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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
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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Beautiful Climb!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Julie S
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Towson, Maryland, United States
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Towson, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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297 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Santa Rosa, California
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Cleveland, Ohio
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94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was an incredible place. We only got to do a rock scramble and some hiking but WELL worth the cost! We will be getting the annual pass and coming back for sure!

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

Thanks for the great review, Mashadeca2, we're glad you enjoyed your time here at Mohonk Preserve! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Brooklyn, NY
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I just spent the past two days hiking in Mohonk Preserve and I can't wait to go back! I did the Bonticou Crag hike, (the Spring Farm Trailhead) which has an awesome rock scramble leading up to incredible views from the enormous rock ridge at the top. Too pretty to leave! A great place to have a snack, watch birds,... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your time here, Bonticou Crag is one of our favorite hikes. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a long weekend in New Paltz and we spent one day hiking the trails at the Mohonk Reserve. We chose a moderate intensity trail (there are many trail options ranging from easy to hard) and were able to climb to the top of the Shawangunk Ridge where the views were amazing!! There were... More 

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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. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Marquette
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Save a few $ and hike to the top from the preserve, instead of the snooty lodge. It's a far nicer hike under the cliffs and through the woods as well

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

We're glad you enjoyed your time at Mohonk Preserve! The Preserve is connected to trails across the Shawangunk Ridge, from Mohonk Mountain House through Minnewaska State Park! More 

New York City, New York
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We trek only the West Trapps trails and it was a pleasant, easy walk. It is about 2 miles back and forth from the parking lot entrance and the signs are well kept by the trees so you know where to go. The brochure we got from the visitor center explained some of the early settlement in that area and... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit, Jujulina! Day pass and membership fees help to support the conservation of 8,000 acres of forests, cliffs, fields and streams enjoyed by over 165,000 visitors annually, in addition to our environmental education, conservation science, land protection and stewardship programs. More 

NY
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108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is such a gorgeous area, I never get tired of going. Fabulous for hiking, relaxing, and enjoying nature.

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

Thanks for the great review, we're glad you enjoy getting into nature at the Preserve! More 

New York, New York, United States
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Mohonk Preserve is comprised of thousands of acres around the Monhonk Mountain House. Trails range from beginner level to challenging, you can hike for hours without seeing another soul. Being immersed in nature's beauty is so restorative!

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

Thanks for the great review - our Stewardship staff does a fantastic job of maintaining over 8,000 acres of forest, fields and streams! Nature can be very therapeutic! More 

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Additional Information about Mohonk Preserve

Address: Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: +1 845-225-0919
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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