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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Kerhonkson, NY, is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners as they explore the area, which is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, and features numerous waterfalls, crystalline sky lakes, dense forests, sheer cliffs, streams, and fifty miles of footpaths. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, camping, picnic or bathing areas or on walkways. They are not permitted on the cross-country ski trails when they are groomed and open for cross-country skiing only. Minnewaska State Park Preserve's hours vary seasonally, so dog owners should call ahead or check its website before planning their outing. Visit Website

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Minnewaska State Park Preserve has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 by 528 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Joyce
    Jun. 10, 2022
    Beware of Ticks

    The park itself is absolutely amazing but upon arrival, my baby got bit by 3 ticks in the parking lot alone and more additionally on the trail. It's a stunning area- just be cautious before bringing your fur babies!

  • Johanna
    Oct. 21, 2021
    Lots of great options

    You can stick to the main upper and lower paths but if you are looking for a more rigorous hike the walking paths will take through more scenic places. We hike into the Rainbow Falls we had some challenging ascents and descents and it was gorgeous!

  • Wayne
    Oct. 14, 2021
    Doggone Dandy!

    Autumn on the trails at Minnewaska State Park! This is a must, all!!

  • Dan
    Jun. 9, 2019
    A Must

    A relaxing hike around the lake w 10 year old twins and the pup

  • April
    Jul. 5, 2018
    fabulous, easy hike

    Walking around the lake was lovely. It was a smooth path to follow, and there were numerous places for Galaxy (my dog) to wade into the water (my profile photo is from this hike!) We then moved to the lower parking lot and visited Awosting Falls -- again, swam with the pooch by the waterfall! Beautiful. Easy to go back to the car for supplies, then back to the lake. Bring a picnic lunch, a lot of water and you're good to go.

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