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Mohonk Preserve

3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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A Victorian Wonder of Natural Beauty & Elegance!

Everyone should visit Mohonk at least once in their life! We prefer to do it at least once a year... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bangor, PA
Beautiful Place to Visit

Our family parked at the Visitors Center to get a map, pay our $15 fee for a wrist band (supports... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Newark, DE
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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 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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock climbing” (30 reviews)
“split rock” (14 reviews)
“lemon squeeze” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone should visit Mohonk at least once in their life! We prefer to do it at least once a year. This place is our favorite and a sanctuary of peace and restorative tranquillity. It is not cheap, but most can afford to be a day...More

1  Thank 2touristsBangor_PA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family parked at the Visitors Center to get a map, pay our $15 fee for a wrist band (supports the preserve), and opted for an 8.2 mile (round trip) hike from the center to Sky Top Tower. The scenery and lake around Mohonk Mountain...More

Thank MonarchMomof2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for hikes! For all levels! Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze were so much fun! Awesome pictures! Dinner was perfect with an amazing sunset! Very romantic for couples! Will for sure come back for more hikes and maybe for a stay in the house!

Thank kikamisumi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit to the preserve with my family. Our visit was greatly improved by first stopping at the visitor center. Told the volunteer, Roland, what we were looking for and he planned a perfect day for us. Mohonk has hiking, biking and technical rock climbing....More

Thank scot f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to spend the day. Mohonk Nature Preserve has more trails than you can cover in a day. I particularly like the carriage ways for riding my bike in the summer because most of them are in the shade. There are beautiful...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast here today. The trails are so well kept. Not a piece of litter to be found. There are great spots to hang out. Our dogs loved it. There was a wonderful visitors center and maps/signage were clear and easy to follow....More

Thank maddyzanetti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third visit to split rock and it has encouraged us to obtain a yearly membership. The environment is beyond beautiful, it is entrancing, You will shed your stress within minutes and the "regulars" at split rock are very friendly, welcoming, warm people....More

1  Thank tinybutmighty56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it's a wonderful place to watch sunset you need about one and half hour from the beginning sunset to dark sky with full with stars after 35 minutes of sunset you cam already see the big dipper

Thank marty344
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is truly exquisite but you certainly pay a hefty price for beauty. The hike was not difficult and the view from the top of the fire tower was truly a sight to behold. We managed to find the magnificent gardens....well worth the search

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Mohonk Preserve to swim. There's a waterfall and the water goes down between two small cliffs, hence the name Split rock, into a shallow pond. It is surrounded by trees and looks very picturesque. There are a number of large, flat...More

1  Thank leprof2015
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Marcia O
21 February 2017|
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Response from MohonkPreserve | Property representative |
Hi Marcia - Yes, we have a paved, handicap-accessible sensory trail behind our Visitor Center and several of our carriage roads have level sections.Our Visitor Center attendant can provide additional recommendations for your... More
16 November 2016|
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Response from Bertsy K | Reviewed this property |
It is fairly tight--but it's not so much a matter of fitting as it is maneuvering out. if you're hesitant have a companion go first to give you a hand.
Jing H
6 November 2016|
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Response from kars10 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the trail, and what you consider "the top". I would allow 3 hours for the whole hike, but we've spent the whole day there as well.