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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

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A wonderful place for a stroll!

Blessed with great weather, my family was able to walk around the lake. It was an easy "hike" with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donna D
Great place for hikers and bikers

There are 2 main attractions in the minnewaska state park. The awosting fall and the minnewaska... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 yesterday

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

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank R K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 8 month granddaughter on the Red Loop trail around the Lake. Fantastic views around every curve/switchback. Moderate walk with a lot to see in an easy hike.

Thank doctorlon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Akalith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Table42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank chamberlincrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed September 8, 2018

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

1  Thank geojgervasi
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

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

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August 27, 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
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
August 14, 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
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
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from Kennethcolesiny | Reviewed this property |
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