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 aharrod@mohonkpreserve.org or call (845)255-0919 ext.1239. ASL-interpretation is not available for the Weekend Adult Hikes and Bob Babb Wednesday Walks.

  • Thursdays, April 11-June 13. 6:30pm-8:30pm.

    Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Breaking from rigidity of learned steps and memorization, we encourage students to develop improvisational skills through simple and dynamic techniques, achieve relaxed and released style, and, most importantly, find new and liberating ways of relating, expressing, connecting, and communicating non-verbally with others. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Space is limited, register early. The cost per person for Mohonk Preserve members: $10/class, $90/10 week series. The cost for non-members: $12/class, $90/10 week series.

    Click here to register.

    Photo: Bonnie Hirschhorn

  • Saturday, April 20th, 10am-1pm.

    As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Join Michael Rider, Preserve volunteer, for a walk in the woods and learn to identify coltsfoot, bloodroot, hepatica, spring beauties and more! Ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 3-mile hike. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Space is limited; Registration is required.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by Tom Weiner

  • NEW SCHEDULE
    Friday, April 26
    10:00 am - 8:00pm
    Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

    Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center & Spring Farm Trailhead

    The Preserve is offering a free, one-month membership to Ulster County residents. Visitors with proof of residency may obtain their passes at the Preserve Visitor Center from 10am-8pm on Friday, April 26th, and at the Visitor Center and Spring Farm Trailhead from 10am-4pm Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. The membership passes will be valid through May 19, 2019. Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf.

    Sponsored by Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation.

    Photo by Susan Lehrer

  • Friday, May 3rd, 7am-8:30am.

    Meet at the top of Pine Rd, New Paltz. Join Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science staff on an early morning bird walk. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Bring binoculars if you own a pair (a few pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15) or membership thereafter. Please leave pets at home, dogs are not permitted.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by June Archer

  • Saturday, May 4th, 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, use the link above.

    Photo: Kate Schoonmaker

  • Saturday, May 11th and 25th, 10am-1pm.

    Join Michael Rider, Mohonk Preserve volunteer, on this forest and ridge hike to search for the colorful blooms of later spring such as Canada Mayflower, Solomon’s Seal, Yellow Violet, Crowfoot, White Baneberry, and Pink Ladyslippers. Ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 3-mile hike. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Space is limited; Registration is required.

    Click here to register.

    Photo by Renee Zernitsky

Banner Photo by June Archer