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 sunset.

Photo by Kate Schoonmaker


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 Glenn Koehler


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, Pinterest, YouTube, and Tumblr for updates on what's happening on the land, exclusive photos, and more. Share your adventures with #MohonkPreserve and explore your natural world—even when you can't be on the Preserve.

Photo by Renee Zernitsky


Sign up today for Rock The Ridge on April 30, 2016! Accept the challenge and traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running, or any combination thereof.

Photo by John Hayes


The Mohonk Preserve 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 Tom Weiner


Get Into Nature

Feb 3, 2016 -

The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) Lecture Series

7pm February 3-25.  Free. Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) will present a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and... View Event »
Feb 4, 2016 -

Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve

Every Thursday in February, weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in... View Event »
Feb 15, 2016 -

Rock The Ridge Training Call - Live Talk with Rock The Ridge Coach Lisa Smith-Batchen

Join us for a conference call with Rock The Ridge Official Coach Lisa Smith-Batchen on Monday February 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. We'll talk about training for and successfully completing the... View Event »
Feb 18, 2016 -

Winter Tracks and Traces

Thursday, February 18th, 10am-1pm. Ages 9-11. Join a Mohonk Preserve Educator for a hike through the winter forest. Look for tracks of wildlife and learn how to identify plants in winter. This... View Event »

In the News

Preserve has new head of conservation science

By Gretchen ReedPoughkeepsie Journal   Read more »

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Rock & Snow Interview on WKZE 98.1

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Ski The Gunks!

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