Hike Wine in the Shawangunks
The twin jewels of Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve are situated on the spectacular Shawangunk Mountain ridge that climb more than 2,000 feet above sea level.
Two of the most unique and beautiful parks in the New York State park system, they boast numerous crystalline “sky” lakes, abundant waterfalls, and too many cliff edged views than we can count. Miles of both easy going carriageways and rugged foot paths eagerly await for us to explore.
The scenic overlooks afford unparalleled views of the white colored cliffs and valley below. We’ll experience the added bonus of vivid fall foliage which should be in full swing. Some of the areas of interest we may visit include the 60 ft plunge of Awosting Falls, Lake Minnewaska with it’s high cliff walls, the stunning views from Millbrook Mountain and Gertrude’s, and the gentle carriageways of Castle Point. We will round out our day by rewarding ourselves with stops along the celebrated Wine Trail outside of New Paltz and sample some fine wines from the local vineyards.
All trip details and final trip itinerary will be e-mailed to all registered guests the week prior to the trip date.
|Trip Date: Saturday - April 14, 2012|
|Departure: 7:45 a.m. for check-in. Corner of W31st Street and 8th Avenues - on the steps of the US Post Office building across from MSG and Penn Station.|
|Return: 7:30 p.m. (approximately)|
|Trip Rating: Moderate – We will hike for approximately 5 hours and cover approx. 7 miles on wide carriageways and rugged foot paths with plenty of stops along the way to enjoy the views. (learn more)|
|What's Included: Trip includes all transportation costs, licensed guides, park fees, continental breakfast, picnic lunch and wine tasting.|
|What to Bring: Wear comfortable and broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. Dress appropriately for the season and in layers - this means have the ability to take tops on/off as needed to keep you comfortable. Rain jacket/pants/hat are strongly suggested if the weather is uncertain. Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick are recommended. If you are not sure, bring more clothing than you think you need – extra items can be left in the van or carried in your backpack. Bring a small daypack to carry your stuff – extra clothes, snacks, water, camera, our provided picnic lunch, etc..|
Hike & Wine Tasting in the Shawangunks
Transportation Option $59 (59 early bird)
Drive Yourself Option $39
Coupon Discounts are applied at the shopping cart