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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
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My family and friends have gone here my whole life. In fact, as a toddler, I lived near Coxing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gueneviere W
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Beauty at its finest!

Took the pup on a great hike on the Minnewaska lake trail. It's a nice trail, a bit crowded, but... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
SuzieQtee
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Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“carriage roads” (19 reviews)
“awosting falls” (27 reviews)
“hiking trails” (16 reviews)
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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and friends have gone here my whole life. In fact, as a toddler, I lived near Coxing Kill. It is a beautiful place to hike and climb, particularly in the fall for the foliage. If you can climb Bonticou Craig Peak, I highly...More

Thank Gueneviere W
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Took the pup on a great hike on the Minnewaska lake trail. It's a nice trail, a bit crowded, but with super friendly people, dog friendly, and nice easy elevation. If you're looking for a strenuous hike, this is not it, but there's plenty of...More

Thank SuzieQtee
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Fun, accessible hiking, rock climbing, swimming and cross-country skiing. Perfect for families. Leashed pets welcome.

Thank StringTheory58
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Smooth crushed-stone carriage roads make a mountain bike or adaptable road bike an excellent way to see most of the park in a day or two. Beautiful views from high, open cliff tops and escarpments, glacial lakes, waterfalls -- all easily accessible and in close...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous park with many hiking trails that offers beautiful scenery. There is plenty of parking, trails are well marked and maps available at the visitors entrance. For seniors, the $10 daily fee is waived!!! The trail to Awosting Falls offers spectacular views...More

Thank JoeD-HudsonValley
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I made it here with my dog for the last three hours of daylight on a lovely fall day in prime foliage season, and of all the national and state parks I've been to in my life, I have NEVER seen one as crowded as...More

1  Thank julie248
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We visited Minnewaska at the end of September, on a warm and sunny day in the middle of the week. There are two glacial lakes there, but we only saw one with rocky cliffs, and several trails of different lengths and difficulty. We took Millbrook...More

1  Thank Wojtunio
Reviewed October 19, 2017

My husband and I were leaf-peeping and saw the sign for this park and decided to give it a try. Entrance fee is $10 per car but since I was 62 or over it was free to enter. We only took one trail - the...More

4  Thank ParksloperBrooklyn
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Lake Minnewaska and Lake Mohonk are two stunning glacially created mountaintop lakes in the Catskill Mountains. Once both were expensive private resorts with lodges. Mohonk remains a private resort, while Minnewaska became state property after the historic lodge burned down. You can park near Lake...More

1  Thank Dagmar B
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Minnewaska is an incredible park to visit anytime of the year! It has something for everyone from novice walkers to experienced hikers from picnics to backpacking a lunch to a favorite perch! I e personally hiked many a footpath and walked most if not all...More

Thank Ridgewalkersss
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Aaronzh
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Ridgewalkersss | Reviewed this property |
Not quite there yet but very close. I'd say within 3-7 days it will be.
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RebeccaMacabre
September 1, 2017|
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Response from laurenceb284 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of steep drop-offs, but unless you have actively suicidal dogs it won't be a problem. The trails are definitely wide enough to stay away from the cliffs.
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Flo G
August 20, 2017|
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Response from melissa l | Reviewed this property |
$10 to enter park. That includes everything
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