3197 Route 44/55

Gardiner, NY 12525

(845) 255-0919




The Mohonk Preserve protects the Shawangunk Mountains of New York by inspiring people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world.

As a non-profit nature preserve, we safeguard and manage nearly 7,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique 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 70 miles of carriage roads and trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. The internationally renowned “Gunks” cliffs offer over 1,000 technical rock climbing routes. From the Preserve, you can also access a broader network of carriage roads and trails along the Shawangunk Ridge.


Non Profit Nature Preserve


hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, visitor center with exhibits