New York City, NY

Mohonk Preserve, NY: Incredible Hiking Trip from NYC

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So finally you have decided to set off for hiking this upcoming weekend and bow you are looking for some very adventurous and thrilling places!

Well, you have landed at the right place. In this article, you will find out how you can spend a day hiking in Mohonk Preserve, New York.
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How should you start?

Rent a car or take a bus that can take you to New Paltz from Manhattan.

The ride usually takes around 2 hours but can be lessened if you choose a professional and experienced driver.

Or you can alternatively, take either the Metro North (commuter train) from Grand Central or Amtrak from Penn Station to Poughkeepsie, NY which is a very scenic train ride and takes about 1 1/2 hrs.

Poughkeepsie, NY is about 15-20 minutes from New Paltz and around 20-30 minutes from Mohonk.

After reaching Mohonk Preserve, you will have to seek a hiking pass that will be a valid token for you. There will be many hiking guides that will direct you on how and where you should start. On the other hand, you can use a hiking map also.

What you will see and experience?

Explore the beautiful rocks and cliffs which will come on your way. Every mountain has a different history that reflects the past. When you reach the maximum height you will notice the entire Mohonk and that will be the most thrilling experience for you.

When you are done with your hiking the next thing you should go for is the woods. You will get to see an amazing view of lake Mohonk alongside the cliff.

It is by far the best place where you can capture amazing photos and fill up your album with. The Mohonk resort is a special place which is attracted by most visitors.

After a deadly hiking trail, it is sure to have hunger pangs!
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A mountain house is a good option for lunch and dinner. The food is served quickly and hot and is ensured to be stomach-friendly. Whoever has eaten the meals in the mountain house has all praised the cook.

Though the dinner served is made sure to be light and gentle a walk after a meal is a must. You can go for it in the woods and experience the light breezy winds which will leave you fresh and energized.

Final verdict

Hiking and trekking is not a piece of cake for everyone. If you are not well experienced in it then you should seek assistance from a professional instructor to avoid any mishap.

Many experienced hikers also injure themselves but emergency first aid is a great deal of rescue.

It is suggested that those who have high altitude problems such as asthma or breathing issues should refrain from the Mohonk mountain because of the low air pressure on the top. However, it is a great deal of adventure and thrill for those who long for it.

When will you be heading to Mohonk? Let us know in the comments below.

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