Alive with entertainment and activity, Ulster County is located just a short drive from New York City in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Known for its scenic views and small town appeal, Ulster County is home to some of the best festivals and farm stands in the state. Whether you come for the natural beauty or the quaint towns and villages, you will not leave disappointed. Hike the mountains in funky New Paltz or remember the tunes of yesteryear in groovy Woodstock. Whatever your delight, Ulster County can deliver. The schools among county borders deliver as well, providing a well-rounded education for all of its residents. The New Paltz School District was recently commended in Newsweek Magazine as having one of the best high schools in the nation and many of the other schools in the county follow suit with similar accolades and honors. Ulster County residents and students have pride in their schools and it shows in their achievement and state test scores.