About Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is located on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. Listed as "Best Park""by Hudson Valley Magazine. There are 35 miles of carriage roads, 50 miles of foot paths, four sky lakes and several waterfalls. Hiking, rock climbing cliffs and bouldering, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, boating, picnicking, swimming, snowshoeing and snowshoe rentals. The terrain is rugged and rocky, blanketed by dense forests encircling three sky lakes. Clear streams cut into valleys, incising sheer cliffs and ledges emerge as waterfalls. Guided hikes and nature programs are provided for the public every month. Day fee for non-members. The Park Preserve opens daily at 9 a.m., April 1 - December 1 (weather permitting). Call for ski conditions, closing times and fees. No pets.

Location Details

Loading Map...
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Learn More on Our Website

Keep Planning Your Visit

Get lost on purpose in this beautiful, historic and soulful area in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

Where to stay icon

Where to Stay

Posh hotels, retro-inspired inns, tricked-out cabins and cozy B&Bs are just some of the lodging options.

Explore Where to Stay
Places to eat icon

Places to Eat & Drink

Find an abundance of fine restaurants, acclaimed chefs, hand-crafted beer and wine, and award-winning spirits.

Explore Places to Eat & Drink

About Rochester

Rochester — including the hamlets of Accord and Kerhonkson — boasts the largest number of continuously inhabited old-stone houses in New York. But history is only one part of the area’s allure.

® I LOVE NEW YORK is a registered trademark and service mark of the New York State Department of Economic Development; used with permission.