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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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Great hiking

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Marquette
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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 

New Paltz, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

natural beauty and old world charm. if your looking for nature and rock climbing, just a short drive far from New Paltz, you won't be disappointed.

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Wallkill, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Awesome hiking trails, so beautiful...found water falls, sat and ate lunch, so serene, calming didn't want to leave. Must go back!

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New Paltz, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a place for every nature lovers. The trail, the lake, the boat, the "beach", and the view! Come during the leaves season, it's the one of the best in northeast. You don't have to stay in the resort (super expensive), they do offer day pass. Come early, as they sometimes sell out day passes (only allow certain amount... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of hiking trails for beginners. There's boating, horse back riding (two weeks advance notice for outside guest not staying at hotel) and other activities. There's an admission just to go to the Mohonk Resort and you can't go to the hotel area unless you are a guest. Luckily I was with a tour group and spent an afternoon hiking... More 

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Kingston, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're looking for a little piece of heaven in NYS, go no further than Mohonk Preserve. This wonderful non-profit seeks to preserve and educate the community and visitors on the unique eco-system of the Shawangunk Mountains and the surrounding land with organized hikes, educational programs for schools, and memberships. Activities abound including hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing and... More 

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Literally! The Nature Conservancy rated this 12,000 acre intact skylake eco-system as "One of the 10 Great Places on Earth." The Towns of New Paltz and Gardiner abound with wonderful B&Bs and restaurants so plan to stay locally for a few days and see all that this wonderful Preserve has to offer. The staff and volunteers will be glad to... More 

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