Hudson Valley

Ulster

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Overview
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Ulster county sits in the heart of the fertile Hudson River Valley with the Hudson River on its eastern edge.

Within its 1,161 square miles lies the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve where there are more than a quarter million acres of forever-wild woodlands.

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Key Aspects
Key Aspects
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Much of the county is within the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. Ulster County has Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Sundown State Park, VerNooykill State Forest, Witches Hole State Forest, and Shawangunk Ridge State Forest and Sam's Point Preserve, which includes rare dwarf pine trees and VerKeerderkill Falls.

Main Industries: Farms, farmers' markets and stands are an integral part of Ulster County’s landscape. Early settlers realized the rich soils of the valley were unique to the region, in spite of a relatively short growing season. Dairy farmers thrived, apple orchards and corn became major cash crops, and that history continues today with dozens of thriving agricultural enterprises. The farmers' markets in particular have enjoyed a resurgence with organic and mini farms supplying fresh produce to locals and visitors alike.


Land: Much of the county is within the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. Ulster County is the home of Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Sundown State Park, VerNooykill State Forest, Witches Hole State Forest, and Shawangunk Ridge State Forest and Sam's Point Preserve, which includes rare dwarf pine trees and VerKeerderkill falls.

Education: SUNY Ulster County Community College is located in Stone Ridge, NY.

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Elected Officials
Elected Officials
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Ulster County Executive - Adele B. Reiter (Acting)

Chair, County Legislature - Tracy Bartels

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Municipalities
Contact

(845) 340-3000

244 Fair Street PO Box 1800 Kingston, NY 12402