Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz

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Mohonk Preserve is a non-profit nature preserve and an outdoor recreation destination in the Hudson Valley of New York. We safeguard and manage over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams and ponds, and other beautiful and environmentally important places through innovative programs in land protection and stewardship, conservation science, and environmental education. We also welcome 150,000 annual visitors who come to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, ski, and study and enjoy nature.

Visitor Center: Open daily 9-5 (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day); 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner NY (admission to exhibits and nature trail free)

Land open every day, dawn to dusk

Day pass fees: $12 for hikers; $17 for climbers and bikers; children 12 and under free with adult

Memberships: $55 annually, with add-ons for climbing and additional adults in same household; business and family packages available.
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  • We stayed at the Mohonk Mountain House and hiked up to the Lemon Squeeze on a gorgeous fall day. Our group ranged in age from low 40’s up to 61. Needless to say we took our time but chose the more cha...  more »
  • We went for our anniversary and had the couples massage. We took the tour of Mohonk House, very interesting history! And then had a small picnic on one of the many chairs over looking the lake.  more »
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  • We've been here several times and each time we are more charmed by this Victorian castle. The food, most of which is locally sourced, is excellent. They really try to accommodate their guests. The grounds are lovely with many interesting destinations to which to hike. The lake is stunning and indoor pool and spa/health club areas perfect.
  • Beautiful nature and fun rock scramble. You can walk around it , but I highly recommend wearing the appropriate footwear and scrambling up to the top. A couple challenging spots if there is traffic but not too challenging. Kat and I had fun and someone offered to take our photo! Next time I'm bringing the dog.

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