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Mohonk Preserve

PO Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-225-0919
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in New Paltz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Golfing, Tennis
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We spent a fun day at the preserve. Our primary goal was to climb the labyrinth. We hiked up to the Mohonk Mountain House and then continued along the Mohonk lake up to the labyrinth and then up to the mountain top. The climb is streneous at times but the views are rewarding and the experience of squeezing your self... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stay at Mohonk Mountain House and hike into Mohonk Preserve. Endless miles of trails along cliff edges and mountain tops to enjoy the beautiful vistas. Trails range from rock scrambles to groomed gravel paths. Something for all ages.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We spent a lovely day in the preserve. It was a bit more than 20 for each to get in and then a shuttle to get to the house. We started with a picnic at the picnic lodge, tables and maps were set for us to have our home made food with an option to buy a pizza or another... More

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East Islip, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great hiking, great views, nice ambiance. Wonderful to be away in the mountains enjoying nature. Well marked, good map for hiking. Resort is beautiful. Makes you really appreciate your surroundings. Parking is a bit on the expensive side for a day pass type setup.

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Bronx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Preserve is a beautiful landscape and I am glad it is managed and protected for all to enjoy. There are cliffs to climb, carriage paths to bike and trails to hike. Get there early on the weekends as parking lots fill quickly.

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We wanted a relaxing hike so when I saw this path was listed as moderate to strenuous I was a little weary. However, after completing the hike, I can say that it is extremely easy and NOT really a hike. You basically walk a mile and a half to the rock scramble ...and then scramble up it! It's awesome and... More

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Central, NJ
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Upstate NY has many beautifully scenic settings and the Mohonk Preserve and the property of the adjacent Mohonk Mountain House fit that profile. Great hiking for all skill levels and many other activities in the area.

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New Paltz, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stop at the new Visitor Center to obtain a day pass and learn more about this incredible area of the Shawangunk Mountains. Wonderfully accessible via a short walk or hike deep into the woods to a pond or waterfall. Watch the climbers at The Trapps or get a guide at Rock and Snow in nearby New Paltz. Carriage trails lend... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The region is a beautiful place 4 travelers 2 take a day 2 visit. The preserve is Gorgeous & peaceful.If U take the time 4 the trip U will enjoy the Beauty. I live here but I do visit it when I feel the batteries need a recharge. It puts life back in me.

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Holland, Ohio
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'd highly recommend a drive to the Mohonk Preserve. it looks like a meca for climbers and hikers. The visitor center is 1st class and the view fantastic.

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Our recently renovated Visitor Center is free and open 9-5 daily and features a visitor orientation theater, interactive exhibits, a Chidren's Forest and nature trails. More

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