Mohonk Preserve

to protect the Shawangunk Mountains of New York by inspiring people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world.

We safeguard and manage nearly 7,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places. Education programs for children and adults promote understanding of and excitement about nature. The "living laboratory" of Preserve lands advances scientific knowledge on critical environmental issues.

At the Preserve, you can enjoy scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and peace & quiet--all just 90 miles from New York City. There are carriage roads and trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. The internationally renowned “Gunks” cliffs offer world-class technical rock climbing routes. From the Preserve, you can also access a broader network of carriage roads and trails along the Shawangunk Ridge.


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Contact Mohonk Preserve

Jennifer Garofalini
Director of Land Protection
1000 Mountain Rest Road
PO Box 715
New Paltz, New York  12561-0715
Phone: (845) 255-5969
Fax: (845) 255-1018


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  • New York