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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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NEW YORK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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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

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 attraction reviews
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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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