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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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Address: 5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
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(845) 255-0752
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and...

Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.

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Winter Wonderland

We visited after a substantial snow but it was actually a warmer day. The trail to the waterfall and along the stream was beautiful. It was a bit icy but we managed. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
djteach531
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited after a substantial snow but it was actually a warmer day. The trail to the waterfall and along the stream was beautiful. It was a bit icy but we managed. They opened the road up to the lake so we went up for the view. The lake is surrounded by rocky walls making it very picturesque. There is... More 

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hiked the Peters Kill Trail at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve. We hiked only the 3 mile loop because it was icy and slippery and you had to negotiate the various paths and some steep hills. You access this trail behind the Park Office building. You can park there but there is a charge of $10 per auto. People... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This park offers cross-country skiing. That's an amazing feature on top of all the trails in winter time. Views around Minewaska Lake are beautiful and are worth the visit for sure. Great outdoor activity terrain for any time of the year!

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

this is a spectacular and unforgettable park. the ride to the entrance is peppered with astonishing views and unforgettable rock formations "dripping" with ice. WOW

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

the streams are so beautiful and the new crossing bridges are amazing. love the diversity of trees and bushes and moss!

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

To find this park was very easy. We drove in and paid the $10 fee. They only accept cash but will soon be accepting credit cards this summer. The waterfall is beautiful be careful with ice at this time of year the entire trail to the bottom of the waterfall is all ice. The lake is completely frozen over and... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful places for hiking! It is easy to walk around as there are carriage roads. The views are spectacular! All trails are well marked. During the summer can swim in the lakes. It is great to spend a few days hiking in the park. Must see place in New York State!

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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I have been here so many times, but each time I see something new. The views are awesome. Summer time you can swim in either of the lakes that are crystal clear. The park offers all levels of hiking and all different distances. For a state park it's worth ten times what you pay for the entrance fee. Anytime we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

great place to hike. Views are wonderful. We went on January 16, 2017, day was warm for January and no snow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of my favorite places to visit. I live a few miles from the park. I used to drive through the mountains to go to work and all my co-workers were envious of my drive. The area is gorgeous all year long, but particularly during Autumn. The lake at Minnewaska has breathtaking views and goes back since ancient time. Totally... More 

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