Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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July 26, 2014

We’re sorry, but the My Valley Hike to Bonticou Crag has filled to capacity. Please call 845-255-0919 to add your name to the wait list or contact list for future events.

Saturday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Join Poughkeepsie Journal and Mohonk Preserve staff for a hike to the summit of Bonticou Crag, a popular, stark-white rock formation in the northern Preserve, rising nearly 1,200 feet above sea level. On a clear day you will enjoy stunning views of the valley below, and the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Highlands in the distance. The hike will be led by Preserve Volunteer Educator Ray Haberski and Preserve Visitor Services Coordinator Jon Ross. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate to strenuous, 3-mile hike, with an optional rock scramble. Space is limited; reservations are required. This is a free program.

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July 26, 2014

Saturday, 11am-2pm. Sponsored by Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Do you want to make a difference and connect with nature in the process? Join us at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and learn about the Preserve’s many volunteer opportunities including Back Country Patrol, Bike Patrol, Education, Phenology, Photography, Trailkeeping, and more. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to volunteers@mohonkpreserve.org or call 845-255-0919 ext. 1269. This is a free program.

July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26th, and Sunday, July 27th, 1pm (weather permitting). This interpretive program will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, April through October (weather permitting). No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. This program will last approximately 20 minutes, involves a gentle stroll, and will be led by a Mohonk Preserve Ranger who is an experienced rock climber. This is a free program but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or pay a day use fee to access the land. Children 12 and under are free. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

July 29, 2014

Tuesdays in June, July, August, and September, 6-7:15pm. Sponsored by Ulster Savings and Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc.  Breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views. Join Jacqui Nash, of The Yoga House, as you unwind from your day and reconnect with yourself in this beautiful outdoor setting. The series will focus on Vinyasa Yoga for beginner and intermediate students. Sign up for individual classes, any 9 classes, or the full series. Bring your own mat and water. Rain or Shine. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set-up, so the class can start promptly at 6pm. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and program location. Space is limited, register early. The fee per person: Mohonk Preserve members $140 for the series (18 classes), $75 for any 9 classes, or $10 per class for; non-members $180 series (18 classes), $95 for any 9 classes, or $12 per class. Payment is required at the time of registration. A cancellation made 7 or more days prior to a program will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. Cancellations within 7 days of a program are not eligible for a refund. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel or continue programs in inclement weather. If a program is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

August 22, 2014

Friday, 10am-12noon. Join Natasha Piatrunia, Mohonk Preserve Volunteer, and explore the fields and a replica of a Lenape Longhouse. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children ages 2 to 6 are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.  This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Reservations are required. Call 845-255-0919 to reserve a spot. There is a 15 parent limit. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. The fee per person: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee. Children 12 and under are free.

August 24, 2014

Sunday, 10am-12noon. Sponsored by Ulster Savings and Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc. Join Andrew Bajardi, Mohonk Preserve Ranger, and bring your favorite furry friend along for a romp through the fields and forests! All well-behaved dogs on short leashes welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your pet. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate, 4-mile hike. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. This is a free program.

September 2, 2014 to September 7, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, through Sunday, September 7th, 10am-4pm. As part of the ongoing campaign to make Ulster the healthiest county in New York, Mohonk Preserve is offering a free, one-month membership for residents of Ulster County. Visitors with proof of Ulster County residency may obtain their passes at the Preserve Visitor Center from 10am to 4pm from Tuesday, September 2nd, through Sunday, September 7th, and at the Spring Farm Trailhead from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th. The membership passes will be good through October 2, 2014. Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf.

September 12, 2014

Friday, 8:30-10:30pm. (Raindates: 9/13, 9/19, 9/26.) Sponsored by Ulster Savings and Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc. Join Raj Pandya, Director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium at SUNY New Paltz for an evening of stargazing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Enjoy the magnificent view at the Slingerland Pavilion as you admire the constellations.  Ages 5 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required.  Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. Space is limited, register early.  Remember to bring layers and a blanket or towel to lie on to view the constellations. This is a free program.

September 14, 2014

Sunday, 10am-12noon. Sponsored by Ulster Savings and Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc. Join Andrew Bajardi, Mohonk Preserve Ranger, and bring your favorite furry friend along for a romp through the fields and forests! All well-behaved dogs on short leashes welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your pet. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate, 4-mile hike. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. This is a free program.

September 19, 2014

Friday, 10am-12noon. Join Natasha Piatrunia,Mohonk Preserve Volunteer, and experience different forest habitats. You may see Monarch butterflies flying south in the fields along the way. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children ages 2 to 6 are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Reservations are required. Call 845-255-0919 to reserve a spot. There is a 15 parent limit. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. The fee per person: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee. Children 12 and under are free.

September 21, 2014

Sunday, 10am-2pm. Sponsored by Ulster Savings and Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc. Make art atop a dramatic rocky summit with stunning views in multiple directions. Join artist/mountaineer Gregory Frux, veteran of six artist residences in national parks and ship artist on two polar cruises and draw the cliffs, crevices, forest, and magnificent views.  All skill levels welcome, beginners to expert. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 4.5-mile round trip hike. Reservations are required.  Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. There is a 15 person limit. Bring your favorite portable art supplies, bug repellent, a visored hat, lunch/snacks, water, and something to sit on (a barrier to bugs and damp at minimum). This is a free program.

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