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Mohonk Preserve

PO Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-225-0919
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Ranked #2 of 9 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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Brooklyn
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was a treat...hiking Mohonk Preserve during peak fall foliage. I especially enjoyed walking 'under-cliff' road which allowed me to watch the climbers. Note - parking at Mohonk House is $26, parking at Mohonk Preserve is $12, and there is a reciprocity agreement by which those coming on foot from the preserve are welcome to Mohonk House. Since I was... More

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I've been hiking Mohonk Mountain Trails for 30+ years and never get tired of the awesome views...especially the spectacular Autumn colors!

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This preserve has all types of trails for hikers, bikers and climbers. We took an easy fall hike. The trail was well maintained, the rangers were friendly and helpful and the views were lovely.

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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I'm sure the Mountain House and grounds are nice, but I tend to go the opposite way of the crowds. My favorite area of the preserve is the Millbrook Mt trail - the trail that follows the very edge of the Shawangunk ridge all the way to the Minnewaska property line. Great views of the HV for almost the entire... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mohonk is a wonderful time! My family and I enjoyed a 5 mile walk/hike throughout the preserve and we witnessed beautiful foliage, and views! There are hikes for all level of hikers and those just needing a good walk. It was also really cool to see the rock climbers climbing the Gunks!

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Hurley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Mohonk offers lots of trails, great views and you can bike, climb or swim. My favorite is Bonticu Crag which is off the spring farm trail head and is a rock scramble safe enough to do with kids that gives you beautiful views of the valley. It's great to go alone in the early morning and give yourself a mental... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Super worthwhile preserve with plenty of nice trails and some very pretty scenery. The old carriage trails are great for riding of all kinds.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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