Common access routes are:
There is no direct rail service to Ulster County, but a UCAT bus (bicycles carried) connects Rosendale, New Paltz, and Highland to the Poughkeepsie train station, served by Metro-North and Amtrak, across the river in Dutchess County. The bus schedule coordinates with specific Metro-North arrivals from and departures to New York City.
In most cases, a car is necessary to get around Ulster County. However, there is limited bus service, operated by UCAT, from Kingston to outlying areas. Taxis can be summoned by phone in all towns.
Belleayre Mountain is a state-run, world-class ski resort in the heart of the Catskill. Wide array of trails and compared to the other large mountains in the region (i.e. Windham, Hunter), Belleayre is mush more affordable.
Climb some of the best climbs in the northeast at the Shawangunk Mountains aka the "Gunks". You will need to get a day pass from Mohonk Preserve .
Visit the Kingston farmers market every saturday 10:00am -2:00pm Wall Street Kingston from the end of May until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Annual and seasonal, a grower producer market.
Make a difference when you travel and find a freshly prepared meal at no charge when you volunteer at the Queens Galley Soup kitchen. Join an increasing number of Voluntourists, people who choose to combine vacation with a small bit of community service. The Queens Galley soup kitchen, located at 254 Washington ave Kingston NY is the only soup kitchen in Ulster County to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year. Volunteers are welcome between the hours of 7:15AM and 7PM. Please call ahead to arrange your volunteer schedule (845) 338-3468. Donations are also welcome.
Cellular signal is spotty west of the Thruway but can be found around some of the larger towns and generally outside of the Catskill Park region.
Area Code is 845