Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz

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The Mohonk Preserve is a nature preserve in the Shawangunk Ridge, 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City in Ulster County, New York. The preserve has over 8,000 acres (32 km2) of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams, with over 70 miles (110 km) of carriage roads and 40 miles (64 km) of trails for hiking, cycling, trail running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. It is also a major destination for rock climbers, hosting 50,000 climbers each year who enjoy more than 1,000 climbing routes.
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  • I absolutely love this place! I won a free weekend back in 2020 before the lockdown so this was a weekend that was a long time in coming. I requested a Victorian Tower room. The food was exquisite....  more
    I absolutely love this place! I won a free weekend back in 2020 before the lockdown so this was a weekend that was a long time in coming. I requested a Victorian Tower room. The food was exquisite....  more »
  • I love Mohonk Preserve. We traveled there in the Fall and stayed at the Mohonk Mountainhouse. We were able to bike on the rocks to the edge of them which offers amazing views. Very exhilirating! 
    I love Mohonk Preserve. We traveled there in the Fall and stayed at the Mohonk Mountainhouse. We were able to bike on the rocks to the edge of them which offers amazing views. Very exhilirating!  more »
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  • It’s so peaceful and Beautiful.. the view to nature at the top of the sky tower is as you can almost touch the clouds…you can feel the historical vibe. .. and just walking at your pace and breathing the fresh air and smelling the cedar and pines tress .. just awesome.
  • I highly recommend you pay Mohonk Preserve a visit if you’re ever in the area. The hike to Bonticou Crag isn’t very strenuous, and it makes for a great adventure with beautiful views. Whether you’re looking to get outside and enjoy some fresh air or are just making your way through the area, the Mohonk Preserve is well worth checking out. Take care!

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