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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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Address: New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 845 256 0579
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Description: Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and...
Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
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Beautiful Park

We go here often to hike the various trails. It's truly beautiful In all 4 seasons. Trails are well marked and well maintained. Trails at available for hiking, biking and mixed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We go here often to hike the various trails. It's truly beautiful In all 4 seasons. Trails are well marked and well maintained. Trails at available for hiking, biking and mixed use. The $3 per car fee makes this park a super great deal. By compassion, the nearby Mohonk Preserve is $12.50 a person, and in my opinion, not as... More 

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Brooklyn
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I love the place and falls , the only thing I hate that's was the woman who charge the money for parking ! She was so rude !!!! So be aware of her attitudes !! When I tried to ask her about which way should I go for the fall #3, she was so rude and said "do not try... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Quick day trip up from NYC we hiked around the Lake on the Carriage trail, then along the Upper and Lower Awosting trails. All of it was beautiful but nothing was as nice the Rainbow Falls trail...Definitely a must see, with moderately difficult hiking a rock scrambling. It was a great combo of scenic views and challenging hiking. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My visit to Awosting Falls was a catalyst to a "Waterfall Chase" to 12 different falls in the NY, NJ, PA and CT areas. There is something magical here and other waterfalls around the New Paltz area. The hike to the waterfall is short. The main plunge is majestic. The smaller cascades leading up to and after the main plunge... More 

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Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place to visit and see many wonderful scenic sights, enjoy a good hike and even do some cliff climbing if you're up to it. At a minimum, don't miss seeing Lake Minnewaska itself. Spectacular views and great trails to hike

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Osasco, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

So beautiful! An amazing landscape! Big lake, nice waterfall... you need a car from New Paltz... You can go by taxi, it`s around $25 to go, the same to come back! :)

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Marlboro, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have hiked and picnic'd here many times over the years, but we never tire of the beauty. There are many different trails, each with its own unique set of views, foliage, rocks and solitude. When you become familiar with the various areas, you learn of some interesting sights slightly off of the main trails, including some of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friend from H.S., brought my husband and I here, we walked the trails, and looked at the beautiful views!!! Looks like a perfect place for a picnic or a ride in a canoe!!!

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful lake on the top of the mountain. Clear lake that you can walk - about 3 miles around the lake. Good trail with great views.

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Palmas, TO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I realy enjoied it. It´s a nice Park to visit. I went with some friends to take some cool pictures. I loved the place.

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Additional Information about Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Address: New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 845 256 0579
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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