Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson

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  • Visited Memorial Day on our way home. Took a short walk and enjoyed the visitor center. On our to do list for our August vacation.  more »
  • This is the perfect place for a nice day trip in the upstate NY area that is reasonably close to NYC. The hikes around the lake are very easy and some are even disability/wheelchair friendly. The...  more »
  • Casual easy walk from Awosting Parking Lot off Route 44-55 to the beautiful Awosting Falls. Peaceful sounds of the waters swiftly running over rocks alongside the state park walk- until you round.....  more »
  • Our experience could have been better. You can not bring coolers or picnic with the kids in the swimming area and there are no signs or displayed information on this until you get to the swimming area. On the plus side, there are numerous trails and beautiful nature hikes. The sky lake offers a unique swimming experience as it is a dead volcano at the top of the mountain and scuba diving is allowed.
  • The falls are easily accessible. It takes about 20 minutes from the parking lot to the top of the falls. Just follow the red trail. The steps are remarkably well constructed for a place so deep in the nature. The last 5 min were a bit more challenging but our almost 5-year old was able to master it all with a bit of help.
  • Beautiful Park! We decided to do a hike that was 4.3 miles (Castle Point Carriage Road hike) thinking that was a loop ended up being 9 miles in the end! I think the sign should be updated to include loop around time. No one was really going through the path mainly bikers. It was still a beautiful hike! Great views and I’d say moderate difficulty is about right. Make sure you have water with you.
  • Beautiful natural preserve, great place to hike and to swim. There is a roped off swimming hole for family swimming with lifeguards during daylight hours. No cooking or food vendors, so pack a picnic. Lots of well marked maps and trails, helpful guides throughout, as well as restrooms.
  • We went there this weekend for a getaway and it was a beautiful experience. I took my toddler (2 yrs old) and she enjoyed it throughly. Area is kids friendly and also very easy to track. Bring your water , soft drinks or food. there is a small picnic area near the lake and view is amazing. You can go to lake or falls both via car or by hiking , we took hiking as it was great weather and close to nature. for toddler I will suggest to take stroller or two wheeler which every is comfortable. This place is a must go place you will love it there.

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