The Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center is open today, Monday, January 21, 2019. Our offices are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The West Trapps and Spring Farm Trailhead lots have been plowed. The East Trapps Connector Trail and Coxing Trailhead are closed for the winter season.
XC SKI CONDITIONS - Groomed cross-country skiing is available when conditions permit on select carriage roads only. Ungroomed, backcountry skiing is available on all other trails. Visitors may snowshoe on any trails or carriage roads on the Preserve, but should stay out of ski tracks. Carriage roads are groomed by Mohonk Mountain House, click here to view a daily ski trail report.
Mohonk Preserve Foothills Update - Site preparations have begun for the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead at the Mohonk Preserve Foothills! Temporary construction fencing and flagging are in place and work is scheduled to begin in February. Please refrain from entering the fenced work areas. We will keep you updated on our progress and look forward to welcoming everyone to our new trailhead later in 2019.
Duck Pond Update - DEC has completed their assessment of Duck Pond's infrastructure and the Preserve is working with engineers to develop a plan for repairs. Due to fluctuating water levels, the pond is especially dangerous during the winter weather - please stay off of the pond surface and, as always, be sure to keep all dogs on leash.
River-to-Ridge Trail - Progress on the River-to-Ridge trail extension into the Mohonk Preserve Foothills continues and we will let you know as soon as the new trail section is open and available for use.
Drones and other Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) - Winter is wonderful in the Shawangunks, but please remember that Mohonk Preserve prohibits the use of drones and other unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on or above Preserve lands unless such use is approved through our permit application process. This policy supports our commitment to the protection of all wildlife (specifically in this context, birds of all species), and the safety and well-being of our visitors, as well as the quality of their personal experiences in nature. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any and all use of drones for purposes such as aerial photography, videography and entertainment/recreational use. For more information, click here.
Banner Photo by Tom Weiner