COME ENJOY NATURE'S BEAUTY...

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 Erich Markert

GET INTO NATURE

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 Tom Weiner

DID YOU KNOW?

Our nearly 400 volunteers perform a wide variety of services and have contribute over 13,000 hours of their energy and skills annually. You can volunteer weekly, or for just a few hours — the only requirement is a desire to learn and a willingness to contribute your time and talents to the Preserve. Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.

Photo by Jacob B. Reibel

MEMBER REWARDS

Our Member Rewards Program connects you directly to businesses that support the Preserve. Shop with the participating local merchants for discounts and special offers exclusively for Mohonk Preserve Members.

Photo by Michael Neil O'Donnell

ROCK THE RIDGE

Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser, but you don't have to be a marathon runner to take on this challenge! Whether you Rock The Ridge solo, with a team, or as a relay, you are in for an incredible time as you run, walk, or hike the course on the Preserve's network of historic carriage roads featuring magnificent views and spectacular scenery. Accept the challenge today!

Photo by John Aylward

Welcome

Get Into Nature

Nov 15, 2017 -

Reel Rock 12 Film Screening

Wednesday, November 15th, 7pm-10:30pm. Time to Climb presents Reel Rock 12 Film Screening at the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, NY! How far will you go to chase your passions? Reel Rock 12 is a... View Event »
Dec 10, 2017 -

Tour the Daniel Smiley Research Center

Sunday, December 10th, 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... View Event »
Dec 16, 2017 -

Owl Pellet Exploration

Saturday, December 16th, 10am-11am. Join Kim Tischler, Mohonk Preserve Educator, and learn all about owls while dissecting an owl pellet. This program is for ages 5-12. Space is limited and... View Event »
Dec 27, 2017 -

All About Birds

Wednesday, December 27th, and Thursday, December 28th, 1pm-3pm. Drop in at the Visitor Center and enjoy learning all about the intriguing lives of Shawangunk birds.our Meet the Mohonk Preserve Youth... View Event »

In the News

Great 'Gunks raptor migration a sight to see

by Gretchen ReedPoughkeepsie Journal Read more »

Support the Mohonk Preserve, a crucial community resource

Tim Rogers, MayorLetter to the Editor - New Paltz Times Read more »

10 Local Adventures for Thrill-Seekers

Hudson Valley Magazine Hike the Best   Read more »

Two critical trail bridges in Ulster County get new life

By John FerroPoughkeepsie Journal Read more »