Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserver Hikes and Happenings

2017 Hikes and Happenings

The 2017 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.

“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
 

Mohonk Preserve Member Wine & Jazz Social

Sunday, October 1st, 3 PM - 6 PM
The Barn at Crested Hen Farm, 607 County Road 6, High falls, NY
 
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of wine, culinary treats, and jazz performed by the Ray Blue Jazz Quartet at The Barn at Crested Hen Farm - a 3000 sq. foot renovated 1830 English/Dutch Dairy Barn special events space. Wine expert Tim Sweeney, owner of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, has selected the season’s finest wines to be paired with locally sourced appetizers provided by High Falls Kitchenette catering.
 
RSVP by September 22, 2017 
Reservations required / Limited Capacity
 

A Leaf Peeping Adventure on the Land

Saturday, October 21st, 9 AM
Coxing Trailhead, Gardiner, NY
 
Explore the Preserve’s trails and see spectacular “leaf peeping” views with Ed Pestone, Land & Boundary Steward, and Megan Napoli, Research Ecologist, as they lead a fun-filled moderate hike that will start and end at the Coxing Trailhead.  NOTE:  This hike will include gradual ascends and descends.  
 
RSVP by October 13, 2017
 

Trekking Around Spring Farm

Saturday, October 28th. 9 am
Spring Farm, High Falls, NY
 
Chief Ranger, Andrew Bajardi, will lead the last Preserver Member Group Outing of the 2017 season that will entail hiking on the Spring Farm Carriage Roads and trails.  A delicious catered lunch at the Slingerland Pavilion will follow the hike.
    
RSVP by October 20, 2017
 

 

Past Hikes and Happenings

Celebrating Earth Day! “Outdoor Fun At Duck Pond”  

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 members of the Preserver Membership Program enjoyed a fun-filled and scenic round-trip group hike from the Testimonial Gateway to Duck Pond led by Megan Napoli, Research Ecologist, and Christy Belardo, Education Outreach Coordinator that included selected readings by Henry David Thoreau from Preserver member, Michael Schleifer.  

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.