Nestled in 40,000 acres of protected forest and overlooking a pristine glacial lake, Mohonk Mountain House offers countless activities and experiences for guests of all ages. Whether you want to try your hand at tomahawk throwing, paddleboarding across the lake, or relaxing in the tranquility of our award-winning spa, you can be as active or relaxed as you choose. Here are our top five ways to make this summer truly unforgettable!
#1 Explore the Great Outdoors
Summer is the perfect time to get lost in nature. The Hudson Valley is known for its lush forests and mountainous landscape. Mohonk Mountain House offers a variety of ways to enjoy this natural beauty. Explore miles of protected forest and scenic hiking trails, rock scrambles, mountain biking, rock climbing, guided hikes, and nature tours.
#2 Make Time for You
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Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit with a wellness retreat this summer. Wellness has been an integral part of the Mohonk experience since our founding in 1869. We carry that tradition forward today with an award-winning spa, mindfulness programs, and yoga and fitness classes. Take a dip in our indoor pool suspended among the treetops with panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains.
#3 Taste the Flavors of the Hudson Valley
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Enjoy stunning views of the Catskills from the Main Dining Room, especially at sunset. Opt outside for our more casual cookout at The Granary with remarkable views of Lake Mohonk and Sky Top Tower. Or if you’re looking for an intimate, relaxed bar featuring locally-sourced food, handcrafted cocktails, hyper-local draft beer, and more than 20 varieties of New York spirits, then head to The Carriage Lounge. With so many options, the hardest part is deciding where to go first!
#4 Get in the Water
Whether you’re laying out on the beach, jumping in our glacial lake, or going to your local swimming hole, make sure to take the time to enjoy the water this summer. Lake Mohonk offers row boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing (even fly fishing), so there’s no reason not to find yourself lakeside on a summer day.
#5 Discover Something New
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The key to making summer truly magical is trying new things and creating new memories. Have you ever wanted to try horseback riding? It is the perfect way to explore miles of wooded forest and mountain vistas. What about rock climbing? If you’re up to the challenge, Mohonk offers some of the best rock climbing in the Northeast with breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley as you scale the heights of the Shawangunk Ridge. If you prefer to have your feet more firmly planted on the ground, give archery and tomahawk throwing a shot as you learn to quiet your mind and master the art of balance, aim, and power. The most important thing is to get outside and try something new this summer!
Want more ways to experience the best of the Hudson Valley? Visit during our Festival of the Arts and add a dash of creative inspiration to cap off your summer evenings at Mohonk.