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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Closes in 2 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great scenery

Went here on a Sunday afternoon. Walked about 7 miles total. Great trails of all different levels... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hancock, New York
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Great swim and hike

First time here visiting with friends and kids. Awesome place. Was looking foreword to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ewa K
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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“awosting falls”(31 reviews)
“great hiking”(20 reviews)
“carriage roads”(19 reviews)
Formerly the grounds of a hotel, this park offers stunning vistas and uncrowded trails.
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5281 Route 44 55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545
+1 845-255-0752
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here on a Sunday afternoon. Walked about 7 miles total. Great trails of all different levels. Places to swim. We walked from lake Minnewaska to lake awosting. Wanted to start from Sam's point but parking was full.

Thank pat9doerr11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Minnewaska in the Catskills is a beaut! The lake itself is tranquil and visually pleasing as far as the eye can see. It has a nice little area for swimming or just relaxing by. The carriage trails are double wide, very suitable for biking...More

Thank geojgervasi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here visiting with friends and kids. Awesome place. Was looking foreword to see the water clear blue but the water has turn it’s color. We only swam here. We will try hiking next time in the fall. It sure is amazing park to...More

Thank Ewa K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you Google the address for the Minnewaska State Park Preserve, when you type the address listed into your GPS it brings you right to this. We came from Albany NY area and took exit 18 to get here, my husband took exit 19 to...More

2  Thank Becky E
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We borrowed an Empire Pass from our library for the weekend. We would not have paid ten dollars to park on such a cloudy day, but were willing to risk getting rained on since we had the pass. It was wonderful to be able to...More

4  Thank karemore
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful falls.The lake is quite deep.The trail is easy to walk,like 30 minutes a round trip.The creek is quiet.

Thank Yinan L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The walk around the lake is an easy stroll for young kids and old alike. Beautiful in all seasons. Parking can run out on the summer/fall weekends

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 16 July 2018

$10/CAR entrance fee. Once you pay, there is no help around that we could find. You have to ask for a map and then the map is very difficult to read. At the minimum, there should be a color coded board that you could refer...More

6  Thank DCNC
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a park to do a quick hike on the way down from a wedding in Lake George, NY. We didn’t want to do anything lengthy, just an easy hike up to 2 hrs. Well this place was perfect! There are a...More

Thank anushina
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a beautiful pristine park that has something for everyone. I highly recommend everyone pack a picnic and explore for the day! I would bring or wear footwear that you can cool off in the clear crisp streams that are bubbling through the trails.

4  Thank jeanranni
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28 August 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
The web site lists the period during which parking fees are collected, although it lists 2017 dates. One would expect that 2018 would be similar. If so, that would mean that currently the fee would be collected starting at... More
14 August 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really an expert on Uber/Lyft in the MHV, but I would expect it would be pretty straightforward to get from the train station to the park. Returning is probably also pretty straightforward, but you're probably going... More
Solomon S
19 July 2018|
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Response from Kennethcolesiny | Reviewed this property |
never saw one