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Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 845-255-0919
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The...

Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world. Preserve lands are open sunrise to sunset every day for hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, horseback riding, and nature study. A current membership or day pass is required to access the lands. Admission to the Visitor Center is always free.

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Great Hiking in NYS!

Well marked trails, ample parking, informative visitors center with clean rest rooms. We did the Gertrude's Nose Trail which was very long but the views were spectacular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Labor Day walk to Lake Awosting for a swim. It served as a reawakening to the beauties of the Hudson Valley and Mohonk in particular. Quiet after about 1/4 mile in to the park and the long walk to the lake which when reached requires more hiking to get to the swimming area. The tranquil scenery the fresh air... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well marked trails, ample parking, informative visitors center with clean rest rooms. We did the Gertrude's Nose Trail which was very long but the views were spectacular.

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1 Thank lmactravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you have witnessed the majestic views of the white cliffed mountains or the view from those mountains. The puffy clouds blowing by from above and the shadows they make as they cross the valley below. Awe inspiring and breath taking!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here in the past, the rock climbing is fantastic! We were going to go back again this here, however, they have eliminated the bus that takes you from the parking lot up to the hotel where the rock climbing is. This means you have to hike up a steep road for about 2 miles until you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like hiking ,rock climbing or mountain biking this is the place for you. The rock formation are very beautiful. It has path from easy to very difficult so you can choose. The only down side is the cost which is per person.

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stone ridge ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

If you're looking for a beautiful place to hike, the preserve has many options of trails. The tough ones and the easier ones. You can bike, hike, mtn climb all in the Hudson Valley beauty.

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1 Thank jfschmidt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The best the Hudson Valley has to offer. A good place to get away and "unplug" This is our third time back and we would come back again. Enjoy our stay every time.

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1 Thank Nathan S
La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Apparently the preserve was part of the lands of the hotel until it was set up abs a separate non-profit. I came down from the hotel on Laurel Ledge Road and biked through the area known as the Trapps before returning. The roads in the preserve are good quality gravel. The hotel trails are crushed slate while those in the... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Enjoyed our 7.5 mile hike which alternated between easy and moderate. The trail was called the Millbrook Ridge Trail. I imagine there are some hikes that offer more of a challenge but this one was perfect for our ability level. The most difficult part of this hike is probably the first part of the trail which is essentially a rock... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views, great hiking fun for the family. Trails for all levels, from gradual well groomed incline to rock scrambles through short caves and crevices. The ladders and steps are fun for the kids.

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