90 miles from New York City, visitors will find legendary mountains, serene forests, and sparkling lakes and streams. Ulster County is bordered by the Hudson River on one side and the gorges and high peaks of the Catskill Forest Preserve on the other. You’ll find one-of-a-kind attractions, unique places, and breathtaking views. Swim and kayak in cool mountain lakes or fish in some of the world’s best trout streams. Go whitewater rafting, take a scenic train ride, or follow country roads to antique shops and farm markets. Three exits on the New York State Thruway I-87 (New Paltz, Kingston, and Saugerties) make Ulster County very accessible.