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December 2020

Hike to Echo Rock and Patterson’s Pellet at Minnewaska

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an early winter walk along four carriage roads to reach the Echo Rock and Patterson’s Pellet scenic views. Carriage road walking is relatively easy. Approximately six-mile round trip walk. If the carriage roads at Lake Minnewaska are groomed for cross-country skiing, the location for this hike will change. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a…

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Tuesday Trek: Mossy Glen Meander at Minnewaska

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, will lead this three-and-a-half-mile hike that will follow along the edges of the Peter’s Kill. This trail does have some tricky footing, including potentially slippery rocks and exposed tree roots, but the other half of this route, which follows along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, is an easy stroll. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum…

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Hike: Take in all the Scenic Views from Lake Minnewaska and Beacon Hill

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a relaxing four-mile hike around picturesque Lake Minnewaska and along the cliff-edge Beacon Hill hiking loop. This modest outing, which features both footpath and carriage road walking. Arrive early to check out the gorgeous new Minnewaska Visitor Center! Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part…

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Two Views for One Hike at Minnewaska

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a two-mile hike to two scenic overlooks in the Peter’s Kill Area, both of which feature stunning views. Hike a short distance on the Red Loop and Bullwheel Footpaths to reach the High Peter’s Kill Footpath. While the distance is relatively short, there are a few moderate hills, which may be difficult for some. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total…

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Tuesday Trek: Scenic Views from the White Cliffs: Millbrook Mountain Hike at Minnewaska

December 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this five-mile long hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear trail shoes. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep…

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Hike to Echo Rock at Minnewaska

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately four-mile round trip walk along two carriage roads to reach Echo Rock. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

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January 2021

First Day Hike at Minnewaska: All the Scenic Views from Lake Minnewaska and Beacon Hill

January 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Join a Park Educator, for a relaxing four-mile hike around picturesque Lake Minnewaska and along the cliff-edge Beacon Hill hiking loop. The footpath can have slippery roots and rocks that some may find challenging to navigate.Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Visitor…

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