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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Gertrude's Nose!

TripAdvisor reviews guided my husband and me to this terrific state park. We started our day with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlottesville Virginia
SOS Triathlon

Well worth the $10 per car price of price of admission. The trails are well marked in the park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Reviewed 1 week ago

TripAdvisor reviews guided my husband and me to this terrific state park. We started our day with a quick walk from the lower parking lot to the waterfall. We weren't the only ones there, but the sun was shining and the sun sparkled through that...More

Thank WanderingGrammy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the $10 per car price of price of admission. The trails are well marked in the park. The lake is beautiful with lots of majestic cliff views. Very clean.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked to Peters Kill Falls on Sept. 1st. It was a beautiful day for a hike. Bonus was, there was nobody in the booth to collect the $10 per car load to park to do the hike. There are paths to hike to the falls...More

Thank worldtraveller715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have time for a full hike, but took in some nice views around the lake. Hopefully future trips would reveal more interesting trails. The trail along the lake, such as it was, was a bit *too* groomed for my liking. That said, the...More

Thank ErPr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Climbing the road to Minnewaska, a state park in the middle of the Shawgunk Mountains, one is reminded of the switchback and horseshoe turns more closely associated with the Sierras. A 30-minute drive from the pleasant town of New Paltz and you will find yourself...More

1  Thank sciguy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a $12 entrance fee and parking close to this trail. We went early on a Monday morning, with only a couple hours to spare, to walk the 2 mile loop trail around the Minnewaska Lake. It was an easy walk (if you don't mind...More

1  Thank SharonPat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While walking down Huegenot Street in New Paltz, local woman stopped us to chat. She strongly suggested visiting Minnewaska State Park. We had never heard of it - even as life-time New Yorkers. It is a nature preserve located in Kerhonkson NY - northwest of...More

1  Thank BONNIE T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is particularly good for bike riding and long walks. Both activities are made easy by the wide carriage roads, which are relatively flat. Go to Lake Awosting if you have time. Lake Minnewaska is lovely but often crowded. Awosting is not, nor is...More

1  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it's one of the beautiful places what u can miss out in any season summer to go hike enjoy the scenic views around you it's enjoyable for all ages from about 7 and up. It's a amazing nice gorgeous place you should not miss it...More

Thank marty344
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We only did the Lake Mineewaska loop trail - a 2 mile hike around the lake. Path was clearly marked. Kids (ages 4, 8, 10, 12) all has fun walking, climbing on rocks next to the path and finding the orange path markers on the...More

3  Thank melissa l
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2 September 2017|
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Response from laurenceb284 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of steep drop-offs, but unless you have actively suicidal dogs it won't be a problem. The trails are definitely wide enough to stay away from the cliffs.
Flo G
21 August 2017|
Response from melissa l | Reviewed this property |
$10 to enter park. That includes everything
Michelle P
17 July 2017|
Response from Gl0betr0tter_NYC | Reviewed this property |
The uphill road is in a moderate grade, not steep. You can drive with ease.