An astonishing variety of terrain and habitats.

ULSTER PARK, Ulster County (287 acres) — There’s something here for every nature lover: bluffs offering superb Hudson River vistas, extensive wetlands (a 110-foot boardwalk takes you right through one), wildflower-filled meadows, hardwood forests, fascinating rock formations and shoreline along Esopus Lake. An accessible gateway allows all visitors to enjoy one fine Hudson River view. From there, the trail makes a steep, 200-foot climb to the park’s other glories. FYI, this land was considered as a potential site for the United Nations.

Free and open year-round, sunrise to sunset.

Activities

  • Accessible opportunity
  • Dog walking on leash
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Picnicking
  • Walking
  • Wildlife watching
  • X-country skiing & snowshoeing
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