Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016

October 1st through October 30th. Artist Thomas Sarrantonio will be showing works created on the Mohonk Preserve Foothills at Unison Arts Center with an opening reception on Sunday, October 2 from 4 to 6 pm.

A percentage of sales will be donated to Mohonk Preserve to be used for Environmental Education programming, with a focus on underserved children, and build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum for all students across the Hudson Valley.


October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7th, 10am-12pm. Experience different forest habitats. We may look for Monarch butterflies flying south in the field along the way. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home; jogging strollers are not appropriate for children ages 2-6. Little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. 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 on day of program.  Children 12 and under are free.  REGISTER HERE.

October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6pm. Mohonk Preserve will host a FREE Climbers Reception at our Visitor Center. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. This year we are honored to present an evening with Silas Rossi, IFMGA mountain guide and owner of guiding operation Alpine Logic.

Silas Rossi Presents: "Calling the Shots and Making Them Count: Sustainability in the Mountains"

This entertaining and thought-provoking presentation will leave viewers rethinking how they look at adventure, risk taking, decision making and personal growth.

  • Get an inside look into the life of an international mountain guide, complete with nail biting stories and professional-grade photographs from peaks and climbs from around the globe.
  • Gain a new perspective on risk-taking, and how to quantify decision making to maximize the balance between safety and adventure.
  • This presentation is an opportunity to explore your own equilibrium between work, relationships, and following their own path.
  • Learn a new way to communicate with others about what is most important to you, and how to take one mountain guide’s story and apply it to you own life and business.

Patagonia has generously donated several items which will be raffled off. Raffle tickets will be available at the door. Main Street Bistro will offer complimentary refreshments. Beer is provided by Pull Brewing Co. and Arrowood Farms. The American Alpine Club, Gunks Climbers' Coalition and Gunks Apps will also be represented. Raffle is sponsored by Patagonia Meatpacking.

The 18th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival will take place on Saturday evening, October 8, 2016 at the Studley Theater on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Click here to view the program. Also, over that Columbus Day weekend, several of the authorized guide services operating at Mohonk Preserve will offer climbing clinics and workshops on a variety of topics. You can register at the Rock and Snow website.


October 8, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 10am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified  leg of the course starting and ending at the Spring Farm Trailhead. We'll split into hiking and running groups, accommodate paces from slow to moderate, and offer distance options from 6 to 18 miles. Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participants. No fee but registration required. Register here.

October 8, 2016

Sunday, October 9th, 3pm-8pm. Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz and dance the Tango while looking out over the Catskills and the beautiful colors of fall. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. There is a suggested donation of $5.


October 9, 2016

Sunday, October 2nd, 10am-12pm. Join Chris Roddick, Arborist and Foreman of Gardens and Grounds at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, on a walk through the forest habitat on the Preserve. Learn how trees grow, react, adapt and connect in the forest. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 1-2 mile hike. Space is limited; Registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

November 6, 2016

Sunday, November 6th, 10am-12noon. Led by Andrew Bajardi, Mohonk Preserve Chief Ranger. Bring your favorite furry friend along today for a romp through the forest! All well-behaved dogs on short leashes welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your pet. Children 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 Binnewater Kiln parking lot in Rosendale. This is a free program.

November 11, 2016

Friday, November 11th, 7:30pm-9pm (raindate November 12th). This program will be led by Dr. Glenn A. Proudfoot, Visiting Scholar at Vassar College and Mohonk Preserve Research Associate. For nearly 40 years Glenn has been studying birds of prey. His current research explores migratory pathways of the Northern Saw-whet Owl. With luck, participants will experience being up close and personal with these silent visitors. The program will include a presentation on Saw-whet Owl identification, behavior and life history and, observation of a bird banding station in action, weather permitting. Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program with a possible short outdoor component. Space is limited. Reservations are required. The fee per person is $10 and is required at the time of registration. Half of the proceeds from this program will be donated to support and continue Glenn Proudfoot’s research on Northern Saw-whet Owls. REGISTER HERE.

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