At the base of the Shawangunk Mountains, in New Paltz, there is something for everyone. Fishing, skiing, antiquing, farmers markets, local festivals and so much more. If it is quiet, restful relaxation- this is the place! You will love it here.
I would be happy to help you in your search! http://www.ListingsFromBarbara.com I wish you the best of luck!
Ulster county is wonderful, I lived there and worked in Real Estate there too. There are wooded areas in Sullivan County and Orange County. I also lived in Warwick, Orange county for a while which is not too far from NYC, there is even some light skiing and a renaissance fair nearby! Please let me know if you would like a referral to an agent anywhere Upstate. Best Wishes!
.It's difficult for one agent to be familiar with all the possibilities so it's best you work with a local agent.
Originally from NYC I've lived in New Paltz for the past twenty five years so you can bet I know the area well.
If you haven't had any luck yet maybe you need to speak with an agent that doubles as a property bloodhound with a New York minute attitude.