Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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April 11, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 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 chance to race on some of the most extraordinary running trails in the U.S., with five miles of gently rolling carriage roads. The course is clearly marked and features water stops.  All runners will receive a great-looking commemorative T-shirt and enjoy free post-race refreshments. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners and winners in ten-year age groups.

This race is limited to 350 runners so click here to register today!

April 17, 2015

Friday, April ­­17th, 10am-12pm. Explore shady hemlock groves, cross seasonal streams, and look for signs of Spring as we hike to the historic Van Leuven Cabin. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; for children ages 2-6. Little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. Space is limited; for reservations call 845-255-0919. The fee per person: free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee.  Children 12 and under are free.

April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19th, 2-5pm.As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Join Barbara Petersen, Roger Roloff and Michael Rider, experienced field botanists and Preserve Volunteers, 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. No dogs allowed at this program, except for service dogs.  Space is limited; for reservations and program location call 845-255-0919. This is a free program.

April 23, 2015 to April 26, 2015

Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th 10am-4pm. As part of the ongoing campaign to make Ulster the healthiest county in New York, Mohonk Preserve is offering a free, one-month membership for residents of Ulster County. Visitors with proof of Ulster County residency may obtain their passes at the Preserve Visitor Center from 10am to 4pm Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th and at the Spring Farm Trailhead from 10am to 4pm Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. The membership passes will be good through May 21st, 2015. Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf.

May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015

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, running, or any combination thereof. 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.”

Click here to learn more.

May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 10am-12noon.  Explore the forest for wildflowers and critters. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; for children ages 2-6. Little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. Space is limited; for reservations call 845-255-0919. The fee per person: free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee.  Children 12 and under are free.

May 17, 2015

Sunday May 17th, 8am-10am. Join Mohonk Preserve Citizen Science Coordinator Hallie Schwab and learn the basics of identifying local pollinators and the harbingers of spring. BYOB -Bring Your Own Binoculars! (or borrow a pair from the Preserve).  Afterwards, discuss your sightings over coffee and a light breakfast. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate 2-mile hike.Space is limited; there is no fee for this program.

Register Here.

May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 24th, 2pm-5pm. Join Barbara Petersen and Roger Roloff, Mohonk Preserve volunteers, on this forest and ridge hike to search for the colorful blooms of later spring such as Canada Mayflower, Solomon’s Seal, Yellow Violets, Crowfoots, White Baneberry, and Pink Ladyslippers.  Ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate 4-mile hike.Space is limited. There is no fee for this program.  Service dogs only, please.

Register here.

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