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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: 845-255-0919
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Breathtaking scenery

The hiking is excellent. A bit challenging if you are not a regular hiker. Rock scrambling available for those who looking for a challenge. Lots of pavilions to rest at, all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Beverly Hills, California
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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The hiking is excellent. A bit challenging if you are not a regular hiker. Rock scrambling available for those who looking for a challenge. Lots of pavilions to rest at, all with breathtaking scenery.

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We and our friends had been avid climbers many years ago. The knees can't do it anymore, but we wanted to return for the walking exercise and the shear beauty. When it was time to cool off, we were very surprised and disappointed that dogs are no longer allowed to swim at the beautiful Coxing Kill (sp?) swimming hole. We... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Some really great hiking, and a nice rock scramble, but those a bit more adventurous and active. Keep in mind the rock scramble can be intense for some. The view at the top though is something just spectacular. They also have a walking hike that isn't as difficult.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have lived in New York a long time and until last week have only minimally heard of the Mohonk Preserve. Thus, when it was suggested to visit this area I shunned the request and begrudgingly went. Now all I can say is "Wow"! Situated several miles off a nondescript exit from the NY Thruway 1 1/2-2 hours from NYC... More 

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

Thank you for this beautiful review! In partnership with our members, supporters, and volunteers, we protect and manage over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique ecosystems in an area designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “Earth’s Last Great Places.” We all work for a common cause - to create a place... More 

Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

For those of us that are less athletic and hike-oriented, there is a beautiful sensory trail with paved level path, and sculpture lined trail. The views of the mountains are breathtaking. For the more adventurous of the group, there are many other more difficult paths, but I am grateful that the Mohonk Preserve is suitable for everyone.

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

Thanks for the great review! While sunny skies always make for great days, it's true that the rain has a beauty of it's own on the ridge. Thanks for the great tip for visitors, with our NatureAccess® program, we strive to provide people of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to enjoy and learn in the outdoors. We hope... More 

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

we have been hiking at mohonk many, many times during our 15 years in the area, and only last month we discovered a new trail we had not explored before. there is something for hikers and climbers and bikers of every level - from short nature walks to day-long adventures complete with rock scrambles. every trail we've been on has... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, and some excellent tips on making the most out of your day here. Our trail assistance love giving information and suggestions to help visitors find the right trails and plan their day. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Westtown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Every year my husband and I have dinner and hike the trails at Mohonk Mountain House in the autumn or during Thanksgiving. It is such a treat and we are always awed by the spectacular beauty of nature there!

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Towson, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took a day and hiked the Lemon Squeeze. We received a map from the Mohonk Mountain House and went on our way. We had an AMAZING day and made lots of memories, but truthfully looking back, we are very surprised that they let us do this trail with our younger children. There were ties when we had to swing... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely views and walks around this nature area. Definitely a must if in NYC and have some time to get out of the city. Breathe some fresh air and enjoy what the U.S. Used to be like.

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

We're glad you enjoyed your time here, thanks for the review! More 

Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Shawanagunks or better known as the Gunks is one of the best places for rock climbing on the east coast.

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

Thanks for the great review, we're glad to we welcome over 50,000 climbers a year! More 

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Additional Information about Mohonk Preserve

Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 845-255-0919
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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