Productions
(formerly, Woodstock Theater Cooperative)
845-246-1710

Ulster Ballet Company, Saugerties
845-246-4316
www.ulsterballet.org

(UPAC) Broadway Theater at Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston
845-339-6088
www.upac.org

Up In One Productions, Rhinebeck
845-876-5348
www.upinoneproductions.org

Voice Theatre
845-679-0154
www.voicetheatre.org

Unison Arts and Learning Center, New Paltz
845-255-1559
www.unisonarts.org

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock
845-679-2079
www.woodstockguild.org

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431
www.wco-online.com


Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theatre
845-679-7757

Woodstock Film Festival
845-679-4265
www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

Woodstock Fringe, Woodstock
Festival of Theatre & Song
845-810-0123
www.woodstockfringe.org

Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
845-679-6900
www.woodstockplayhouse.org

Woodstock Poetry Society, Woodstock
www.woodstockpoetry.com



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TOURISM LINKS


Ulster County Tourism
• Traveling in Ulster County, we offer a full-color travel guide plus a calendar of events. Hiking, apple blossom, golf and other brochures free for the asking. Call us or stop by for brochures and information. Literature can be picked up at the
20 Broadway, Kingston 
www.ulstercountyalive.com (845) 340-3566; (800) 342-5826

Columbia County Tourism
www.columbiacountytourism.org

Delaware County / Great Western Catskills
www.greatwesterncatskills.com

Dutchess County Tourism
www.dutchesstourism.com

Greene County Tourism
www.greenetourism.com

Hudson Valley Tourism
www.travelhudsonvalley.org

I Love NY Tourism
www.iloveny.com

Orange County Tourism
www.orangetourism.org


ADDITIONAL TOURISM LINKS:

Hudson Valley Wine Country

Meet Me In Marlborough

Scenic Hudson

Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway

Shawangunk Wine Trail

Townships in Ulster County

Woodstock Guide



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TOWNSHIPS OF ULSTER COUNTY & DUTCHESS COUNTY

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TRAILS / RAIL TRAIL LINKS / HIKING

Also see Campgrounds & Hiking above.

Also see visitvortex.com for some great videos on hiking in the Hudson Valley:
www.visitvortex.com/subcategory/hikes-trails

Also see Park and Campground Virtual Tours on New York State Parks and Department of Environmental Conservation Websites.

Catskill Mountaineer - Hiking in the Catskill Mountains
www.catskillmountaineer.com/hiking.html

D & H Heritage Corridor Alliance
Thirty-five miles of historic adventure, this route traces the Delaware & Hudson Canal, the New York Ontario & Western Railroad, and the scenic Rondout Creek, spanning the width of a rural valley in central Ulster County.
www.dandhcorridor.org

Department of Environmental Conservation, Lower Hudson Valley Region Park Links:
www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7804.html

Dutchess County Trails
The Healthy Community Trail Map Series features more than 60 trail maps in pdf format.
www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/DPW-Parks/21338.htm

Dutchess Rail Trail
www.dutchessrailtrail.com

Hike The Hudson Valley
www.hikethehudsonvalley.com

Hyde Park Trail System
www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/Trails

Hudson Valley Rail Trail
www.hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net

Illinois Mountain Trail Map at Berean Park, Town of Lloyd
www.townoflloyd.com/pages/lloydny_webdocs/illinoistrail

O&W Rail Trail
-Hurley
www.townofhurley.org/plan/html/rail_trails.html
-Marbletown
www.marbletown.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/MarbletownRailTrail.pdf
- Fallsburg
www.trailkeeper.org/trail/fallsburg-rail-trails

Parks & Trails New York
Statewide advocate for parks and trails in New York State
www.ptny.org

Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail
www.traillink.com/trail/shawangunk-walden-and-wallkill-rail-trail.aspx

Sullivan County TrailKeeper
www.trailkeeper.org


TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
www.traillink.com


Walkway Over the Hudson
www.walkway.org

Walkill Valley Rail Trail, including the Rosendale Trestle
www.wvrta.org
Maps
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail stretches 12.2 miles south from the New Paltz/Rosendale town line to the Gardiner/Shawangunk town line. The trail continues north another 12 miles to Kingston and includes the historic Rosendale Trestle as one of the latest portions of the rail trail.


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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

See Area Information Page, under Transportation Services




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WINE & SPIRITS

WINE & SPIRITS SHOPS:
Click Here for our supporting Wine & Spirit Shops


WINE TRAIL LINKS:

Hudson Valley Wine Country

Shawangunk Wine Trail


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