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Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: +1 845-255-0919
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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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Mohonk Preserve - Outdoors for everyone

Always wanted to checkout the "gunks" - so went on Friday after Thanksgiving with my children aged (24, 21 & 14) and the dog. We had a fairly strenuous day; about 9 miles of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always wanted to checkout the "gunks" - so went on Friday after Thanksgiving with my children aged (24, 21 & 14) and the dog. We had a fairly strenuous day; about 9 miles of hiking. You can make this as easy or hard as you like. The carriage road is flat, with excellent views where you can observe the technical... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to hike for all levels. Beautiful scenery well marked trails. I come here each time I visit & thoroughly enjoy the area. Great location for families & some trails open to bikes & horses. It was a bit unnerving to learn that this time of year hunters are also welcome. Well worth the time to stroll or hike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike the day away! Start out early! There are many ways to get to a trail head, one of my faves is fro the 'hair pin turn'. Be prepared for a strenuous hike up, and some bouldering. If you can persevere, the reward at the top outcropping is a view all the way to the NYC skyline in the vague... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the small trail called Millbrook Ridge. We stop by at visitor center to get some info first and then drive 5 mins to another parking lot to pay the entrance fee $12 per person and walk up to the trails. On the way go, we walk on the main Trapps road first then make a left turn to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is easily one of the best places for so many things. It has some of the best traditional rock climbing in the world. Great hiking trails with various levels of difficulty. The preserve is very well maintained and the staff are fantastic!

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are plenty of places to rock scramble but if you just want fresh air, exercise, beauty, distance, you've got miles and miles of rolling hills with reasonably good footing all the way.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you climb the Gunks or just eye the Hunks, you will have fun at the Trapps or exploring the many trails or stopping by the restaurant or Picnic lodge. Love the lice skaing in Victorian rink in winter,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hike on old minnewaska Road it's shorter to go to the tower if you take the path road will be more fun ! The red arrow on the rock are very clear!

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! The tower is on Mohonk Mountain House property, while neighbors with a shared history, Mohonk Preserve (non-profit nature preserve) and the Mohonk Mountain House (resort hotel) are two separate places. From Mohonk Preserve, you can continue your hike onto the grounds of the Mohonk Mountain House and into the Minnewaska State Park Preserve without any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome view on leaves, so many colours... Easy access to the preserve. Rude a car to see also other places near by.

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Autumn is a favorite time of year at Mohonk Preserve. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to hike. We happened to be there at the peak of fall, but I would love to experience all seasons---well....maybe not winter.... at this really beautiful spot. What's the deal about hunters & hikers being in the same spot at the same time---& hikers need to be ware. That was not not not cool. It is hard for... More 

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We love all the seasons here, too, even winter! Mohonk Preserve is not just a great place to hike, as New York's largest nonprofit nature preserve, we are responsible for protecting over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places. Deer hunting occurs on the Preserve as part of our... More 

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