Get Into Nature

April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 10am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified leg of the course starting and ending at the Spring Farm Trailhead. We'll split into hiking and running groups. The hiking distance is 8 miles, and the running group will accommodate paces from slow to moderate, and offer distance options up to 18 miles. Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participants. No fee but registration required.

Register Here!

 

April 8, 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 7am-9am. 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 pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15). REGISTER HERE.

April 8, 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 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 300 runners so click here to register today!

April 14, 2017

Friday, April 14th, 9pm-11pm. (Raindate: April 15th). Join Raj Pandya, Director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium at SUNY New Paltz, for an evening of stargazing.  Enjoy the magnificent view at the Slingerland Pavilion as you admire the constellations. Ages 5 and up welcome. Space is limited, register early.  Remember to bring layers and a blanket or towel to lie on to view the constellations. $5 per person. REGISTER HERE.

April 20, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd 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 20th through Sunday, April 23rd and at the Spring Farm Trailhead from 10am to 4pm Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd. The membership passes will be valid through May 21, 2016. Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf.

Sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank and  MVP Healthcare.

April 22, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-1pm (rain date: Sunday, April 23rd). As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Michael Rider, Preserve volunteer, for a walk in the woods 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. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Space is limited; Registration is required. REGISTER HERE

April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29th, 10am-1pm (rain date: Sunday, April 30th). As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Michael Rider, Preserve volunteer, for a walk in the woods 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. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Space is limited; Registration is required. REGISTER HERE

May 6, 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 6am.  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, hiking, or running. 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 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13th, 7am-9am. 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 pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15). REGISTER HERE.

June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10th, 7am-9am. 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 pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15). REGISTER HERE.

June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5:00PM. Join us for one of the premier events of the season. Experience breathtaking views at the Ice Skating Pavilion at Mohonk Mountain House. Enjoy a delicious dinner and bid to win adventure trips and other exciting auction items to support Preserve programs!

Buy your ticket today!

July 8, 2017

Saturday, July 8th, 7am-9am. 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 pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15). REGISTER HERE.

August 12, 2017

Saturday, August 12th, 7am-9am. 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 pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15). REGISTER HERE.

September 9, 2017

Saturday, September 9th, 7am-9am. 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 pairs will be available on a first come first served basis). This program includes a 1-2 mile walk. Space is limited, Registration is required. Free for Mohonk Preserve members. Non-members receive a complimentary day pass at their first walk. Non-members are welcome to join for the series but will be required to purchase a day pass ($15). REGISTER HERE.

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