Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve, located just 90 miles outside of New York City, is New York's largest nonprofit nature preserve.

Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve, located just 90 miles outside of New York City, is New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve. Founded in 1962, Mohonk Preserve has long been revered as a place of recreation, reflection and restoration. The preserve protects and manages over 8,000 acres of forests, mountains, fields, streams and ponds.

At the preserve, you can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and rock climbing. The Mohonk Preserve is regarded as one of the top hiking and climbing destinations in North America.

Through Mohonk Preserve, you can embark on a 4.5-mile hike to Mohonk Mountain House and to the Sky Top Tower. Going through Mohonk Preserve is also a popular way to hike the Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze trail. One of the most popular activities at the preserve is rock climbing. While hiking through, you’ll often hear voices from above of rock climbers taking on the rock walls.

While at the preserve, you may be interested in visiting the nearby town of New Paltz. Learn more about New Paltz here.



Three sessions: SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH. (8:30A.M-10:30A.M)

SATURDAY, APRIL, 3RD (8:30A.M-10:30A.M)

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST. (8:30A.M-10:30A.M)

Join Jane Dobson, Mindful Nature Guide, in the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Dobson will guide participants through a two-hour session where they learn how to destress from the pressures of everyday life and reconnect to the present moment. The class will be held outdoors and participants are expected to wear face masks. To register for Forest Bathing, head to their website and sign up now.

“The view at the preserve is as beautiful as the pictures online. Definitely worth the trip to check out.”

—Anthony S., Trip Advisor

Take Amtrak to Mohonk Preserve

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Station in Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

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Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Hudson Valley has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!