December Mohonk Preserve Hikes

“Mossy Glen and Jenny Lane Snowshoe.” Saturday, Dec. 7th, 9:30 a.m. Meet 9:30 am at the lower Awosting parking lot of Minnewaska. This is snowshoe loop on Mossy Glen and Jenny Lane led by Roberta Forest (call or text 845-750-7059). Bring plenty to drink and snowshoes. The Minnewaska parking fee applies.  

“Mohonk Mountain House and Sky Top.” Sunday, Dec. 8th, 10:00 a.m. Meet at West Trapps Trailhead. This is an easy to moderate 8-mile hike led by Siu S. Yuen (845-399-7208). Bring spikes & snowshoes. The fee per person: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $15 hiking day-use fee. Canceled in the event of inclement weather.

“Gertrude`s Nose Scramble - Hike or Easier Snowshoe.” Saturday, Dec. 14th, 10:00 a.m. Meet at the upper Minnewaska parking lot. This is a 7 to 8 mile, moderately paced hike led by Marty Carp. Canceled in the event of inclement weather. The Minnewaska parking fee applies. 

“Castle Point Hike or snowshoe” Sunday, Dec. 15th, 9:30 a.m. Meet lower Awosting lot, Minnewaska State Park. This is a 7 or 8-mile moderate hike or snowshoe. Bring spikes & snowshoes. Canceled in the event of inclement weather. Contact Martin Bayard, hike leader, at 845-229-2216. The Minnewaska parking fee applies.  

“Table Rocks.” Saturday, Dec. 21st. This is approximately a 7-mile hike to a beautiful view at Table Rocks.  Contact Russ Faller, hike leader, for meeting time and location at russoutdoors@yahoo.com (845-297-5126). The fee per person: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $15 hiking day use fee.  

“Catskill 35'er:  Windham High Peak.” Sunday, Dec. 22nd. This is a 6-mile hike with a 1,500-foot ascent at a moderate-relaxed pace led by Lyn W.  Email leader for meeting time & place at hikebuddy@gmail.com. This is a free program.  

“Norrie Point River Trail.” Sunday, Dec. 22nd, 10:00 a.m. This is an easy 5-mile hike along the Hudson River, led by Roberta Clements (text or call 845-532-6400).  Bring spikes. Meet at the Norrie Point Environmental Education Center. This is a free program.  

“Gunks Snowshoe or Hike.” Saturday, Dec. 28th, 9:30 a.m. This is a moderate 7-mile hike or snowshoe with some strenuous sections led by Tonda Highley (Text or call 914-475-9536). Meet at the West Trapps trailhead. The fee per person: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $15 hiking day-use fee.  

“Rosendale Ramble Hike” Sunday, Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m. Meet Binnewater Parking Lot, Rosendale. This is an easy to moderate 4 or 5-mile hike or snowshoe. Bring spikes & snowshoes. Canceled in case of inclement weather. Contact Bill Jasyn, hike leader, at 845-853-2645. This is a free program.

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