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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Lower crowds on a cloudy day

We borrowed an Empire Pass from our library for the weekend. We would not have paid ten dollars to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
karemore
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Hudson Valley NY
Such amazing view

Beautiful falls.The lake is quite deep.The trail is easy to walk,like 30 minutes a round trip.The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yinan L
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Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“awosting falls” (30 reviews)
“great hiking” (20 reviews)
“carriage roads” (19 reviews)
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LOCATION
5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
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+1 845-255-0752
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"awosting falls"
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"great hiking"
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"carriage roads"
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"hiking trails"
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"hudson valley"
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"swimming area"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 10 reviews
"day trip"
in 15 reviews
"new york"
in 16 reviews
"fall foliage"
in 8 reviews
"cross country skiing"
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"in season"
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"picnic tables"
in 10 reviews
"mile hike"
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"arrive early"
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"an easy walk"
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"life guards"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We borrowed an Empire Pass from our library for the weekend. We would not have paid ten dollars to park on such a cloudy day, but were willing to risk getting rained on since we had the pass. It was wonderful to be able to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful falls.The lake is quite deep.The trail is easy to walk,like 30 minutes a round trip.The creek is quiet.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk around the lake is an easy stroll for young kids and old alike. Beautiful in all seasons. Parking can run out on the summer/fall weekends

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$10/CAR entrance fee. Once you pay, there is no help around that we could find. You have to ask for a map and then the map is very difficult to read. At the minimum, there should be a color coded board that you could refer...More

3  Thank DCNC
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a park to do a quick hike on the way down from a wedding in Lake George, NY. We didn’t want to do anything lengthy, just an easy hike up to 2 hrs. Well this place was perfect! There are a...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a beautiful pristine park that has something for everyone. I highly recommend everyone pack a picnic and explore for the day! I would bring or wear footwear that you can cool off in the clear crisp streams that are bubbling through the trails.

3  Thank jeanranni
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We visited Awosting Falls, and then walked up to Minnewaska Lake, over to Kempton Ledge, back on the east side of the lake, and then back down to the lower parking lot. The trails are very wide (they call the "carriage trails"), and easy to...More

1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

what else do you need to know; Minnewaska is gorgeous; historic; great for kids or couples, or solo hikes.

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is the one the most beautiful preserves I have ever been to. There are so many beautiful books and crannies I can even describe. A breathtaking trail is to the waterfalls. The waterfall trail is pretty short down to the bottom. You can push...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Lots of options for hiking. Day trips, weekenders, short runs. Bring your own map, handouts are lame.

Thank Ken A
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travelingbeats
14 August 2018|
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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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Solomon S
20 July 2018|
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Response from Kennethcolesiny | Reviewed this property |
never saw one
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Solomon S
18 July 2018|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a real expert on this park, but I can provide some answers to your questions, maybe others could provide more info too. With a stroller and small children, you should be able to get to the Awosting falls without too... More
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