Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Shawangunk Mountains Region

41.731184, -74.234434

Two beautiful "sky lakes" on the site of two former hotels with more than 50 miles of trails and carriageways and numerous scenic views

Minnewaska State Park Preserve was once the site of two mountaintop hotels.  Many of the scenic trails and historic carriageways wind their way around two "sky lakes."  Lake Minnewaska and Lake Awosting are the centerpieces of the park preserve, from which most other scenic attractions can be reached.  These lakes are well known for the exceptional clarity of their water and their aquamarine...

Park Acreage:

22123.00 acres



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Contact Information

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Minnewaska State Park Preserve


(845) 255-0752


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July 13, 2013
On Saturday, July 6, I hiked/ran the Lower Awosting Carriage Road from the parking lot all the way to Lake Awosting and I am happy to report that the bridge over the Fly Brook has been rebuilt and the road has been resurfaced/improved in that area -- it is fully open.
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January 06, 2013
Great walk to Awosting Falls at Minnewaska State Park  Bring your camera.   These falls are just a short distance from the entrance to the park. The stream feeding the falls flows out of Lake Awosting Falls   Carriage Road: closed at the waterfall  
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