Mohonk Preserve has implemented the following operational changes to help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 and protect our staff, members and visitors:
- The Preserve is reinstituting limited public programs in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines
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- We will be providing updated public information on this page regarding any changes.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission. All of us at Mohonk Preserve are so grateful to our visitors, members, volunteers, supporters, and local community. We truly are all in this together.
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 email@example.com or call (845)255-0919 ext.1233.
Owl Prowl After Dark Hike
Saturday, February 27th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Registration for the Owl Prowl is full.
Take a walk along the carriage roads at dusk to discover who prowls in the dark! Join Lauren Borer, Mohonk Preserve Educator, and listen for owls calling, test your night vision and try on some “deer ears”. This program is 100% outside and is limited to 10 participants. Masks are required. Dress for the weather with warm boots. Bring a flashlight or headlamp with a red filter if you have one. Children age 5 and up are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free program. Registration is required.
Saturdays, March 6, April 3 and May 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
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 of the stress hormone cortisol, improved mood and focus. Join us as we move mindfully through a forested landscape actively engaging our senses and opening ourselves to the awe and beauty of the present moment. This program will be 100% outdoors and masks are required. Ages 16 and up welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed. Wear layers and proper footwear. Registration is required and limited to 10. The cost per person for Mohonk Preserve members: $20/session, $55/series. The cost for non-members: $23/session, $62/series.
Sunday, March 7th (Rain date: Sunday, March 14th) 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Join the Longbotham Family and their Mohonk Preserve assistants and come along for a short hike and a sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple sugaring! Be ready to tromp through the snow or mud, help out in the sugarbush, and learn how to make syrup just like generations of families have done. Children ages 4 and up are welcome and must always be accompanied by an adult. This program is 100% outdoors and includes an easy, 1-mile hike. Wear boots and warm clothing. Masks are required. Registration is limited to 10 people per group per session. The fee per person is $6 and is required at the time of registration.
Friday, March 19th 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Join Mohonk Preserve Land Protection and GIS Manager Ed Pestone and Deputy Chief Ranger Dan Cassidy for a webinar focusing on wayfinding. Drawing from the Preserve’s experience in overhauling their trail map and wayfinding signage, this session will cover the basics of wayfinding as well as the planning, considerations and compromises that go into the process of implementing a wayfinding system for visitors with a wide range of experience and interests. This program is free with a suggested donation of $10 to help support the Preserve’s environmental education scholarship program. Registration is required. Important: Your access link will be provided within the confirmation e-mail.
Tuesday, March 30th 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
During spring break, children ages 7-10 with a parent can join Education Coordinator Kim Tischler on a hike to our recreated Lenape encampment and visit our replica longhouse at Spring Farm. Imagine your way back in time and participate in skill-based, hands-on activities that Lenape youth practiced during the period of European Contact. This program is not appropriate for younger children. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is a free program and will be 100% outdoors. Registration is required and limited to 10, including adults. Dress for the weather with warm boots. Masks are required.
April 10 – April 18, 2021
Register now to participate in the Rock & Snow Bridge 2 Bridge 2021 Run. Come run the actual course at Mohonk Preserve during the race window or run any 5 miles of your choice! All registered runners will receive a Mohonk Preserve/Rock and Snow pint glass as a thank you for participating and helping raise money.
The annual Rock and Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Five Mile Run is hosted by the Shawangunk Runners and all the proceeds will benefit Mohonk Preserve and its mission of protecting the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains region and promoting a wider understanding of the environment and its role in our lives.
Photo by Steve Aaron
Thursday, April 22nd, 7-8 PM
Morels are one of the most sought after of the edible fungi. During this illustrated webinar, Bill Bakaitis will cover not only the seasonality and habitat of morels, but also their life cycles, field identification of species, and toxicity. This program will be of value to both beginners and experienced collectors alike. No prior experience necessary. Upon registering, a background reading list will be made available to attendees. This is a free program with a suggested donation of $10 to help support the Preserve’s environmental education scholarship program. Registration is required. Important: Your access link will be provided within the confirmation e-mail.
Banner photo by Steve Aaron