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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
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
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
Carriage roads are wide, with gravel beds, so the only real exertion is elevation. My wife and I did the Lake Minnewaska carriage road, with a 32% elevation, and did fine. We also loved the Beacon Hill carriage road (17% elevation), and the the wonderful...More
Minnewaska is hands-down my favorite park in NYS! I hesitate to share its secret, but everyone needs to see it! My recommendation for the perfect day is as follows:
Located off Exit 18 from I-87, stop in New Paltz (Subway or a deli) for sandwiches...More
Just go! We were undecided about stopping here on a trip through the Catskills, but so glad we did. The waterfalls are gorgeous. We weren't sure if we could do the hike, as my husband is a stroke survivor, so we were pleasantly surprised to...More
Went here on a Sunday afternoon. Walked about 7 miles total. Great trails of all different levels. Places to swim. We walked from lake Minnewaska to lake awosting. Wanted to start from Sam's point but parking was full.
Lake Minnewaska in the Catskills is a beaut! The lake itself is tranquil and visually pleasing as far as the eye can see. It has a nice little area for swimming or just relaxing by. The carriage trails are double wide, very suitable for biking...More
First time here visiting with friends and kids. Awesome place. Was looking foreword to see the water clear blue but the water has turn it’s color. We only swam here. We will try hiking next time in the fall. It sure is amazing park to...More
The web site lists the period during which parking fees are collected, although it lists 2017 dates. One would expect that 2018 would be similar. If so, that would mean that currently the fee would be collected starting at... More
The web site lists the period during which parking fees are collected, although it lists 2017 dates. One would expect that 2018 would be similar. If so, that would mean that currently the fee would be collected starting at 9:00am, continuing up until 8pm, but starting Sept 10, that would become 7pm (and later in the year, 6pm, and then 5pm). It's definitely possible that the attendants might leave some lots earlier, especially after Labor Day, but I haven't been around the park enough to know if that's true, maybe someone else could comment.
I'm not really an expert on Uber/Lyft in the MHV, but I would expect it would be pretty straightforward to get from the train station to the park. Returning is probably also pretty straightforward, but you're probably going... More
I'm not really an expert on Uber/Lyft in the MHV, but I would expect it would be pretty straightforward to get from the train station to the park. Returning is probably also pretty straightforward, but you're probably going to have to wait 20-30 mins for your Uber to arrive, since they're likely going to have to drive out from POK to get you. Whether you go out to the park, or come back, the Uber driver is going to have to do one full round trip, so seems like either way should be about the same "difficulty".