A Scenic Winter Snowshoeing Trek in New Paltz

Nine miles west of New Paltz, NY, the Mohonk Preserve offers every type of winter activity imaginable. Coxing Kill (often referred to as Split Rock) is a sought after swimming hole in the summer and an easy, scenic three mile snowshoeing trek in the winter.

Before attempting to walk, hike or snowshoe over any frozen body of water, be sure that the ice is thick enough to hold your weight. Also, it’s a good idea to bring a buddy for outdoor explorations of any sort.

Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com
Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com
Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com

  “A rule I always follow is to bring a buddy. On winter hikes this is even more important because the conditions are less than forgiving.”

Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com

  “I always feel at the mercy of mother nature when treading over ice. As a kid, going ice fishing with my dad, he always taught me ‘Thick and blue, tried and true; Thin and crispy, way too risky.”

Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com

  “Layers are my friend on any hike, but especially in the winter. Whenever I start to sweat, I begin removing layers and the more layers I have on, the easier it is to maintain a consistent body temperature.”

Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com

  “Every season has its sound. My favorite might be the crunch snow makes as you walk through it.”

Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com
Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com
Snow shoeing in upstate NY. andnorth.com

  “There’s something extra special about hiking down Coxing Kill. It allows me to see the forest through the eyes of the river.”

4 comments

  1. Let’s do this !

  2. lovely photos! but i think i’d be the gal back at the lodge with some hot cocoa 🙂

  3. The photos are incredible. The power of mother nature in each snowflake. Wow !!

  4. Absolutely beautiful Bri!

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