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 Kate Schoonmaker


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 Carl Mueller


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


Eat! Drink! Bid! And help the Preserve fulfill its mission of environmental protection, nature education, scientific research, and recreational enjoyment of the land. Join us on June 10, 2017 for an evening of fun, food, and fabulous NEW things to bid on at the Mohonk Mountain House Ice Skating Pavilion. Buy your tickets today!


Photo by Michael Dimen


For over three decades, Mohonk Preserve has been providing innovative education programs that have served more than 40 area schools and gotten over 100,000 children into nature.

Photo by Jay Diggs


Get Into Nature

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 »
Feb 2, 2017 -

The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) Lecture Series

7pm February 2-23.  Free. The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and... View Event »
Mar 11, 2017 -

A Taste of Rock The Ridge

Saturday, March 11, 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... View Event »
Mar 19, 2017 -

Kids’ Day in the Sugarbush

Sunday March 19th, 1-3pm (raindate Sunday, March 26th). 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... View Event »

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