in the majestic Shawangunk Mountains. Visit for a day - be inspired for a lifetime. The Preserve is your perfect destination for recreation, reflection, and restoration. The Visitor Center is open daily 9am-5pm and the land from sunrise to sunset.

Photo by Steven Aaron


Get up close to a bird of prey or hike the whole ridge. Our exciting programs and events offer something for everyone, supporting lifelong learning.

Photo by Marianne Markle


You can enjoy the serenity of our woods in winter with miles and miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Visitors may snowshoe on any trails or carriage roads on the Preserve.

Photo by Glenn Koehler


Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser, but you don't have to be a marathon runner to take on this challenge! Whether you Rock The Ridge solo, with a team, or as a relay, you are in for an incredible time as you run, walk, or hike the course on the Preserve's network of historic carriage roads featuring magnificent views and spectacular scenery. Accept the challenge today!

Photo by John Aylward


Join us on April 19, 2018 as we honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, recording artist, and humanitarian activist Mandy Patinkin.

Click here to reserve your tickets.


Get Into Nature

Mar 20, 2018 -

Spring into Nature: A Children's Program

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED. Join Mohonk Preserve Educator, Christy Belardo in exploring the outdoors in search of signs of spring. Search for flowers in bloom, birds nesting, and insects emerging... View Event »
Apr 7, 2018 -

Early Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, April 7th, 7am-8:30am. 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... View Event »
Apr 7, 2018 -

Annual Signs of Spring Walk

Saturday, April 7th, 1:30-3:30pm. Ann Guenther, Naturalist and former Mohonk Preserve Educator, will lead this search for signs of spring such as new green shoots, a bug, or sap dripping from a Maple... View Event »
Apr 14, 2018 -

Rock and Snow "Bridge 2 Bridge" Run

Saturday, April 14th, 9am. The annual Rock and Snow "Bridge 2 Bridge" Five Mile Run will be hosted by the Shawangunk Runners and all the proceeds will benefit Mohonk Preserve.The course offers a rare... View Event »

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