Get Into Nature

December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 11th, 1:30-3:00pm. With Paul Huth, Mohonk Preserve Director of Research Emeritus.  Drawing from his nearly 40 years of experience working with the collections at the Daniel Smiley Research Center, Paul will take you on a journey through the historic and diverse collections, discussing their value to science, public outreach, and land management at the Mohonk Preserve. Children ages 12 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. Reservations are required. REGISTER HERE.

December 17, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 8am - 8pm. Enjoy holiday shopping and a Mohonk Preserve discount at Rock & Snow! For over 40 years, Rock & Snow has been home to the newest and most innovative gear and clothing related to climbing and outdoor recreation. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are always happy to offer advice on gear and everything the local community has to offer, and their newly opened consignment Annex has great deals on slightly-used outdoor gear.

Rock & Snow is a longtime champion of Mohonk Preserve, supporting our preservation and conservation efforts as a Business Member, Rock & Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Run Sponsor, and by donating a percentage of sales proceeds to the Preserve!

Rock & Snow
44 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561.

Mohonk Preserve Membership Table from 2 PM to 8 PM

Store-wide (except closeout items, rentals, and ski work)
20% off for Preserve members
25% off for Preserve volunteers

January 5, 2017 to March 16, 2017

Thursdays from January 5th through March 16th, 10am weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.

January 8, 2017

Sunday, January 10th, 10-11:30am. Kathy Ambrosini, Mohonk Preserve Director of Education, shows kids and their adult companions who’s flying around in the winter woods! Learn how different birds have adapted to survive the winter, how to use your binoculars, and how to use field marks and flight patterns to identify birds. Binoculars will be provided or you may bring your own. Children ages 5 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program with brief outdoor activity if weather permits. Reservations are required as space is limited. REGISTER HERE. This is a free program.

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!

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.

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