Rock The Ridge 2021

Testimonial Gateway Trailhead 35 Route 299, New Paltz, NY

Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge… Set in the natural beauty of the Shawangunk Mountains of New York’s Hudson Valley, an area described as “one of Earth’s last great places,” the goal is to run or hike a 50-mile course within 18 hours. What better way to spend a day than winding along […]

Virtual Climate Change Panel Discussion

Mohonk Preserve is dedicated to saving the land for life, and with our climate changing this has become more vital than ever. Join Director of Conservation Programs, Julia Solomon, and Preserve President & CEO, Kevin Case, in a virtual conversation on the Preserve's ever-changing landscape and how we protect the ecosystem through climate resilience and […]

All About Trees – From Seedling to Nurse Log

Join Arborist Chris Roddick on this walk to look at what we know about how trees grow, adapt, communicate, and support other organisms, from birds to fungi. We'll learn why trees can't heal themselves, but can stop infestations and decay. We'll discover how trees move water up to hundreds of feet in non-living wood, terraform […]

Edible Mushrooms and Their Toxic Look-Alikes Webinar

The woods of the Hudson Valley hold almost 3,000 easily observable species of mushrooms. Of these, several are collected for the table. Edible mushrooms are a small subset of all that exist in the wild and many have a toxic counterpart. Join Bill Bakaitis to learn more about these local edibles and their toxic look-alikes. […]

Mushroom Walk with Bill Bakaitis

Join Bill Bakaitis for a walk looking at some of the more popular edible mushrooms of the area along with some similar fungi which cause confusion and health problems. Participants will learn a few tips and tricks for identifying mushrooms in the field. No collecting will be done on Preserve land, but Bill will share […]

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Forest Bathing with Jane Dobson

Join Jane Dobson, Mindful Nature Guide, in the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Introduced in the 1980s, Forest Bathing began as a preventative healthcare practice to counter the daily stress of everyday life.  Even after small periods of time in a natural environment, we experience real and measurable physical and mental health benefits including reduced levels […]

Photography Workshop with Professional Photographer John Verner and Renee Zernitsky

Are you looking to take your photography to the next level? Would you like to turn your snapshots into artistic photographs? This workshop is for people who know the basics of their camera but would like to learn to take better pictures. We'll cover camera settings, composition, creative effects, and different styles of photography. This […]

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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Come along with Heather Houskeeper, The Botanical Hiker, for a guided walk at the beautiful Mohonk Preserve and learn about the edible and medicinal plants that call this special landscape home. Many of these plants may be found on other favorite trails, in your own backyard, or in urban parks. Learn helpful hints for identifying […]

A Walk Back in Time with Paul Huth

Join Paul Huth, Mohonk Preserve Director of Research Emeritus, for a walk to the 19th century Van Leuven Cabin and learn what life was like in the Trapps Mountain Hamlet, once home to some sixty families. Paul will open the cabin and answer questions about this home, its use and construction. He will also be […]

Recurring

Forest Bathing with Jane Dobson

Join Jane Dobson, Mindful Nature Guide, in the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Introduced in the 1980s, Forest Bathing began as a preventative healthcare practice to counter the daily stress of everyday life.  Even after small periods of time in a natural environment, we experience real and measurable physical and mental health benefits including reduced levels […]