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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...more
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3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The preserve is the property, not the hotel. To visit the hotel grounds you’ll need to purchase a $25 day pass. Wait for Community Day. The preserve views are magnificent, you’ll see both the Shawangunks and the Catskills. Easy paths to hike. Dog friendly. If...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 227millbrook
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Stopped by for Community Day. We enjoyed the holiday decorations and gingerbread houses that were on display. Cookies and tea rounded the lovely event that brings old time holiday memories.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gloria D
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Very friendly people/staff and an outstanding Rnager staff to help guide you. Do stop in the Visitor Center to see the topographic map to see the cliffs, it really gives one a better idea of the landscape.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

If you plan on hiking in the preserve to the Mohonk Mountain House, be ware it’s a total of 8-9 miles hike back and forth. The Mountain House also does not welcome hikers who are not registered guests. The hotel staff will make sure you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 100christina
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The paths are calming and sweet. Would recommend if in the area. A little pricey and can be strenuous on the feet.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank _nataliegrady
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I was all ready at least four times in the past two years at mohonk preserve and I can tell you that I am thinking to go more it's so gorgeous the rocks the hiking and most of all is the sun set

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank marty344
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I can imagine what the park is like. I'm sure its beautiful. Drove almost four hours, got there around 10:30 AM and got told that the park was at capacity for the day and that they weren't giving out anymore passes for the rest of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank kittyhdh
Reviewed 20 October 2018

There is so much to do at Mohonk. So many outdoor activities & in such a beautiful setting. Also many indoor activities as well. It really is overwhelming & a must see especially if you are a New York State resident.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A B
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Note - it's private, not a state park, and you'll pay as much as $27 per adult in peak season to park & hike. It was worth it for us, amazing views, challenging rocky climbs along the Southern face (easier if you go North) -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdvancedCake
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were unable to hike due to lack of time but the short drive we took up there and the walk to a beautiful waterfall was worth it in the lovely Fall weather. We would love to return and be able to explore this are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kathleen B
20 October 2018|
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Response from Ed S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathleen, Yes you can park at the Mohonk Preserve Center where you can gain access after obtain a Property Pass. Also the location is a exhibit center to learn more about this wonder property that is very historical... More
11 October 2018|
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Response from Brett G | Reviewed this property |
The ride up the mountain isn't great in the summer, so if you don't drive in winter, don't do it.
28 September 2018|
Response from 627oliveri | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in most areas