Posted May 20, 2011


Magazine to be distributed in Ulster County and throughout the Country


Kingston, N.Y. (May 20, 2011) – Ulster County Executive Mike Hein today unveiled the 2011 Ulster County Travel Guide, which breaks new ground, adding several exciting dimensions that make this publication both user-friendly and interactive.

"The Ulster County Travel Guide is a great way to promote our beautiful county," County Executive Mike Hein said. "This magazine is a top-notch publication. Ulster County has a tremendous amount of tourism destinations. From the pristine mountains of the Catskills to the peaceful shores of the beautiful Hudson River, there is always something to enjoy in Ulster County."


New features of the 68-page, full-color magazine include:


A pullout map that charts the county’s recreational assets, key attractions and cultural spots.


A graphic design that captures the county’s scenic beauty and vibrant activities.


Paid advertising that helped pay for the production of the Travel Guide.


A QR code that will allow readers to scan the back cover with their mobile device to quickly access a form to be added to the mailing list for the 2012 Travel Guide.


The Travel Guide will be available at 100 locations in Ulster County, including three rest areas on the New York State Thruway (one of which is the information center on Exit 19), six all-weather kiosks and the county office building. It will also be distributed to 49 states.


Ulster County, located less than 90 minutes from midtown Manhattan, has 250,000 of forever-wild acres encompassing 35 peaks and 350 miles of hiking trails. From biking to hiking, from kayaking to wind surfing, from hitting the sweet spot on one of our 12 golf courses to horseback riding and fly-fishing, it is truly a four-season recreation area. The county’s rural vistas provide beauty for each one.


The Travel Guide provides a variety of information for residents and visitors. Highlighted in the glossy is Hudson Valley’s premier attraction — the Walkway Over The Hudson — a walking bridge 212 feet above the Hudson River. At 6,767 feet (1.28 miles), it is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. It was formerly the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad.


Readers can learn about the pair of bicentennials taking place in Ulster County this year - in Saugerties and Esopus. The Travel Guide highlights the county’s great outdoors — from biking, to boating, to rock climbing, to cross-country skiing, to tennis. Details are provided about these and so many more activities Ulster County has to offer. And, there is indoor recreation. Visitors can dine at one of the county’s many fine restaurants, look for antiques or shop for fresh produce at one of Ulster County’s unique farmers’ markets.


The Travel Guide has listings for the arts, culture and history, and a guide for great places to stay, like a quaint bed and breakfast or a cabin in the woods. There are also listings for hotels in every price range, spas, campgrounds, resorts and much more.


For a copy, please call the Ulster County Tourism office at 1-800-342-5826 or email your request to tourism[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us.