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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...more
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3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly people/staff and an outstanding Rnager staff to help guide you. Do stop in the Visitor Center to see the topographic map to see the cliffs, it really gives one a better idea of the landscape.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you plan on hiking in the preserve to the Mohonk Mountain House, be ware it’s a total of 8-9 miles hike back and forth. The Mountain House also does not welcome hikers who are not registered guests. The hotel staff will make sure you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The paths are calming and sweet. Would recommend if in the area. A little pricey and can be strenuous on the feet.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank _nataliegrady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was all ready at least four times in the past two years at mohonk preserve and I can tell you that I am thinking to go more it's so gorgeous the rocks the hiking and most of all is the sun set

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank marty344
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I can imagine what the park is like. I'm sure its beautiful. Drove almost four hours, got there around 10:30 AM and got told that the park was at capacity for the day and that they weren't giving out anymore passes for the rest of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kittyhdh
Reviewed October 20, 2018

There is so much to do at Mohonk. So many outdoor activities & in such a beautiful setting. Also many indoor activities as well. It really is overwhelming & a must see especially if you are a New York State resident.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A B
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Note - it's private, not a state park, and you'll pay as much as $27 per adult in peak season to park & hike. It was worth it for us, amazing views, challenging rocky climbs along the Southern face (easier if you go North) -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdvancedCake
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were unable to hike due to lack of time but the short drive we took up there and the walk to a beautiful waterfall was worth it in the lovely Fall weather. We would love to return and be able to explore this are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mom5fay
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We enjoy the Preserve and All It Offers. It is truly nature at it's best with the many trails and sights you see from every corner. Picturesque so make sure you bring your cameras and video recorders. Make you stop learn the interesting facts about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

You need to be in good shape--fitting into tight crevices, climbing wet rocks. You will leave tired, dirty and sweaty. Not to say it's not fun, but it's hard work

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brett G
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Kathleen B
October 19, 2018|
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Response from Ed S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathleen, Yes you can park at the Mohonk Preserve Center where you can gain access after obtain a Property Pass. Also the location is a exhibit center to learn more about this wonder property that is very historical... More
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Brett G | Reviewed this property |
The ride up the mountain isn't great in the summer, so if you don't drive in winter, don't do it.
September 28, 2018|
Response from 627oliveri | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in most areas