Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

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January 4, 2018 to March 15, 2018

Thursdays from January 4th through March 15th, 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.

February 1, 2018 to February 22, 2018

*SUNY Ulster is open and tonight's (2/22) lecture is still on!*
7pm February 1-22.  Free. The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) will present a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity on the Ridge. The lectures, which will take place at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster, are open to the public and free of charge. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations. These lectures are co-sponsored by SUNY Ulster and the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department.
The lecture on Thursday, February 22nd will be held at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Room 203, and all other lectures will be held at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center Room 102.
Click here for directions and maps to SUNY Ulster.
Click here for directions and maps to SUNY New Paltz. No parking permit is required at SUNY New Paltz if you park after 6:30 p.m.
February 22nd, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.– Raptors on the Ridge, with ornithologist Zach Smith. Join a discussion of the majestic raptors in and around the Shawangunk Ridge, with a special emphasis on the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) population in Ulster County. This lecture will take place at SUNY Ulster.
March 11, 2018

Sunday, March 11th (raindate Sunday, March 18th), 1-3pm. Join the Longbotham Family, Mohonk Preserve Volunteers, and come along for a short hike and a sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple sugaring! Be ready to tromp through the snow or mud, help out in the sugarbush, and learn how to make syrup just like generations of families have done. Children ages 4 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 1-mile hike. Wear boots and warm clothing. Space is limited, registration is required; The fee per person is $5 and is required at the time of registration. REGISTER HERE.


March 20, 2018

Tuesday, March 20th, 3:45pm-5pm. 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. This program will involve a small craft and story. Children ages 5-10 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, only participants are required to register (but a parent/guardian must be present for the duration of the program).  REGISTER HERE. This is a free program.

April 14, 2018

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 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 19, 2018

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.”

Click here to learn more.

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