Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Emily serves up another brilliant post for family adventuring – this time check out … Minnewaska State Park Preserve!

New York Family Adventures

New York State Parks keep amazing us with their abundant waterfalls, mountains, hiking, and gorgeous scenic views! On our quest to explore more of the state’s natural wonders, we planned a visit to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley– New York’s largest state preserve at 22,000 acres! Our spring visit was full of rushing waters, icy rocks, snowy foot paths, and a frozen lake. Our summer visit was a motivating exploration of the trails that led us to the highest scenic overlooks.

Panoramic of frozen Lake Minnewaska, New York State Preserve

About the Preserve

0D0B56E7-94D5-4962-99F2-9B8D59C55EA9Minnewaska State Park Preserve sits on the breathtaking Shawangunk Mountain ridge, “which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, 35 miles of carriage roads and 50 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk…

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