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“World class”
Review of Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in New Paltz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Hurley, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“World class”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Known for its world class climbing, the Mohonk Preserve is loved by locals for many reasons. The steep south facing side has the rock formations everyone knows, the more gradually sloping north side offers fantastic views of the Catskills. There are many carriage trails and you don't have to rock scramble if you don't want to. The dwarf pitch pines at the top of the rocks are always beautiful.

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review, 23 February 2012
Thanks for the great review and glad to see that you are close by and can visit year round!
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Hudson River Valley, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a jewel!”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

This pristine land is such a gift. What makes it so? The trails, the streams, the cliffs for climbing all gives me a sense of peace and wonderment.

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Pawling, NY
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awsome Hiking”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The rock scramble is great if you don't have young kids with you.  

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review, 1 February 2012
Thanks for the great review. While it is true some of our rock scrambles are not suitable for children, there's usually an alternate trail, as is the case with our popular route to Bonticou Crag.

We're glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Beacon, New York
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Beatiful setting”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Nice grounds, very old decor, great walking trails, beautiful views.

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new york
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“I have walked all of the trails on the preserve. It is extrel=mely well kempt.”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

There are a variety of paths, both carriage roads, rock scrambles and smaller tree rooted paths, offering many options for walkers or runners.

Visited February 2011
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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review, 1 February 2012
Thanks for the great review. Our Stewardship staff does an awesome job of maintaining over 7,000 acres of forest, fields and streams!
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