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 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


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


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 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 for a $50 registration discount.

Photo by John Aylward


Get Into Nature

Oct 19, 2017 -

Northern Saw-whet Owls: Mohonk’s Silent Visitor

Thursday, October 19th, 7:30pm-9pm. 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... View Event »
Oct 31, 2017 -

Children’s Program: Kaleidoscope of Colors

Tuesday, October 31st (Halloween!), 10am-11am. Join Mohonk Preserve Educator Christy Belardo and explore the autumn season! Look for colors of fall and other animal signs. This program includes a... View Event »
Nov 5, 2017 -

Millbrook Ridge Loop

Sunday, November 5th, 9:30am. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a moderate 6-7 mile hike led by Mohonk Preserve volunteer Artie Raphael . For ages 18 and up.  This is a free program... View Event »
Nov 5, 2017 -

Dog Days of Autumn Hike

Sunday, November 5th, 10am-12noon. Join Andrew Bajardi, Mohonk Preserve Chief Ranger and bring your favorite furry friend along today for a romp through the Northern Preserve! All well-behaved dogs... View Event »

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