Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve


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 one hour after sunset.

photo by Michael Neil O'Donnell

Run for the Hills

Sign up today and get ready to Rock The Ridge in May! Rock The Ridge is named Best of the Hudson Valley New Adventure Race by Hudson Valley Magazine.

photo by John Hayes

Conservation for the Next Century

Today, the Preserve is preparing for the next 50 years and beyond.  Click here to learn more.

photo by Michael Neil O'Donnell

Mohonk Preserve Summer Camps

The Preserve's summer camps provide children ages 4-13 with opportunities to discover the outdoors in a fun and caring environment.

photo by Mary Leary

Get Into Nature

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 Celeste Brunell


Discover what you might see at Mohonk Preserve today. Check out the Preserve's scientific data on our Interactive Almanac, created in collaboration with IBM.

photo by David Johnson


Get Into Nature

Apr 26, 2014 -

How Did the Rope Get Up There? History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing

Saturday, April 26th, and Sunday, April 27th, 1pm (weather permitting). This interpretive program will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, April through October (weather permitting). No... View Event »
May 5, 2014 -

Healthy Ulster Spring at Mohonk Preserve

Monday, May 5th, through Sunday, May 11th, 10am-4pm. As part of the ongoing campaign to make Ulster the healthiest county in New York, Mohonk Preserve is offering a free, one-month membership for... View Event »
May 16, 2014 -

Toddlers on the Trail – Wildflowers and Critters

Friday, 10am-12noon. Explore the forest for wildflowers and critters. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; for children ages 2-6. Little ones... View Event »
May 17, 2014 -

Late Spring Wildflower Walk

Saturday, 2-5pm. Sponsored by Ulster Savings and Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc. Join Barbara Petersen, Roger Roloff, and Michael Rider, Mohonk Preserve volunteers, on this forest and ridge... View Event »

In the News

Mohonk Preserve expands summer camp options

Poughkeepsie Journal.  Read more »

SUNY New Paltz alumnus and longtime director of research at Mohonk Preserve to receive honorary degree; speak at Undergraduate Commencement

New Paltz News, State University of New York. Read more »

Mohonk Preserve summer camp program expanding

New Paltz Times. Read more »

Volunteers sought to study seasons at Mohonk Preserve

Poughkeepsie Journal. Read more »