Town Of Ulster Spring, Town Of Ulster, New York  4/5 (1)

Directions:

Description

Two pipes off the side of the road.

Nearest Address

1000 New York 213
Kingston, NY 12401

Directions from Nearest Address

This spring is located on County Rd 28, right off of 213. You can’t miss it on the right hand side.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 130-320
  • Temp: 49-53° F
  • pH: 6.5-7.7

Hours Spring is Open:

24/7/365

GPS:

41° 53’ 54” N
74° 1’ 13” W

Map Link: Town Of Ulster Spring Map

Submitted by: Steve

Responses

  1. The pin is misleading. The spring in on County Route 28, just in from the fork. I’ve used this water off and on for 30 years. Never any problem. Longest ongoing use was last year for nine months while I lived with no running water at my homestead. How can we move the pin?

  2. I just visited this spring, and the vibe is super high there! 🙂

    I’m not sure why I got such significantly different statistics on the water then the person who submitted it to Findaspring…. I just went in late April 2011, and here’s what I got:

    temp: 49 degrees Farenheit
    TDS: 130
    pH: 7.7

    This seems to be WAY off of what was posted on the site…. I’m going to keep checking the water when I go and see if I get any changes over the coming months.

  3. I just visited this spring, and the vibe is super high there! 🙂

    I’m not sure why I got such significantly different statistics on the water then the person who submitted it to Findaspring…. I just went in late April 2011, and here’s what I got:

    temp: 49 degrees Farenheit
    TDS: 130
    pH: 7.7

    This seems to be WAY off of what was posted on the site…. I’m going to keep checking the water when I go and see if I get any changes over the coming months.

    1. The water is bubbling up directly out of the earth, which is amazing and awesome… I tested the TDS as it came out of the earth vs. when it comes out of the end of the pipes shown in the picture… here’s what I got:

      Directly out of the spring: 130ppm
      From the end of the pipes: 157ppm

      Probably best to scoop it out directly from the source, rather than get the mineral matter the pipe is adding to it. 🙂

  4. On our drive up to Niagara Falls this past weekend, we stopped and visited several springs along the NY Thruway.  The Ulster Springs one was my favorite, both taste-wise, and the actual spring itself.  The water was smooth, but it did taste sort of mineral-y, like Evian.  We loved this spring.  Parking was a little tight.  You have literally about 1 foot on the shoulder.  We were stuck out into traffic a bit, but the traffic flow is sparse on this road.  Excellent spring!

  5. Oh, found this spring very harsh to drink with it’s high TDS.  Guess I’m used to my neighboring state’s low TDS of 30.  Also found that this left a film residue on all containers and when I made my Green Tea there was a shiny film crust coating the top of the tea in the pot.  My cats would not even drink this H2O.  Threw it out and went back to my former spring – worth the drive.

  6. 9/7/14 I got a pH 7.5.

    I think it tastes good but maybe I’m not enough of an afficionado yet!

    Anyone have suggestions on best way to measure TDS?

  7. I’ve been trying different springs in the area the past few months since finally getting fed up with our horrible town tap water (kinda like drinking a swimming pool)… I will check this one out. Does anyone use, or have info about, the spring further east on Abeel, at the intersection of Wilbur & Dunn? Thanks! Love this site!

  8. Hi all,
    This was the first spring I have ever drank from. Easy to find. TDS when I went June of 2016 was 228. When it was ice cold it tasted good. But anything warmer than that I didn’t like. It made both my and my hubs mouth feel dry after.

  9. We have used this spring a few times in the last year or two. It does seem like the water pools up. It looks like it might then go through the pipe or mix to some degree with the pooled water. So anything could be in the pooled water ie dead animal, bird poop etc.
    I had the runs after drinking a decent amount and my wife had stomach pains each time we start drinking this water so it seems like its the water since its happened a few times. The spring on rt 208 in monroe is great for taste and flow rate.

  10. For anyone wondering, TDS is total dissolved solids. It can be measured as mg/L, and >500 mg/L is considered fresh water.
    However, dissolved solids can come from unsafe runoff. You’d think not to expect that in a spring? Honestly unsure.

    You can get a conductivity meter, but more likely a TDS meter, at less than $10 from, oh, say Amazon? would suit most folks’ needs better. It will tell you how many ppm, but not their composite parts.

    Hope that helps. Next time I’m in the area I’ll check out this spring.

  11. I went in January 2021 to this location, and this address is wrong… Looked around the address listed and couldn’t find anything… but then tried the next spring listed on the find-a-spring map which was 10 minutes away. The picture above is actually of Mary’s Well which comes up on google maps if you type it in. The address is 101-209 Mountain Rd, Kingston, NY 12401… around 41.8987781, -74.0214673. Hope this helps

  12. I have been getting water from this spring for the past 7 months. My most recent visit on 11/23 I tested the TDS and it came in at 375. Not thrilled about this number, anyone know if it fluctuates?

    1. It’s right on the side of the road…you might have to park partially on the road/shoulder if you don’t have a truck. It’s pretty muddy, so I would wear boots for sure

      1. I did find it, it was gushing.  I went there this winter and filled up my glass jugs. Very easy to fill up and so close to the road that hiking through snow was not an issue. The water tasted funny to me.  I just found, in one of my last jugs, tons of TDS: yellowish sandy silt in the bottom of the jug and also sticking to the insides.  I think this spring must have high TDS. (having trouble posting) -jules

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