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.

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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.

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Sign up today for Rock The Ridge on May 6, 2017! Accept the challenge and traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running, or any combination thereof.

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Create Your Legacy

Join the Legacy Society and support Mohonk Preserve with your estate plans.

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For over three decades, Mohonk Preserve has been providing innovative education programs that have served more than 40 area schools and gotten over 100,000 children into nature.

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Get Into Nature

Jan 5, 2017 -

Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve

Thursdays from January 5th through March 16th, 10am weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be... View Event »
Feb 2, 2017 -

The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) Lecture Series

7pm February 2-23.  Free. The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and... View Event »
Apr 8, 2017 -

Rock and Snow "Bridge 2 Bridge" Run

Saturday, April 8th, 9am. The annual Rock and Snow "Bridge 2 Bridge" Five Mile Run will be hosted by the Shawangunk Runners and all the proceeds will benefit Mohonk Preserve.The course offers a rare... View Event »
May 6, 2017 -

Rock The Ridge

Saturday, May 6th, 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... View Event »

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