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Mohonk Preserve

3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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Great area for hiking

We hiked the area-and it was fantastic. Nice trails, well kept. We went to Lake Minnewaska and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nashua, New Hampshire
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Autumn Splendor

Thousands of acres. Beautiful fall foliage. Endless trails. Beautiful views. Stunning views of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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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 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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Travellers talk about
“rock climbing” (31 reviews)
“split rock” (14 reviews)
“lemon squeeze” (23 reviews)
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3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hiked the area-and it was fantastic. Nice trails, well kept. We went to Lake Minnewaska and the falls. It was really a nice way to spend the morning. We had gone to hike at Mohonk Mountain House and they wanted to charge us $27...More

Thank SCroteau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thousands of acres. Beautiful fall foliage. Endless trails. Beautiful views. Stunning views of lake Mohonk. Lake up your hiking boots, grab your water bottle and go.

Thank CWald28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such awesome day trip to go and hike. The town hosts a great selection of beer, food and awesome times. Don't be scared New Paltz won't bite, more like a little slap and tickle ;)

Thank Joshua A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Shawangunk Ridge is spectacular. Mohonk Preserve is New York States largest member and visitor supported nature preserve. Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center for maps, suggested hikes, with ideas from friendly staff.

Thank nyprof2001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mohonk preserve is an awesome place. Well maintained with great hikes and gorgeous views. However, if you are NOT a climber you may find that what the Mohonk Preserve offers is not as good as other destinations. For example, if you are not a...More

5  Thank 967ModernArt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many outdoor activities in this area. This is by far my favorite because you need nothing but your feet. I have hiked here numerous times and at different intensities. If you plan on driving there, get there early. It's super popular and...More

1  Thank Gilbert M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Everyone should visit Mohonk at least once in their life! We prefer to do it at least once a year. This place is our favorite and a sanctuary of peace and restorative tranquillity. It is not cheap, but most can afford to be a day...More

4  Thank 2touristsBangor_PA
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our family parked at the Visitors Center to get a map, pay our $15 fee for a wrist band (supports the preserve), and opted for an 8.2 mile (round trip) hike from the center to Sky Top Tower. The scenery and lake around Mohonk Mountain...More

4  Thank MonarchMomof2
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for hikes! For all levels! Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze were so much fun! Awesome pictures! Dinner was perfect with an amazing sunset! Very romantic for couples! Will for sure come back for more hikes and maybe for a stay in the house!

Thank kikamisumi
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Second visit to the preserve with my family. Our visit was greatly improved by first stopping at the visitor center. Told the volunteer, Roland, what we were looking for and he planned a perfect day for us. Mohonk has hiking, biking and technical rock climbing....More

2  Thank scot f
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Mary C
15 September 2017|
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Response from SayHpd | Reviewed this property |
My review is about the Mohonk Preserve and not the hotel. Yes the hotel is extremely expensive. A good value can be had by staying at the Minnewaska Lodge which is close to the Preserve. You can access the amenities of the... More
Marcia O
20 February 2017|
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Response from MohonkPreserve | Property representative |
Hi Marcia - Yes, we have a paved, handicap-accessible sensory trail behind our Visitor Center and several of our carriage roads have level sections.Our Visitor Center attendant can provide additional recommendations for your... More
16 November 2016|
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Response from Bertsy K | Reviewed this property |
It is fairly tight--but it's not so much a matter of fitting as it is maneuvering out. if you're hesitant have a companion go first to give you a hand.