Welcome to Mohonk Preserve

Photo by Gerald Berliner

In partnership with our members, supporters, and volunteers, we protect and manage over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places. As New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve, each year we welcome 300,000 visitors.

The Preserve’s devoted volunteers, dedicated donors, and expert staff all work in harmony for a common cause – to create a place where people and nature thrive. To accomplish our goal of protecting one of the region’s most treasured and beautiful places, we conduct programs in four key areas – environmental education, land protection, land stewardship, and conservation science.

At the Preserve, you can enjoy scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and peace and quiet, all just 90 miles from New York City. Our carriage roads and trails are perfect for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. We’re also the home of “Gunks” climbing and bouldering, and one of the most visited climbing destinations in North America

By visiting Mohonk Preservebecoming a member, or making a donation, you help ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy this special place.

What Mohonk Preserve Means to Our Visitors

You can help care for the land!

Join the Mohonk Preserve champions who are safeguarding the unique wildlife, flora and fauna on this land which has been designated “one of Earth’s last great places.” With your help, we are monitoring climate change and educating future generations about the importance of conservation.

Every day, rain or shine, in every season you can make a difference on the ridge.

  • Join or Renew
    Mohonk Preserve members enjoy many benefits and are our partners in protecting the Shawangunks!
  • Volunteer
    Contribute your time and energy to the protection of this magnificent landscape.
  • Donate
    With your help we can safeguard this special place for everyone for generations to come.

Banner Photo by Steve Aaron