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Mohonk Preserve

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Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: +1 845-225-0919
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Golfing, Tennis
Description: Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The...
Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world. Preserve lands are open sunrise to sunset every day for hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, horseback riding, and nature study. A current membership or day pass is required to access the lands. Admission to the Visitor Center is always free.
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shang-gra-la on the mountain

natural beauty and old world charm. if your looking for nature and rock climbing, just a short drive far from New Paltz, you won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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New Paltz, New York
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New Paltz, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

natural beauty and old world charm. if your looking for nature and rock climbing, just a short drive far from New Paltz, you won't be disappointed.

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Wallkill, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Awesome hiking trails, so beautiful...found water falls, sat and ate lunch, so serene, calming didn't want to leave. Must go back!

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New Paltz, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a place for every nature lovers. The trail, the lake, the boat, the "beach", and the view! Come during the leaves season, it's the one of the best in northeast. You don't have to stay in the resort (super expensive), they do offer day pass. Come early, as they sometimes sell out day passes (only allow certain amount... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of hiking trails for beginners. There's boating, horse back riding (two weeks advance notice for outside guest not staying at hotel) and other activities. There's an admission just to go to the Mohonk Resort and you can't go to the hotel area unless you are a guest. Luckily I was with a tour group and spent an afternoon hiking... More 

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Kingston, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're looking for a little piece of heaven in NYS, go no further than Mohonk Preserve. This wonderful non-profit seeks to preserve and educate the community and visitors on the unique eco-system of the Shawangunk Mountains and the surrounding land with organized hikes, educational programs for schools, and memberships. Activities abound including hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing and... More 

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Literally! The Nature Conservancy rated this 12,000 acre intact skylake eco-system as "One of the 10 Great Places on Earth." The Towns of New Paltz and Gardiner abound with wonderful B&Bs and restaurants so plan to stay locally for a few days and see all that this wonderful Preserve has to offer. The staff and volunteers will be glad to... More 

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Brooklyn
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was a treat...hiking Mohonk Preserve during peak fall foliage. I especially enjoyed walking 'under-cliff' road which allowed me to watch the climbers. Note - parking at Mohonk House is $26, parking at Mohonk Preserve is $12, and there is a reciprocity agreement by which those coming on foot from the preserve are welcome to Mohonk House. Since I was... More 

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been hiking Mohonk Mountain Trails for 30+ years and never get tired of the awesome views...especially the spectacular Autumn colors!

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This preserve has all types of trails for hikers, bikers and climbers. We took an easy fall hike. The trail was well maintained, the rangers were friendly and helpful and the views were lovely.

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Wallkill, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I'm sure the Mountain House and grounds are nice, but I tend to go the opposite way of the crowds. My favorite area of the preserve is the Millbrook Mt trail - the trail that follows the very edge of the Shawangunk ridge all the way to the Minnewaska property line. Great views of the HV for almost the entire... More 

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