While a majority of state parks do not charge this time of year the few parks that do such as Niagara Falls in Niagara County, Walkway Over the Hudson in Dutchess and Ulster counties, Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County, Minnewaska State Park
Preserve in Ulster County, Connetquot River State Park Preserve and Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Suffolk County and others are waiving the standard vehicle entry fee for Black Friday, November 24.
Southern pine beetles have been found across Long Island and have also been captured in traps in the Hudson River Valley near Bear Mountain, Minnewaska State Park
, Schunnemunk State Park and in Roosa Gap State Forest.
Three different sites were sampled in Minnewaska State Park
(Route 44, Garage, Castle Point), three in the Ice Caves area (Lake Maratanza, Ice Caves, a wet site with Sphagnum moss) and three in the Mohonk Preserve (Trapp's Bridge, Bonticou Crag, Johanson Parcel).
This property is now Minnewaska State Park
I decided to take it to the next level by learning to identify some new birds (especially warblers) on early morning hikes in nearby Minnewaska State Park
Preserve, which has a Bird Conservation Area that is part of the Northern Shawangunk Mountains Important Bird Area.
The Palisades Parks Conservancy seeks bids for a design/build restoration of the Stony Kill Area at Minnewaska State Park
* Minnewaska State Park
(managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission)
A network of 19th-century carriage roads and extensive trails connect the grounds of the well-known Mohonk House private inn, the lands of the non-profit Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park
, presenting the reader with more than enough incentive to visit the area.
The Minnewaska State Park
Preserve offers 20 miles of groomed cross-country trails with spectacular views.
In Minnewaska State Park
Preserve in Ulster County, the Gunks Off-Road Patrol, or "GORP," is recruiting and training volunteer mountain bikers to assist all trail users, and help minimize conflicts on the shared use of 26 miles of carriage-ways.
Tom Cobb is manager of Minnewaska State Park
in New Paltz, NYS Trails Coordinator and charter member of the NYS Birdlife Advisory Committee.
Minnewaska State Park
was designated by the Nature Conservancy as one of the "75 great places in the Western Hemisphere." A 50-mile network of carriageways invites easy exploration of the park in all seasons, including winter cross-country skiing.