With Ulster County’s generous tax credit, filming here has never been more affordable. The county’s cinematic landscapes make it perfect for on-site filming and events. Kingston, the county seat, is a colorful urban center with a mosaic of historical and industrial architecture, bordered by lush, verdant farmland, forests, streams, meadows and mountains. Mohonk Mountain House is a towering, castle-like 19th century spa resort built at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge. The charming Saugerties Lighthouse sits on the Hudson River and may be rented for any production. New Paltz is a bustling university town and its campus offers many state-of-the-art facilities. Lastly, the county’s small towns, like the world famous Woodstock and Marlboro, are quaint, charming and offer beautiful scenery of their own. Regardless of location type, Ulster County has it.
Featured Filming Sites
Mohonk Mountain House
A 19th century Victorian castle spa resort surrounded by 40,000 acres of protected forest, hiking/biking trails and a lake for swimming, kayaking and ice skating.
A restored lighthouse on the Hudson River offers panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill
Old Dutch Church
A National Historic Landmark in Uptown Kingston surrounded by a Revolutionary War-era cemetery.
A scenic one-mile long lake – and 33 miles of carriage roads and 50 miles of footpaths – in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve along the Shawangunk Ridge.