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Our Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship in our Land Protection and Stewardship programs and our Schaefer Research Internship in our Conservation Science program are open to students currently enrolled in their sophomore or junior years of college (or equivalent credit hours) majoring in related fields. Deadline to apply is February 12, 2021. Click here for the full internship position announcements.

Trailheads open daily at 7 am for members and 9 am for day-use visitors. Please note that Preserve lands and trailheads close at sunset. The Visitor Center is open from 9-5 daily. The Coxing and East Trapps Connector Trailheads are closed for the season. Please note that Preserve lands and trailheads close at sunset. For more information about visiting the Preserve, including trailhead information and COVID-19 protocols, click here.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - The Overcliff and Trapps Carriage Roads are regularly groomed for cross-country skiing and are accessible from the West Trapps Trailhead. Current Mohonk Preserve members may also park at the Mohonk Mountain House Gatehouse lot for a fee of $10 per person with payment by credit card only, subject to space availability. Preserve membership cards must be presented upon entry. For more information, click here.

The Lenape Lane Bridge across Butterville Road in the Mohonk Preserve Foothills is currently closed due to construction. Please follow the signs on-site for alternate access via the field trail. The project is expected to be completed in late January.


In accordance with state and CDC guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of members, visitors and staff, Mohonk Preserve has instituted several important protocols for visitation, including:

  • Please recreate close to home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings upon entry.
  • Visitors are required to maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others.
  • No congregating or large groups.
  • Offering touchless transactions with credit or debit cards.
  • The Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. .
  • Other trailheads will  open daily from 7 a.m. for members and  9 a.m. for day-use visitors. Trailheads close at sunset.

Following please find links to additional resources for information about COVID-19: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NYS Dept. of Health
Ulster County Government  

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 - please stay off of the pond surface and, as always, be sure to keep all dogs on leash.

Drones and other Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) -  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 Susan Lehrer