Programs & Events

Access For All

Mohonk Preserve is committed to inclusive programming wherever possible. Special seating requests are often possible for lecture-style presentations and many public programs may be ASL-interpreted (American Sign Language) if requested a minimum of 10 business days in advance. For additional information and/or to place a request contact or call (845)255-0919 ext.1239. ASL-interpretation is not available for the Weekend Adult Hikes and Bob Babb Wednesday Walks.

  • Sunday, October 20th, and Saturday, November 16th. 8:30-10am

    Join Jane Dobson, Mindful Outdoor 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 the forest, nature exposure reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol and lowers blood pressure and heart rate. Phytoncides released into the air by trees boost our immune system and mood. Mindful connection with the outdoors is crucial for cultivating a balanced, inspired and fulfilled life. Ages 16 and up welcome. No pets allowed. Wear layers and proper footwear. Space is limited, registration is required. The cost per person is $18/class for Mohonk Preserve members and $21/class for non-members.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by Michael Neil O'Donnell

  • Friday, October 25th, 7:30pm-9pm

    This program will be led by Dr. Glenn A. Proudfoot, Visiting Scholar at Vassar College and Mohonk Preserve Research Associate. For nearly 40 years Glenn has been studying birds of prey. His current research explores migratory pathways of the Northern Saw-whet Owl. With luck, participants will experience being up close and personal with these silent visitors. The program will include a presentation on Saw-whet Owl identification, behavior and life history. Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. Space is limited. Reservations are required. The fee per person is $10 and is required at the time of registration. Half of the proceeds from this program will benefit Glenn Proudfoot’s research on Northern Saw-whet Owls.

    Photo by Renee Zernitsky

  • Dog Hike with Ranger Ennis
    Dog Hike with Ranger Ennis

    Sunday, November 3rd, , 10am-11:30am.
    Join Roger Ennis, Mohonk Preserve Ranger, and bring your favorite furry friend along for a romp through the Preserve! All well-behaved dogs on short leashes welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your pet. Children ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate, 4-mile hike. Meet at the Spring Farm trailhead located at Upper 27 Knolls Rd, High Falls, NY. This is a free program.

    Photo by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill

  • Get Cozy with the Critters!
    Get Cozy with the Critters!

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 27th- December 30th, 9am-2pm.

    Join the Mohonk Preserve Youth Nature Ambassadors and get to know the creatures that call the Visitor Center home! Teens volunteers will be present throughout the day hosting crafts, story time, and demonstrations focused on our local critters. All ages welcome. This is a free program.

    Photo by Amanda Rogers

  • Saturday, May 2nd, 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 mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. The goal is to traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, hiking, or running. The course winds along carriage roads and paths through the forests and over the ridgelines of the Preserve, lands which The Nature Conservancy has described as “one of Earth's last great places.”

    For more information, click here.

    Photo by Kate Schoonmaker

Banner Photo by Michael Neil O'Donnell