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 John Hayes


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 Renee Zernitsky


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.

Photo by John Aylward


Eat! Drink! Bid! And help the Preserve fulfill its mission of environmental protection, nature education, scientific research, and recreational enjoyment of the land. Join us on June 10, 2017 for an evening of fun, food, and fabulous NEW things to bid on at the Mohonk Mountain House Ice Skating Pavilion. Buy your tickets today!


Photo by Michael Dimen


Conservation Science researchers actively monitor the changing ecology of the Shawangunks and are using this information to sustain this important ecosystem. Ongoing bird and vegetation surveys have documented changing wildlife populations and changes in the habitats on which they depend.

Photo by Christy Belardo


Get Into Nature

Apr 1, 2017 -

A Taste of Rock The Ridge

Saturday, April 1, 10am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified leg of the course starting and ending at the Spring Farm Trailhead. We'll split into hiking and running groups... View Event »
Apr 8, 2017 -

Early Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, April 8th, 7am-9am. Join Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science staff on an early morning bird walk. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Bring binoculars if you own a pair (a few... 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 »
Apr 14, 2017 -

Stargazing at Spring Farm

Friday, April 14th, 9pm-11pm. (Raindate: April 15th). Join Raj Pandya, Director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium at SUNY New Paltz, for an evening of stargazing.  Enjoy the magnificent view at the... View Event »

In the News

Do You Have What it Takes to Rock the Ridge?

By Jane Anderson  Read more »

Signs of spring happening in nature now

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Trapps Bridge replacement project underway at Mohonk Preserve

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Porcupines in our region: Winter lecture series at SUNY New Paltz continues

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