Programs & Events

Access For All

Mohonk Preserve is committed to inclusive programming wherever possible. Special seating requests are often possible for lecture-style presentations and many public programs may be ASL-interpreted (American Sign Language) if requested a minimum of 10 business days in advance. For additional information and/or to place a request contact aharrod@mohonkpreserve.org or call (845)255-0919 ext.1239. ASL-interpretation is not available for the Weekend Adult Hikes and Bob Babb Wednesday Walks.

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Rock and Snow, 44 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561

    Mohonk Preserve Table from 3 pm to 8 pm
    Refreshments from Hokkaido Restaurant will be served starting at 6pm

    Enjoy holiday shopping and a Mohonk Preserve discount and free raffle prizes at Rock & Snow! For over 40 years, Rock & Snow has been home to the newest and most innovative gear and clothing related to climbing and outdoor recreation. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are always happy to offer advice on gear and everything the local community has to offer, and their newly opened consignment Annex has great deals on slightly-used outdoor gear.
    Rock & Snow is a longtime champion of Mohonk Preserve, supporting our preservation and conservation efforts as a Business Member, Rock & Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Run Sponsor, and by donating a percentage of sales proceeds to the Preserve!

    Discounts:
    Store-wide (except closeout items, rentals, and ski work)
    20% off for Preserve members
    25% off for Preserve staff & volunteers
    This event is free, raffle and discounts are only available for current Mohonk Preserve members. New memberships and membership renewals will be available on-site during Mohonk Preserve Tabling times.

  • AT THE NEW JERSEY ROCK GYM, FAIRFIELD, NJ
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 6PM

    Mohonk Preserve is partnering with Time to Climb to sponsor a REEL ROCK 13 film screening at the New Jersey Rock Gym in Fairfield NJ! REEL ROCK 13 delivers jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor in a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films. From Olympic training centers to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, explore the cutting edge of climbing with four new films. Featuring Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and many more. Featured Films: Queen Maud Land, The Valley of the Moon, Up to Speed and Age of Ondra.

  • Open Studio with Youth Nature Ambassadors
    Open Studio with Youth Nature Ambassadors

    Thursday, December 27th, 10am-1pm.

    Join the Mohonk Preserve Youth Nature Ambassadors for some cozy crafts and mellow nature activities. No registration required. This is a free program.

    Photo by Karen Maloy Brady

  • Talk to the Animals
    Talk to the Animals

    Friday, December 28th, 10am-11:30am.

    Break-up Winter Break with a visit to the Mohonk Preserve! Join Anna Harrod, Mohonk Preserve Educator and meet the residents of the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center, including Spot and Tripod, the resident turtles, and visiting pond creatures! Learn about how we care for them here in their snug home at the Visitor Center and how their family members live out on the Preserve, then make a collage portrait of your favorite creature to take home. Families welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. No registration required. This is a free program.

  • Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve
    Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve

    10am every Thursday in January, starting January 3rd and ending March 14th, weather permitting.

    While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity every Thursday morning at 10am, weather permitting. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. The Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call (845-255-0919) after 9am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program.

    Photo by Kim Tischler

  • Sunday, January 13th, 10-11:30am.

    Kathy Ambrosini, Mohonk Preserve Director of Education, shows kids and their adult companions who’s flying around in the winter woods! Learn how different birds have adapted to survive the winter, how to use your binoculars, and how to use field marks and flight patterns to identify birds. Binoculars will be provided or you may bring your own. Children ages 5 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program with brief outdoor activity if weather permits. Reservations are required as space is limited. Click the title to register. This is a free program.

    Photo by Jeffrey D. Haines

  • Open Studio with Youth Nature Ambassadors
    Open Studio with Youth Nature Ambassadors

    Monday, January 21st, 10am-12pm

    Join the Mohonk Preserve Youth Nature Ambassadors for some cozy crafts and mellow nature activities. No registration required. This is a free program.

    Photo by Karen Maloy Brady

  • Saturday, May 4th, 6am.

    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.”

    For more information, use the link above.

    Photo: John Aylward

Banner Photo by Susan Lehrer