Fewer than 7,000 people live in Hurley, a historic town situated between the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. It became the temporary capital of New York after the burning of Kingston.
Old Hurley’s Main Street is a historically preserved street dotted with picturesque stone houses. Stone House Day draws visitors every July, when some of these old stone houses, now private homes, open to the public. People also come for the Hurley Heritage Society walking tours and the Ulster County Genealogical Society.
Outdoorsy types flock to O&W Rail Trail, ideal for walking, biking, skating, running, horseback riding and snowshoeing.