Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz

4.7
Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
The Mohonk Preserve is a nature preserve in the Shawangunk Ridge, 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City in Ulster County, New York. The preserve has over 8,000 acres (32 km2) of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams, with over 70 miles (110 km) of carriage roads and 40 miles (64 km) of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. It is also a major destination for rock climbers, hosting 50,000 climbers each year who enjoy more than 1,000 climbing routes.
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  • This is one of my favorite places to hike and explore within 90 miles of NYC (near New Platz, in Gardinier, NY). Don't mix up the private resort with the Preserve they are completely difference but.....  more »
  • This trail is recommended for all levels of physicality. The trail surface is primarily gravel but well kept. Most of the elevation encountered occurs from the point you reach Mohonk Lake to the...  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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