Get Into Nature
Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd 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 19th through Sunday, April 22nd and at the Spring Farm Trailhead from 10am to 4pm Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd. The membership passes will be valid through May 20, 2018. Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf.
Saturday, April 21st, 10am-1pm (rain date: Sunday, April 22nd). As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Join 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.
Wednesdays in May, June, July, August, and September. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Join Nina Jirka, of Tango New Paltz, and learn how to Tango! Breaking from rigidity of learned steps and memorization, we encourage students to develop improvisational skills through simple and dynamic techniques, achieve relaxed and released style, and, most importantly, find new and liberating ways of relating, expressing, connecting, and communicating non-verbally with others. Bring water and comfortable shoes for dancing. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Space is limited, register early. We strongly believe in making our classes available to all. As artists we understand financial limitations that arise, and therefore we open our classes to the fiscally challenged - with the suggestion that you pay what you can. It is our sincere desire to include all that are interested in our community. $15 - suggested donation.
Saturday, May 5th, 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 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) or membership thereafter.
Saturday, May 19th, 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.”
Saturday, May 19th, 10am-1pm. Join Michael Rider, Mohonk Preserve volunteer, 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 an easy, 3-mile hike. Dogs must always be kept on a leash. Space is limited; Registration is required.