- Minnewaska State Park is situated in Ulster County on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge that rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level. The terrain is rugged and rocky, blanketed by dense hardwood forest encircling two lakes. Clear streams cut into valleys, incising sheer cliffs and ledges and emerging in waterfalls. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing are very popular activities. Visitors also enjoy swimming, picnicking, boating and marveling at the scenery.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve offers a swimming beach, hiking trails, equestrian trails, picnicking, recreation programs, cross-country skiing in winter and hunting in season.
Minnewaska State Park is located in the Shawangunk Mountains west of New Palitz along US 44 / SR 55.
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