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Shawangunk Mountains

Address: Woodstock, NY
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Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Woodstock
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Biking, Hiking
Owner description: Mountain range in southeast New York that attracts rock climbers, hikers and bikers.
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Biking, Hiking
Owner description: Mountain range in southeast New York that attracts rock climbers, hikers and bikers.

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Awesome place to climb. It's where it started in the US! Wonderful trails and million dollar views. Need I say more?

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came here on the way home from Woodstock, NY and all I can say is WOW. It's like a cliff appears out of nowhere. Driving up to the Shawangunk Mountains is so flat and beautiful with various wineries and farms and then boom - there is a massive mountain with cliff for climbing. It is beautiful. We parked at... More 

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in the Big Apple
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We've been hiking at Minneswaska and Mohonk and Awosting for 20+ years. Can't be beat. Fantastic views of the Gunks, great town of New Paltz and environs. Would love to live up there and go outdoors every day for a stroll. Bike path good too. Make sure to go early during Fall Foliage or you won't get into parking lots.

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East Meadow, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I've hiked in many National Parks, parts of the Appalachian Trail, the Berkshires, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smoky Mountains, the Sierra Nevadas and in British Columbia too, but when I drive up 299 and see the GUNKS, I feel like I've come home. There's nothing quite like the GUNKS.

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NAPERVILLE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

These mountains are beautiful with lots of hiking available. And so easy to get to! Just 1 1/2 hours north of New York City

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great place to learn how to climb. We used guides from High Xposure. Ask for Pete. He was super patient and basically, spiderman if you ask me. The views at the top are amazing once you ascend 170 ft climbs or so.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I aren't big into skiing, so we decided that snowtubing was more our style. When we first arrived, we were worried that we were the only single adults there without any kids. But you know what, we did it anyway and had a blast! You're only as old as you feel!!

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Maine, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Superb views all around. This is the Acadia of the Hudson Valley! Fine, gravel carriage roads for walking and mountain biking (skinny tires will not work here). The world's best rock climbing. A variety of difficulty rated walking trails. Look into it! Buy a Mohonk Preserve annual membership or else it it too expensive to hike in the preserve. Barring... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Walking atop of Sam's Point Nature preserve is the highlight of the Shawangunk Mountains especially as you look north at the Catskill Mountains whose depth and mass punctuate their grace and nobility. The views beckon one to travel forth, as these mountains rise in grace and nobility to frame the country north. To our surprise we discovered the first family... More 

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Colonia, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great scenery, good hikes. I understand the rock climbing is great too but not something we are into.

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