Hours of Operation
Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.
Park Notice: Minnewaska's Carriage Roads are closed for biking effective 11/26/14 due to snow and ice. Rock Climbing is closed effective 11/26/14 until further notice. Please call the park office at 845-255-0752 for updates to current permitted activities and current conditions.
- Park Preserve Winter Hours:
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 7 pm Starting March 8th
9 am - 4:30 pm
- Winter Info: A per person trail fee is required to access the trails groomed for cross country skiing. Snowshoeing, hiking and pets are not permitted on groomed cross country ski trails. Empire Passports cannot be used for cross country skiing fees, but do cover the vehicle use fee charged for winter hiking and snowshoe access, on trails designated for those activities.
- Minnewaska Nature Center Hours:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day until Columbus Day;
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Staff will be either at the Nature Center or out in the Park leading public programs during these time slots. When the building is closed, an information center will be available on the porch to assist patrons with questions about the Park Preserve.
Swimming: Closed for the 2014 Season
- Deer hunting is allowed in specific sections of the park during season. Please contact the park directly or visit Minnewaska's hunting page for permit information.