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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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Trinidad
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296 reviews 296 reviews
97 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What an absolutely blissful place Mohonk preserve is! If you love the outdoors and marvelling at nature in a safe environment, then Mohonk Preserve should be on your bucket list. Easiest access would be staying at the Mountain House as a base from where you can explore every day. The valley is so expansive and there are miles and miles... More

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Philadelphia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We really enjoyed Mohonk Preserve and highly recommend it! We spent all day here. We did the Bonticou Crag Hike and the majority of Table Rocks as well as another field trail. The whole trip we had magnificent views of the Gunks and it was so peaceful and quiet. We were surprised at how strenuous the hikes were (and we're... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Got here early like 7:30-8 am and didn't have to pay which was good walked all around and took some great photography. Great place cause not alot of people it was a perfect day to hike. Will be back to visit.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The Labyrinth was the most rewarding hike I have done in a while. The charge to get in is extremely pricey but it is worth it. It wasn't very long hike but once you reach the top you can go to other paths.

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NEW YORK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had decided to come here last minute and do a quick hike since we have never been here. We parked at the Mohonk Preserve and headed to pay the $12 pp. We decided to do the Labyrinth/ Lemon squeeze. The man at the desk said it would take an hour and a half. It took us close to 5... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A top the Mohonk Lighthouse you can see 5 connecting states and the landscape views are insanely beautiful.

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Long Island, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful, varied walk. Several trails for different abilities including one for people with disabilities.

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New Paltz, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Well, its hard to review an area that you have decided to make your home. I started rock climbing here in 1971... just at the end of the Vulgarian era. I even had a copy of last Vulgarian Digest! This area has endless opportunities for recreation and culture. As a college town we enjoy "Piano Summer" concert series, plays, art,... More

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NYC, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is gorgeous. I highly recommend the labyrith and the humpty dumpty and edge hill cliff. the views are simply incredible!!!

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New York City, New York
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32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The best hike in this park to me is the Labyrinth/Lemon Squeeze - it is not so difficult that you need special training or gear, but challenging enough that you will be physically tired and mentally rewarded at the end of it. The trail starts on the lakeside trail opposite the house; there is a small sign marking the beginning... More

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