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!

Photo by John Aylward


Get Into Nature

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 our Shawangunk birds. Meet the Mohonk Preserve Youth... View Event »
Jan 4, 2018 -

Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve

Thursdays from January 4th through March 15th, 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 »
Jan 7, 2018 -

Winter Wings: Birding for Children

Sunday, January 10th, 10-11:30am. Kathy Ambrosini, Mohonk Preserve Director of Education, shows kids and their adult companions who’s flying around in the winter woods! Learn how different birds have... View Event »

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