Lifestyle Business: Nature Preserves and Parks

Surrounded by a 40,000 acre natural area, you are truly a world apart in our award-winning Spa, was voted the Number Two Spa on Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States for 2012. We're so excited about this recent award and we want to celebrate with you! The Spa has also been recognized as one of the top three hotel and resort spas in the United States and Canada by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The Spa features 16 treatment rooms, a solarium with stone fireplace, and an outdoor heated mineral pool. Overnight guests can also enjoy our indoor heated swimming pool with underwater surround sound, comprehensive fitness center, and classes—choose from among yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, aerobics, and water classes. Delight in a full menu of services in our Spa and salon, including unique Signature Treatments. Pairing the best of Old World charm with modern amenities, our Hudson Valley spa offers a welcome retreat. For additional information or to book spa service appointments, please call 877-877-2664. You may also email us at
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
(877) 877-2664
What We Do A Heritage of Preservation in Harmony with Nature With origins dating back to 1963, Mohonk Preserve has long been a place of recreation, reflection, and restoration. Through the support of our members, donors, and partners, the Preserve has been a leading voice for conservation, speaking with passion and authority to safeguard the natural lands in the Shawangunks, the Hudson Valley, and beyond. Today, Mohonk Preserve protects and manages in perpetuity over 7,500 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique environments. As New York State's largest nonprofit nature preserve, every year we welcome 150,000 visitors who come to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, ski, and study and enjoy nature. To accomplish our goal of protecting one of the region's most reasured and beautiful palces for generations to come, we conduct programs in four key areas: CONSERVATION SCIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION LAND PROTECTION LAND STEWARDSHIP. Fax: 845-255-1018
3197 Route 44/55
Gardiner, NY 12525
(845) 255-0919
Town park and recreation field, little league games and special events.
Mescal Hornbeck Community Center
56 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 679-2113
Highland, Ulster County (251 acres)—Scenic Hudson initially protected (and continues to manage) this stunning landscape, now owned by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and named in memory of Frances "Franny" Reese (1917-2003), Scenic Hudson's guiding spirit. Its 2.5 miles of trails follow in part an historic carriage road that passes the ruins of a 19th-century estate, while an overlook affords superb views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and the City of Poughkeepsie. A link connects the park to the Walkway Loop Trail. Park Features •Access via train •Biking •Bird watching/nature study •Dog walking (on leash) •Food nearby •Hiking •Picnicking •X-country skiing&snowshoeing (ungroomed trails)
Macks Ln
Highland, NY 12528
130 acres with 2-mile wooded trail starting at dramatic suspension bridge across Black Creek leading to rocky Hudson River shoreline. Great for nature study. Year-round, dawn to dusk.
180-203 Route 9W
Esopus, NY 12429