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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Simply splendid

Having driven ever higher up into the local mountains, we were amply rewarded. Minnewaska features... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Belmont, Massachusetts
Awosting Falls

Paid $10 to park our vehicle. Directions to trailhead were not clear, but thankfully, we found it... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven ever higher up into the local mountains, we were amply rewarded. Minnewaska features a glorious lake, which we enjoyed on a perfect-weather day. A two-mile path leads around the water, offering a variety of spectacular vistas plus some quieter, more forested areas. This...More

Thank marianc95
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Paid $10 to park our vehicle. Directions to trailhead were not clear, but thankfully, we found it. It was a short, easy hike to the falls on a 90some degree day but it was well-worn the hassle! Awosting Falls was beautiful and refreshing. We dipped...More

Thank MdKal
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We live 90 minutes away and we've probably been to this park 40+ times. It's a truly spectacular place. Mainstays of the main eastern area of the park are 1) Lake Minnewaska (views, easy hiking), 2) Awosting Falls (views, and you can get right up...More

4  Thank laurenceb284
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This reserve has great sceneries along the trails. Hikers can pick easy to moderate as wish to accomplish their tasks. There is no limit to any age or physical ability. The only requirement is knowing how to read the trail maps and stay on the...More

Thank Gl0betr0tter_NYC
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Came here after a visit to New Paltz. A quick drive past the hairpin turn and found parking at the NP overlook on left. Great view. Walked over to the trailhead and headed up to Gerties nose. Beautiful hike. Loved seeing all the vultures catching...More

Thank muddyrts
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This park is only 20 minutes from my house, and I am usually there at least once a week. Many trails to walk, and some with great views of either the Catskill Mountains, or the Hudson Valley.There are 2 Lakes there, both of which are...More

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We visited after a substantial snow but it was actually a warmer day. The trail to the waterfall and along the stream was beautiful. It was a bit icy but we managed. They opened the road up to the lake so we went up for...More

Thank djteach531
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We hiked the Peters Kill Trail at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve. We hiked only the 3 mile loop because it was icy and slippery and you had to negotiate the various paths and some steep hills. You access this trail behind the Park Office...More

Thank DogDay4
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This park offers cross-country skiing. That's an amazing feature on top of all the trails in winter time. Views around Minewaska Lake are beautiful and are worth the visit for sure. Great outdoor activity terrain for any time of the year!

Thank Michail Y
Reviewed 16 February 2017

this is a spectacular and unforgettable park. the ride to the entrance is peppered with astonishing views and unforgettable rock formations "dripping" with ice. WOW

Thank papadav911
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did you need snowshoes to hike the park in the winter? or were the trails cleared of most snow? thx
8 December 2016|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
Trails are not normally cleared except sometimes for cross country skiing where they will be groomed. Otherwise snow conditions indicate whether you can use your snow shoes or snow boots -- bring both is the best advice... More
Is there a Visitor's Center and picnic tables near the parking area?
13 October 2016|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
The park headquarters are at 5281 Route 44-55 Kerhonkson, NY 12446. Phone: (845) 255-0752 Picnic tables are located in several locations in the park, including near the parking areas.
Is there a fee to hike? If so, is it per person or per family?
11 October 2016|
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Response from kars10 | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to park, but not to hike. You can find some free parking off the beaten path if you feel adventurous, but I wouldn't advise it.