Get Into Nature
Saturday, December 5, 10am. Join our race organizers and Rock The Ridge Ambassadors as they take you on a tour of the course, starting and ending at the West Trapps Trailhead. All ability levels welcome! Hikers will experience a 10-mile round-trip adventure, and runners can choose from 6, 12, or 18 mile courses. Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Participation (including parking) is free, but space is limited. Please register here.
Sunday, December 6th, 9:00AM - 2:00PM. Get great holiday deals on premium outdoor gear at Thruway Sporting Goods’ newly-renovated, 30,000 sq ft family-owned store. Enjoy exclusive member discounts, raffle prizes and a Mohonk Preserve membership presentation. Renew your existing membership or become a member at this event and you’ll receive a free gift from Thruway Sporting Goods. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free, raffle and discounts are only available for Mohonk Preserve members.
Thruway Sporting Goods is located at 78 Oak St., Walden, NY 12586.
Sunday, December 6th, 1:30-3:00pm. With Paul Huth, Mohonk Preserve Director of Research Emeritus. Drawing from his nearly 40 years of experience working with the collections at the Daniel Smiley Research Center, Paul will take you on a journey through the historic and diverse collections, discussing their value to science, public outreach, and land management at the Mohonk Preserve. Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. Reservations are required. REGISTER HERE.
Sunday, December 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Bring the whole family and take advantage of this opportunity to meet some fascinating reptiles including a safe, but close look at a Northern Copperhead, an alligator and a python! Mark Perpetua, biology teacher and naturalist, will share live animals which include some of the snakes and turtles that may be found here in the area as well as a few from further away. Reservations are required. The fee per person is $10 and is required at the time of registration. Children 12 and under are free. This program is wheelchair accessible and will include ASL interpretation. REGISTER HERE.
Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve, a vast, nonprofit nature preserve situated in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. The goal is to traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, hiking, or running. The course winds along carriage roads and paths through the forests and over the ridgelines of the Preserve, lands which The Nature Conservancy has described as “one of Earth's last great places.”