Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserver Hikes and Happenings

2016 Hikes and Happenings

The 2016 Hikes and Happenings are open to members participating in the Preserver Membership Program. To RSVP and for more information, contact John E. North, Senior Development Officer, at (845) 255-0919, ext.1240 or jnorth@mohonkpreserve.org.

Annual “Ice breaker Champagne Brunch” 

Saturday, February 11th, 11 AM
Visitor Center, Gardiner, NY
 
Meet and greet fellow members of the Preserver Membership Program and enjoy a delicious buffet-style Champagne Brunch in the Visitor Center Conference Room.  Afterward, take a moment to explore all of the many fun and educational exhibits the Visitor Center has to offer.    
 
RSVP by February 3, 2017
 

“Outdoor Fun At Duck Pond”

Saturday, April 22nd, 9 AM
Testimonial Gateway, New Paltz, NY

Birding, “Scooping the Goop”, and paying homage to naturalist Henry David Thoreau are part of the fun on this early spring hike from the Testimonial Gateway to Duck Pond led by Megan Napoli, Research Ecologist, and Christy Belardo, Citizen Science Education Coordinator.  Fellow Preserver member and Thoreau Society Ambassador, Michael Schleifer, will also take part by reading selected passages of Thoreau’s writings.

  • Dogs are allowed on this hike.

RSVP by April 14, 2017

 

“A Spring In Your Step”

Saturday, May 20th, 10 AM
Van Leuven Cabin, Gardiner, NY
 
Put “a spring in your step” and enjoy an outdoor adventure from the Van Leuven Cabin to the West Trapps Trailhead along Trapps Road with Emily Hague, Director of Land Protection & Stewardship.   
Dogs are allowed on this hike.
 
RSVP by May 12, 2017
 

“An Autumn Hike Through Time” 

Saturday, September 30th, 9 AM
Coxing Trailhead
 
Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus, will lead an invigorating and educational hike to the saddle between Dickie Barre and Ronde Barre to explore Big Swamp and the Indian Paint Mine, and to go inside a Native American Rock Shelter.  
Dogs are allowed on this hike.
 
RSVP by September 22, 2017
 

 

Past Hikes and Happenings

A Leaf Peeping Adventure on the Land

Saturday, October 22nd, 9 am, Coxing Trailhead, Gardiner, NY

On Saturday, October 22nd, Preservers explored the Preserve’s trails and saw spectacular “leaf peeping” views on a fun-filled hike from the Coxing Trailhead. 

In the Footsteps of the Lenape

Saturday, October 29th, 11 am, Spring Farm Trailhead, High Falls, NY

On Saturday, October 29th, Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus, and Cathy Shiga-Gattullo, Interpretive Education Coordinator, retraced the steps of the Lenape Tribe through the exploration of Native American rock shelters at Bonticou Crag and the Spring Farm Long House.

Mohonk Preserve Member Wine & Jazz Social

On Friday, September 16th 2016, Preservers enjoyed fine wines, delectable cheeses, light refreshments, and the cool musical stylings of the Ray Blue Jazz Band with fellow Mohonk Preserve members.

 

2nd Annual “Gravesites of the Gunks" Hike

On Saturday, Octiober 24, 2015, Preservers visited the Stokes Graveyard on a round-trip fall hike with Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus.

Leaf Peeping to Copes Lookout

On Saturday, Octiober 17, 2015, Preservers explored the trails around Mohonk Mountain House with a leaf peeping hike to Copes Lookout led by Andrew Bajardi with lunch atop the mountain and sweet treats at the Daniel Smiley Research Center.

 

Off the Beaten Path to Spring Farm

On Saturday, May 9 and 16, 2015, Preservers went “off the beaten path” with Peter Karis, Director of Land Protection & Stewardship, and Tony Sorace, Mohonk Preserve Ranger, for a fun-filled 6 hour hike from the Lime Kiln Trail in Rosendale to Spring Farm with a picnic lunch.

Gravesites of the Gunks

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Preservers joined John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, and Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus, for an afternoon hike starting at the Van Leuven Cabin with a stop at the Fowler Burial Ground and Enderly Farmhouse. 

Leaf Peeping and Scooping the Goop

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, Preservers went on a fun-filled autumnal hike from the Testimonial Gateway to Duck Pind, complete with an interactive study of pond life with Peter Karis, Director of Land Protection, and Pam Uihlein, Naturalist Educator.

Blazing the Trail

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, Peter Karis, Director of Land Protection, and Eric Fye, Managing Ranger took Preservers on a hike across the Rosendale Trestle to White Dot Cliff, marking the trail along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gravesites of the Gunks

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Preservers joined John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, and Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus, for an afternoon hike starting at the Van Leuven Cabin with a stop at the Fowler Burial Ground and Enderly Farmhouse.