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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 2013
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 Paltz, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Stop at the new Visitor Center to obtain a day pass and learn more about this incredible area of the Shawangunk Mountains. Wonderfully accessible via a short walk or hike deep into the woods to a pond or waterfall. Watch the climbers at The Trapps or get a guide at Rock and Snow in nearby New Paltz. Carriage trails lend... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The region is a beautiful place 4 travelers 2 take a day 2 visit. The preserve is Gorgeous & peaceful.If U take the time 4 the trip U will enjoy the Beauty. I live here but I do visit it when I feel the batteries need a recharge. It puts life back in me.

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Holland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'd highly recommend a drive to the Mohonk Preserve. it looks like a meca for climbers and hikers. The visitor center is 1st class and the view fantastic.

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

Thanks for the great review! Our recently renovated Visitor Center is free and open 9-5 daily and features a visitor orientation theater, interactive exhibits, a Chidren's Forest and nature trails. More

Howell, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Snowshoeing the trails here can be a real workout w/additional rewards of great scenery. Carriage roads shared w/x-country skiers as well. Stay out of groomed tracks and everyone's happy. Admission to Preserve is IMO a bit pricey ($12/ski or snowshoe). But if you frequent often enough, then $55 annual membership can easily pay off. Only complaint is too much foot/boot... More

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Alfred, New York
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12 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Mohonk Preserve offers a convenient all-weather place to get away and enjoy a wide range of activities. Mostly I like to hike, with spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, the Rondout Valley, the Catskills, and adjoining Shawangunk Mountains. The Carriage Trail is a great skiing path. There are many bicycle trails as well. The only drawback is that it... More

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Great Neck, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

snow melted so it was just hikeing:guided tour- was free, just paid parking, was beutiful, she answered questions and gave history, showed us the water fall and pointed out plants and educated us on them. the guide even modifited it a bit to keep our following appointment with the wiskey distillery

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New Paltz, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is why many of us in New Paltz live here. So many gorgeous miles of trails, both carriage roads and single-track. The trails connect up with both Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Mountain House. Your Mohonk Preserve day pass or membership allows you to walk on all 3 properties. Stop at the Preserve's visitor center on Route 44-55... More

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were scheduled to go on a geology hike with a group of homeschoolers. We initially missed the group because of going to the wrong spot. However, we walked for two hours on our own and fell in love with this place. It is truly beautiful and very serene. We eventually found our team leader, Kate Johnson, and she was... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The foot paths and hiking trails was confusing. They were not mark well and we got lost making a 3.5 mile to 5 mile to sky top. Once we got to the top of sky top, the views were unbelievable.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We asked the gentleman at the park entrance for a recommendation for a walk with good views. He guided us to the Table Rock Trail. The trail is well marked and a good walk. The end result is a great view during peak foliage.

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