A Summer Day Trip to Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Beautiful shot of a hawk sitting on the edge of a rocky ledge with green mountain trees in background

A hawk perched in the Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Some like it hot, some like it cold. Some prefer salty while others prefer sweet. Some like to relax while others like to explore. No matter what kind of vacation you are looking for, we can promise you’ll find the Hudson Valley to be a goldmine for all tastes. We meet guests who come for the wine, others who come for the arts and culture, and some for the dining and shopping. Many come for the beautiful scenery and Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a great place to check out the next time you stay at our bed and breakfast.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a popular recreational hot spot in the Hudson Valley. It sits amid the towering Shawangunk Mountains and is less than an hour from our bed and breakfast, making it a great place to spend a day.  It is open every day from 9 a.m. to dusk and parking is just $10 per vehicle. This place, in addition to its natural beauty, offers folks a myriad of things to do from scenic picnic areas to challenging back-country hiking to rock climbing and swimming.

If you are looking for a great place to explore on foot, Minnewaska offers adventurers over 85 miles of trails. Take a guided hike or head out on your own. Be sure to bring good hiking shoes, plenty of water and grab a trail map at the parking booth. There are numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, and many beautiful views to be found so take your time to enjoy this amazing area. Swimming is allowed from mid-August through early September but only in designated areas on the lakes when lifeguards are on duty.

Nearby, you might also like to check out the DM Weil Gallery, Historic Huguenot Street, and the Robibero Family Vineyards. There are endless things to do and we would love to help you plan a getaway truly tailored to your needs. Book online with us today – the summer is already a month in so don’t delay! Contact us anytime if we can help answer any questions you may have about our gorgeous bed and breakfast or the Hudson Valley area.

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