Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser, but you don't have to be a marathon runner to take on this challenge! Whether you Rock The Ridge solo, with a team, or as a relay, you are in for an incredible time as you run, walk, or hike the course on the Preserve's network of historic carriage roads featuring magnificent views and spectacular scenery. Accept the challenge today!

Photo by John Aylward


It’s not too late to attend the annual gala on April 19, 2018. Join us as we honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, recording artist, and humanitarian activist Mandy Patinkin with the Long View Conservation Award. Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons will be introducing Mandy. Don’t miss this very special evening celebrating the Preserve.

Deadline for tickets is Friday, April 13!

Click here to purchase tickets.


Get Into Nature

Apr 19, 2018 -

Healthy Ulster Spring at Mohonk Preserve

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... View Event »
Apr 21, 2018 -

Early Spring Wildflowers

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... View Event »
May 2, 2018 -

Tango at the Pavilion

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... View Event »
May 5, 2018 -

Early Morning Bird Walks

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... View Event »

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