in the majestic Shawangunk Mountains. Visit for a day - be inspired for a lifetime. The Preserve is your perfect destination for recreation, reflection, and restoration. The Visitor Center is open daily 9am-5pm and the land from sunrise to sunset.

Photo by Janet Bachant


Get up close to a bird of prey or hike the whole ridge. Our exciting programs and events offer something for everyone, supporting lifelong learning.

Photo by Jacob B. Reibel


Sign up today for Rock The Ridge on May 6, 2017! Accept the challenge and traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running, or any combination thereof.

Photo by John Aylward


Our Member Rewards Program connects you directly to businesses that support the Preserve. Shop with the participating local merchants for discounts and special offers exclusively for Mohonk Preserve Members.


Photo by Jolie Parker


Get Into Nature

Dec 11, 2016 -

Tour the Daniel Smiley Research Center

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... View Event »
Dec 17, 2016 -

10th Annual Mohonk Preserve Member Appreciation Sale at Rock & Snow

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... View Event »
Jan 5, 2017 -

Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve

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... View Event »
Jan 8, 2017 -

Winter Wings: Birding for Children

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... View Event »

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