Hudson Valley Detours Things to do
Less than 90 minutes from Midtown Manhattan lies a 250,000-acre playground, with 35 peaks and 350 miles of growing trails, including access to the world-famous Walkway Over the Hudson and Catskill Park. Hiking, biking, kayaking, windsurfing, golfing, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing — outdoor adventure awaits year-round. But you don’t have to go outdoors to have a good time. Shop around any of our small towns for goods made by local artisans. Stroll through our art galleries, watch our actors onstage or catch a concert in one of our many live music venues Home to New York’s first state capital (Kingston) and teeming with old Dutch architecture (New Paltz), Ulster County offers centuries of history to discover — on your own or alongside fellow history buffs on a group tour.