Faculty/Staff Outing: Spring Farm, Mohonk Preserve, Thursday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. from FDC/ College Hall

Come enjoy the Spring Farm trails at the Mohonk Preserve.  Wildflower wander, rock scramble, or moderate hike hosted by Mark McFadden (Career Resource Center), Jackie Cirello (Student Development) and Sarah Wyman (English / FDC).  Carpool from the Faculty Center behind College Hall (5:00 p.m.), or meet us on the mountain at the Spring Farm parking lot (5:15). Non-hikers/ non-walkers can join us on the drive-in field, 6:45 p.m.  Bring your own Mohonk Pass, check out one of four available at the Sojourner Truth Library, or contact Sarah Wyman (wymans@newpaltz.edu) to register for one.

30 free passes reserved for faculty & staff until 2 p.m. that day.

Date:  Thursday, May 16

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m

Location:  Spring Farm Trailhead or CARPOOL from FDC.  wymans@newpaltz. to offer/accept a ride.

Significant others, including dogs on leashes, friends, and kids welcome.

For the rock scramble, wear loose clothing and closed-toe shoes. Bring water.  Mark and Jackie, experienced climbers, will guide folks up the scramble. Sarah will take people up the yellow and blue trails to Bonticou Crag. Others can stick to the gentler carriage trails or hang out on the beautiful field by the parking lot, with a Catskill Mountain view.


Take the New Paltz exit 18 off of the NYS Thruway. Go west on Route 299 (Main St.through New Paltz), go over steel bridge and turn right onto Springtown Road. Make a left onto Mountain Rest Road. Pass the entrance to the Mohonk Mountain House and go under the one-lane bridge. Continue on 1 mile, and turn right on Upper 27 Knolls Road. Within ¼ mile, you’ll reach the kiosk for the Spring Farm Trailhead. This is the trailhead for Bonticou Crag as well as the Table Rocks Trail.