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.

 

Past Hikes and Happenings

Trekking Around Spring Farm

 
Saturday, October 28th. 9 am
Spring Farm, High Falls, NY
 
Members of the Preserver Membership Program enjoyed “Trekking Around Spring Farm” with Glenn Hoagland, President, who led the final group hike of the 2017 fall season on October 28th.   Following the hike was a scrumptious catered lunch at the Slingerland Pavilion.  
    
 

A Leaf Peeping Adventure on the Land

 
Saturday, October 21st, 9 AM
Coxing Trailhead, Gardiner, NY
 
“Leaf Peeping” on the Old Minnewaska Trail was one of the highlights of the October 21st Preserver Member Group Hike led by Ed Pestone, Land & Boundary Steward, and Megan Napoli, Research Ecologist.
 

“An Autumn Hike Through Time” 

The Preserver Membership Program kicked off its 2017 fall group hike season on Saturday, September 30, 2017 with “An Autumn Hike Through Time” led by Paul Huth, Director of Research Emeritus.  21 participants were treated to an exclusive outing to the Enderly Burial Ground and a trek up Kings Lane to the saddle between Dickie Barre and Ronde Barre to explore the Osterhoudt and Washburn farm sites.
 

Mohonk Preserve Member Wine & Jazz Social

 
Members enjoyed 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.

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.