Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

"Stewardship is not an abstract concept. It means physical maintenance, ecosystem research, long-range planning, and constant evaluation ..." The Mohonk Trust Newsletter No. 20, 1974

What We Do

A Heritage of Preservation in Harmony with Nature

With origins dating back to 1963, Mohonk Preserve has long been a place of recreation, reflection, and restoration. Through the support of our members, donors, and partners, the Preserve has been a leading voice for conservation, speaking with passion and authority to safeguard the natural lands in the Shawangunks, the Hudson Valley, and beyond.

Today, Mohonk Preserve protects and manages in perpetuity over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique environments. As New York State's largest nonprofit nature preserve, every year we welcome 200,000 visitors who come to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, ski, and study and enjoy nature.

To accomplish our goal of protecting one of the region's most treasured and beautiful places for generations to come, we conduct programs in four key areas:


creates a living laboratory on the land.Learn more »


nurtures excitement about nature.Learn more »


saves high priorty land on the ridge.Learn more »


balances protection with recreation.Learn more »