Public Programs at the Mohonk Preserve

Saturday, May 22nd, 6:30-9:30am.   Mohonk Preserve – Outing for Experienced Birders.

Join a Mohonk Preserve Volunteer and fellow birders for this unique morning at the Preserve. Explore remote habitats for a chance to glimpse diverse species. This program is for experienced birders only. Bring your own binoculars. Children ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2-mile hike. Reservations are required; sign up begins 5/3. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Saturday, May 22nd, 11am and 1pm (weather permitting).  Mohonk Preserve Interpretive Program “How Did the Rope Get Up There?  History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing” and “Ecology and People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday and Today.”

No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. These programs will last approximately 20 minutes and involve a gentle stroll.  They will be offered by Mohonk Preserve Rangers who are experienced rock climbers. The interpretive programs are free but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or purchase a $10 day pass to access the land.  The day pass allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership.  Children 12 and under are free.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 22nd, 10am-4pm.  Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Hike – Sky Top Loop.

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a strenuous, 8-mile hike with rock scrambling, led by Tonda Highley (255-9933). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership). There will be a potluck afterwards.

Sunday, May 23rd, 10am-12noon.  Mohonk Preserve – Family Forest Romp.

Join Garrick Bryant, Naturalist Educator, and bring the whole gang for a memorable morning exploring fields and forests on footpaths and carriage roads. The hike will end at our scenic pavilion for lunch, and may include some forest games. The program will be held rain or shine. Dress for the weather and bring lunch and water. Children ages 6 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a moderate, 2-mile hike. Reservations are required; sign up begins 5/10. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership). Children 12 and under are free.

Sunday, May 23rd, 11am and 1pm (weather permitting).  Mohonk Preserve Interpretive Program “How Did the Rope Get Up There?  History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing” and “Ecology and People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday and Today.”

No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. These programs will last approximately 20 minutes and involve a gentle stroll.  They will be offered by Mohonk Preserve Rangers who are experienced rock climbers. The interpretive programs are free but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or purchase a $10 day pass to access the land.  The day pass allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership.  Children 12 and under are free.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, May 23rd, 10am-4pm.  Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Hike – Millbrook Mountain.

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a strenuous, 10-mile hike led by Gary Curasi (534-2886). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Wednesday, May 26th, 9:30am-1:30pm.  Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – Bonticou Crag.

The Bob Babb Wednesday Walks welcome adults of all ages and levels of ability.  No reservations are required.  Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. This is a strenuous, 4-mile hike with optional rock scrambling. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Saturday, May 29th, 11am and 1pm (weather permitting).  Mohonk Preserve Interpretive Program “How Did the Rope Get Up There?  History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing” and “Ecology and People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday and Today.”

No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. These programs will last approximately 20 minutes and involve a gentle stroll.  They will be offered by Mohonk Preserve Rangers who are experienced rock climbers. The interpretive programs are free but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or purchase a $10 day pass to access the land.  The day pass allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership.  Children 12 and under are free.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 29th, 9:30am-4:30pm.  Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Hike – Napanoch Point.

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a strenuous, 10-mile hike with rock scrambling, led by William Sullivan (635-8313). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Sunday, May 30th, 11am and 1pm (weather permitting).  Mohonk Preserve Interpretive Program “How Did the Rope Get Up There?  History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing” and “Ecology and People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday and Today.”

No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. These programs will last approximately 20 minutes and involve a gentle stroll.  They will be offered by Mohonk Preserve Rangers who are experienced rock climbers. The interpretive programs are free but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or purchase a $10 day pass to access the land.  The day pass allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership.  Children 12 and under are free.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, May 30th, 10am-4pm.  Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Hike – Top of the Gunks.

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a strenuous, 8-mile hike with rock scrambling, led by John Kenney (436-6046). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Wednesday, June 2nd, 9:30am-1:30pm.  Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – Millbrook Ridge Loop.

The Bob Babb Wednesday Walks welcome adults of all ages and levels of ability.  No reservations are required.  Meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead. This is a moderate to strenuous, 4-mile hike. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Saturday, June 5th, 1-5pm.  Mohonk Preserve – A Celebration of Children in Nature: No Child Left Inside Day!

Join us to celebrate 25 years of kids learning in nature! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of playing in the woods, searching for critters, and building stick forts. Enjoy an interactive concert featuring eco-entertainer extraordinaire, Billy B: Natural Science Song and Dance Man. There is a full event schedule at www.mohonkpreserve.org. Free hand lenses for the first 100 kids! All ages are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are required. This program will be held at the Mohonk Preserve Slingerland Pavilion at Spring Farm weather permitting.  In case of inclement weather check the Preserve website, www.mohonkpreserve.org, for updates. This program is free.

Saturday, June 5th, 11am and 1pm (weather permitting).  Mohonk Preserve Interpretive Program “How Did the Rope Get Up There?  History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing” and “Ecology and People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday and Today.”

No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. These programs will last approximately 20 minutes and involve a gentle stroll.  They will be offered by Mohonk Preserve Rangers who are experienced rock climbers. The interpretive programs are free but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or purchase a $10 day pass to access the land.  The day pass allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership.  Children 12 and under are free.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, June 5th, 9:30am-4pm.  Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Hike – Stokes Loop.

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a strenuous, 8-mile hike, led by John Upton (229-6217). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. This program is free to Mohonk Preserve members and $10 for non-members (includes a day pass which allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership).

Sunday, June 6th, 11am and 1pm (weather permitting).  Mohonk Preserve Interpretive Program “How Did the Rope Get Up There?  History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing” and “Ecology and People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday and Today.”

No reservations required. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. These programs will last approximately 20 minutes and involve a gentle stroll.  They will be offered by Mohonk Preserve Rangers who are experienced rock climbers. The interpretive programs are free but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or purchase a $10 day pass to access the land.  The day pass allows hiking access to Preserve lands for a full day, sunrise to sunset, and can be credited for up to two weeks towards a membership.  Children 12 and under are free.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, June 6th, 9:30am-4pm. Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Hike – Two Falls.

Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve Peterskill Lot. This is a strenuous, 8-mile hike, led by Joyce Depew (692-6429). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. There is a parking fee per car for this program.

Located in five Ulster County towns, the Mohonk Preserve is a mountain refuge – for people and nature.  It is a haven for wildlife, a living museum, and a sanctuary where visitors can come to reflect and be restored. The Preserve’s mission is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains by inspiring people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world.

Visitors are welcome on Preserve lands and at the Visitor Center, which has exhibits, trails, and a nature shop.  Preserve lands are open sunrise to sunset every day, and a current membership or day entry pass is required to access the lands.  Admission to the Visitor Center is always free. For more information and Visitor Center hours of operation, visit www.mohonkpreserve.org, or call the Preserve at (845) 255-0919.

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