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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Great walk-around

We only did the Lake Mineewaska loop trail - a 2 mile hike around the lake. Path was clearly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
melissa l
Plainview, New York
via mobile
Ride to Minnewaska lake

One of the popular state preserve is Minnewaska state park. I have been to this place time and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only did the Lake Mineewaska loop trail - a 2 mile hike around the lake. Path was clearly marked. Kids (ages 4, 8, 10, 12) all has fun walking, climbing on rocks next to the path and finding the orange path markers on the...More

1  Thank melissa l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the popular state preserve is Minnewaska state park. I have been to this place time and again.Around 30 min drive and once we parked the car started walking following the trail mark to get a closer view of the lake.The shortest distance apart...More

Thank dollbose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trails and veiws are amazing. Wished we had more time to visit. The hiking trails looked great. Going to stay longer on our next visit.

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled just outside the town of New Paltz and neighbor to overpriced Mohonk Mountain, is this well-kept and well-travelled gem of a state park preserve. I have experience in only a few trails (Blueberry Run, Awosting, Gertrudes) but all are well marked and cut. Difficulty...More

2  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Most people don't know this is so close to NY what a fantastic place to visit for a day trip and the watrfall is a must.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Having driven ever higher up into the local mountains, we were amply rewarded. Minnewaska features a glorious lake, which we enjoyed on a perfect-weather day. A two-mile path leads around the water, offering a variety of spectacular vistas plus some quieter, more forested areas. This...More

2  Thank marianc95
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Paid $10 to park our vehicle. Directions to trailhead were not clear, but thankfully, we found it. It was a short, easy hike to the falls on a 90some degree day but it was well-worn the hassle! Awosting Falls was beautiful and refreshing. We dipped...More

1  Thank MdKal
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We live 90 minutes away and we've probably been to this park 40+ times. It's a truly spectacular place. Mainstays of the main eastern area of the park are 1) Lake Minnewaska (views, easy hiking), 2) Awosting Falls (views, and you can get right up...More

9  Thank laurenceb284
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This reserve has great sceneries along the trails. Hikers can pick easy to moderate as wish to accomplish their tasks. There is no limit to any age or physical ability. The only requirement is knowing how to read the trail maps and stay on the...More

Thank Gl0betr0tter_NYC
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Came here after a visit to New Paltz. A quick drive past the hairpin turn and found parking at the NP overlook on left. Great view. Walked over to the trailhead and headed up to Gerties nose. Beautiful hike. Loved seeing all the vultures catching...More

1  Thank muddyrts
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Michelle P
17 July 2017|
Response from Gl0betr0tter_NYC | Reviewed this property |
The uphill road is in a moderate grade, not steep. You can drive with ease.
16 July 2017|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
You can also take trailways bus service but you would still have to get to Minnewaska and a taxi might be a little expensive. You should probably rent a car or better yet go with a group/someone with who has a car. It is a... More
9 December 2016|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
Trails are not normally cleared except sometimes for cross country skiing where they will be groomed. Otherwise snow conditions indicate whether you can use your snow shoes or snow boots -- bring both is the best advice... More