Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve


in the majestic Shawangunk Mountains. Visit for a day - be inspired for a lifetime. The Preserve is your perfect destination for recreation, reflection, and restoration. The Visitor Center is open daily 9am-5pm and the land from sunrise to sunset.

Photo by Renee Zernitsky


Get up close to a bird of prey or hike the whole ridge. Our exciting programs and events offer something for everyone, supporting lifelong learning.

Photo by Jacob B. Reibel


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, Pinterest, YouTube, and Tumblr for updates on what's happening on the land, exclusive photos, and more. Share your adventures with #MohonkPreserve and explore your natural world—even when you can't be on the Preserve.

Photo by Kate Schoonmaker


Sign up today for Rock The Ridge on April 30, 2016! Accept the challenge and traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running, or any combination thereof.

Photo by John Hayes


Get Into Nature

Apr 19, 2015 -

Robert Lobe's "Field Studies" Exhibition

Sunday, April 19 through Sunday, October 18. In love with the natural environment since childhood, sculptor Robert Lobe confesses to being fascinated by working in the woods: “Perhaps it reminds me... View Event »
Jun 2, 2015 -

Evening Yoga at the Pavilion

Tuesdays in June, July, August, and September,  6:00pm-7:15pm.  With Jacqui Nash of The Yoga House.  Breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views. Join Jacqui as you unwind... View Event »
Oct 16, 2015 -

Screening of "Meru" at Rosendale Theatre

Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m. at Rosendale Theatre. Mohonk Preserve is teaming  with Rosendale Theatre to present two screenings of the award-winning climbing film, "Meru,"... View Event »
Oct 18, 2015 -

Tango at the Pavilion

Sunday, October 18th, 4:30pm-6:30pm.  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... View Event »

In the News

All-terrain wheelchair expands access at Mohonk Preserve

By Gretchen Reed Read more »

Patagonia, preserve rangers train for vertical rescue

by Gretchen ReedPoughkeepsie Journal Read more »

Extreme Climbers Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin Interviewed at Mohonk Preserve by ABC News Nightline

Extreme Climbers Brave Sub-Zero Conditions to Reach Mount Meru. Read more »

All-terrain wheelchair expands access at Mohonk Preserve

New Paltz Times Read more »