May Mohonk Preserve Hikes

“Storm King State Park.” Sunday, May 5th. Contact the hike leader for meeting time, location and fee. This is a moderate to strenuous 8-10 mile hike led by Gary Curasi (845-534-2886).

“Historic Sites: Ogden Mills Mansion & Top Cottage.” Saturday, May 18th, 9:30am. Meet at the lower lot at Ogden Mills, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg, NY. This is an easy to moderate hike led by Martin Bayard (845-229-2216). Parking fees may apply.

“Kaaterskill High Peak, Catskill Park.” Sunday, May 19th. Call the hike leader for meeting time, location, and fee. This is a 7 mile hike with a challenging rock scramble and bushwhack led by Marv Freedman (marvfreedman@gmail.com, 609-731-3318). This is a free program.

“Lemon Squeeze and Labyrinth.” Sunday, May 19th, 9:30am. Meet at the top of Pine Rd, New Paltz, NY. This is a 6-7 mile hike with rock scrambles led by Roberta Forest (845-750-7059). Free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $15 day use fee.

“Millbrook Mt & Gertrude’s Nose.” Saturday, May 25th, 9am. Meet the the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a strenuous, 11 mile hike led by Siu S. Yuen (845-399-7208). Canceled in the case of rain. Free for Mohonk Preserve Members, non-members pay the $15 day use fee.

 “Peterskill and Beyond.” Sunday, May 26th, 9:30am. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve Peterskill Lot. This is a moderate 7 mile hike with some steep sections and great views led by Tonda Highley (914-475-9536, call or text). The Minnewaska parking fee applies.

“Catskill Park 35’ers: Hunter and SW Hunter.” Monday, May 27th. E-mail the hike leader for meeting time, location, and fee. This is a strenuous 9 mile hike to a fire tower led by Lyn W. (hikebuddy@gmail.com). This is a free program.

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