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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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Gorgeous in all seasons

After 35 years of hiking these mountains, I still am endlessly entertained by what nature has in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerhonkson, New York
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Great place for cross-country skiing!

I visited the park late in the winter season to check out the cross country skiing in the park. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James W
Somers, New York
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“awosting falls”(32 reviews)
“carriage roads”(20 reviews)
“hiking trails”(20 reviews)
Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 35 years of hiking these mountains, I still am endlessly entertained by what nature has in store...whether it is bobcat tracks in the snow, blueberry bear scat in the summer, or rock scrambles with friends, the mountain always gives.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the park late in the winter season to check out the cross country skiing in the park. I found out that the park keeps the trails groomed, and walkers are not allowed on the trail, so the trails were in good shape even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James W
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This was my first snowshoe event ever . And that was amazing ! I was going with bunch of lively people and cold was making air so refreshing! Scenery was stunning! Frozen Awosting Waterfall , snow covered evergreens and beautiful views of mountains in winter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

There is a nominal $10 fee per vehicle to get into the preserve. Say with a walk around md the lake. The path is wide, well marked and absolutely beautiful. It’s aaboit a two mile walk. Family friendly and dog friendly. We have taken this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Great reward with little risks. You get beautiful views with a low level of intensity or danger. This is a very well kept trail and suitable for any level of experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

My coworker lives in Kerhorkson and invited me over during the weekend of my biz trip to Poughkeepsie. We did the 3km trekking around Minnewaska lake before heading to a local brewer. It was amazing scenary in Fall, and the parking lots get quickly filled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FengXueSG
Reviewed October 26, 2018

I highly recommend the Gertrude's Nose hike! The trails were very well signed. Be aware that on a beautiful fall day during peak leaf peeping time, the park will be packed and you most likely will have to park at the base parking and hike...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Blessed with great weather, my family was able to walk around the lake. It was an easy "hike" with nice views. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to enjoy our walk in the woods. There are several spots that would be great for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donna D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Beautiful park, but it was so overcrowded we had to leave and lost our $10. There was no place to park, and the porta potties were overflowing and disgusting. There should be a limit to how many people can enter in the fall.They are supposed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank brmNY
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

There are 2 main attractions in the minnewaska state park. The awosting fall and the minnewaska lake. If you are going there in the summer then you can have a swim under the awosting falls or take a hike along the trapps trail. The second...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 5, 2019|
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Response from FengXueSG | Reviewed this property |
The 3km walking track around the lake should be fine for young kids.
January 27, 2019|
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Response from FengXueSG | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak of lodging as I only did a day trip there. My colleague lives in Kerhonkson for 50 years so he knows the place well. He brought me to a few minibrewers after our trekking in the park. All very nice but I don't... More
November 5, 2018|
Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
The park is open, trails might be closed for hiking due to snow, but there is snowshoeing. The trail around the lake can be done in an hour.