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

Jun 6, 2017 -

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 »
Jun 7, 2017 -

Tango at the Pavilion

Wednesdays June, July, August, and September. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Come for an hour-long lesson from 6pm-7pm and stay for open dance from 7pm-... View Event »
Sep 24, 2017 -

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge

Sunday, September 24, 9am.The Pfalz Point Trail Challenge is a 10-mile benefit run to raise money for Mohonk Preserve, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge... View Event »
Sep 24, 2017 -

Open Studio: Hawk Week with Youth Nature Ambassadors

Sunday, September 24th, 10am-2pm. Stop by the Visitor Center and visit the Mohonk Preserve Youth Nature Ambassadors. These teen volunteers will be hosting a table filled with information and hands on... View Event »

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