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 29, 2017 -

Early Spring Wildflowers

Saturday, April 29th, 10am-1pm (rain date: Sunday, April 30th). As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Join Michael Rider, Preserve volunteer, for a walk in the woods and... View Event »
May 4, 2017 -

Screening of The Messenger

Thursday, May 4th, 6pm. Join Mohonk Preserve and the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department for a screening of THE MESSENGER, a full-length documentary film about the myriad conservation threats to... View Event »
May 6, 2017 -

Rock The Ridge

Saturday, May 6th, 6am.  Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve, a vast, nonprofit nature preserve situated in the... View Event »
May 10, 2017 -

Awaken Wednesdays: Qigong for Strength and Healing

Wednesdays, May 10th-June 28th. 7:45-8:30am.  The perfect mid-week antidote to energize and balance your day. Calm your mind, enliven your spirit and enhance your vitality through a practice of... 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

By Gretchen ReedPoughkeepsie Journal Read more »

Trapps Bridge replacement project underway at Mohonk Preserve

By John FerroPoughkeepsie Journal Read more »

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

by Sharyn FlanaganHudson Valley One Read more »