Epworth is 159 acres of natural beauty (approx. 60 acres forested) located 90 miles from New York City & only 10 miles from New York State Thruway. Situated in an oxbow of the Rondout Creek, Epworth is an ideal rustic getaway hosting a spectacular view of the river valley & the Shawangunk Mountains. There is a multitude of ecosystems to admire from river, pond and grassland to deciduous and hemlock forests. Current Ulster County Temporary Residence Permit. Ulster County Children Camp Permit in 20 12.