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 Steven Aaron


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 Marianne Markle


You can enjoy the serenity of our woods in winter with miles and miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Visitors may snowshoe on any trails or carriage roads on the Preserve.

Photo by Glenn Koehler


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


Join us on April 19, 2018 as we honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, recording artist, and humanitarian activist Mandy Patinkin.

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Get Into Nature

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 »
Feb 1, 2018 -

The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) Lecture Series

*SUNY Ulster is open and tonight's (2/22) lecture is still on!*   7pm February 1-22.  Free. The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) will present a free public lecture series, Secrets of... View Event »
Mar 11, 2018 -

Kids’ Day in the Sugarbush

Sunday, March 11th (raindate Sunday, March 18th), 1-3pm. Join the Longbotham Family, Mohonk Preserve Volunteers, and come along for a short hike and a sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple... View Event »
Mar 20, 2018 -

Spring into Nature: a Childrens’ Program

Tuesday, March 20th, 3:45pm-5pm. Join Mohonk Preserve Educator, Christy Belardo in exploring the outdoors in search of signs of spring. Search for flowers in bloom, birds nesting, and insects... View Event »

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New Paltz biologist teams with Mohonk Preserve to host global lake science conference

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Shorter, colder days signal many animals to settle in for a long winter's nap

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