Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve


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

Oct 1, 2016 -

Unison Arts Exhibit Features Thomas Sarrantonio

October 1st through October 30th. Artist Thomas Sarrantonio will be showing works created on the Mohonk Preserve Foothills at Unison Arts Center with an opening reception on Sunday, October 2 from 4... View Event »
Nov 6, 2016 -

Dog Days of Autumn Hike

Sunday, November 6th, 10am-12noon. Led by Andrew Bajardi, Mohonk Preserve Chief Ranger. Bring your favorite furry friend along today for a romp through the forest! All well-behaved dogs on short... View Event »
Nov 11, 2016 -

Northern Saw-whet Owls: Mohonk’s Silent Visitor

Friday, November 11th, 7:30pm-9pm (raindate November 12th). This program will be led by Dr. Glenn A. Proudfoot, Visiting Scholar at Vassar College and Mohonk Preserve Research Associate. For nearly... View Event »
Nov 19, 2016 -

A Taste of Rock The Ridge

Saturday, November 19, 10am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified  leg of the course starting and ending at the West Trapps Trailhead. We'll split into hiking and running... View Event »

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