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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Great hiking!

A must to visit! Great hiking and walking trail. Awesome views! Pack a lunch & spend the day! Great for families!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Amsterdam, ny
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Amsterdam, ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A must to visit! Great hiking and walking trail. Awesome views! Pack a lunch & spend the day! Great for families!

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hudson valley, ny
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a spectacular park. It is up on the Shawangunk Ridge overlooking the valley. If you want to swim, its here. One note on the swimming, unless you passed a swimming test there is a restricted and small swimming area. If you want to hike in a beautiful setting with unbelievable views and a great variety of flora, its... More 

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Kerhonkson, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a beautiful place to wander and get lost in beauty. There are several waterfalls and swimming holes. Also, when it's the right time of year you can eat wild berries!

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Poughkeepsie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Groomed carriage roads for skiing along scenic vistas that match some of the best within 100 miles. For $10 you get all you can eat for trails whether your pleasure be skate skiing or classic. There's rarely a crowd. There's no ski rentals here and no food or water. You need to be self-sufficient. Rent equipment at Rock and Snow... More 

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Middletown
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I went up to Lake Minnewaska in early April 2014. There was still a lot of ice on the paths down to the waterfall but as long as you had on good hiking shoes it was fine. The waterfall was beautiful. After the waterfall I did drive up to the top by the lake. Beautiful paths along the lake to... More 

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New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Minnewaska has several cross country ski trails (groomed and ungroomed) of varying difficulty levels. The groomed trails can be accessed from the upper parking lot, ungroomed from the bottom lot. Scenic vistas are located along the trail. View the huge icicle formations on the rocks and the frozen lake. It costs $10 per person to ski. There are no ski... More 

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Bloomingburg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you like getting outdoors this is a wonderful place to go. It's family oriented with many things to see and nice trails to hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Some friends and I love taking a zip car upstate to go hiking in the forest. The trails are so breathtaking, literally and physically. My favorite spot is where the massive waterfall is perfect spot for picnic too.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is lovely in every season. Great walking in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter. The woods are gorgeous in the spring when the wild azalea and rhododendron are in bloom, there are wild blueberries in the summer and the autumn leaves are lovely. Try to avoid weekends in the autumn because there are bus-loads of leaf-peepers... More 

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New York City, New York
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259 reviews 259 reviews
72 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Stunning vistas, and beautiful winding trails through the woods make this park a pleasure to visit. We visited right after a big Thanksgiving snow storm so we got the full effect of the 'winter wonderland' experience walking through the woods but I can imagine how beautiful it must be in mid to late autumn when the leaves are at their... More 

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