"I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Enjoy and Protect the Preserve!

Mohonk Preserve membership supports award-winning education programs, important field research, land protection, and stewardship. Members enjoy exclusive benefits including 365 days of access to Preserve trails and carriage roads, free or reduced admission to programs and events, a 10% discount in the Nature Shop, a subscription to Ridgelines eNEWS, and admission and/or discounts at a select group of ANCA-affiliated nature centers. Over 15,000 members currently support us in these efforts, so join today!

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Membership Levels and Related Benefits

Senior and student discounts are available.

Check out our Military Discount Policy for current active-duty military service members and disabled veterans.

All members are issued membership cards indicating options selected and expiration date. Please wear cards visibly. Clips are available at the Visitor Center. Please note: If you lose your card, there will be a $5 per card replacement fee.

Children under age 13 may use the Preserve free-of-charge when accompanied by a parent or guardian who has a valid Preserve membership or day use pass. This does not apply to groups.

Become a member or renew your membership today!

  • Join online.
  • Join by mail. Fill out the downloadable membership form online, print, and mail to Mohonk Preserve, PO Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561.
  • Join by phone. Call the Visitor Center at (845) 255-0919.
  • Join in person at the Visitor Center or at any Preserve trailhead.

Purchase a Preserve gift membership online. Available at all levels.


$55 for the first adult OR $45 for a Senior (62+) or a Student
$30 for each additional adult in the same household
$10 for each child age 13-18 in the same household

Basic Annual Membership benefits include the following:

  • Hike sunrise to one hour after sunset
  • Run on carriage roads and scenic trails
  • Cross-country ski or snowshoe through foothills and forests
  • Shop with the Member Rewards Program for discounts and special offers


Add $40 per member to the Basic Annual Membership fee. Additional members must be within the same household.

PLUS+ Annual Membership benefits include all Basic Annual Membership benefits plus:

  • Climb world-class routes in the "Gunks"
  • Bike for miles on varied terrain
  • Horseback ride on historic carriage roads


Supporting Member  $300
Four PLUS+ Memberships within the same household; four complimentary one-time day use passes; and two Mohonk Preserve lanyards.

Sustaining Member  $500
Four PLUS+ Memberships within the same household; ten complimentary one-time day use passes; and two Mohonk Preserve lanyards.
Mohonk Preserver  $1,000 and up
The Preserver Program represents our highest level of membership and provides critical operating funds. In addition to PLUS+ Membership benefits, Preservers enjoy unique programs and events to further their understanding and enjoyment of the Shawangunks. For more information, please call our office at (845) 255-0919.

Please note: Check with your tax preparer for allowable tax deductibility of membership and options.