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.
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.
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.
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!